Why a perfect rowing puddle is like an elephant’s rear end

Why a perfect rowing puddle is like an elephant’s rear end

When you watch a golfer hit a shot many times they look down at their divot which they use as guidance as to what did or did not happen in their swing. When rowing I suppose our”divot” is a puddle. Can you read much into a puddle? Does such a thing as a perfect puddle...
Connecticut Rules

Connecticut Rules

Photo by SportGraphics. If you’re a parent of a rower, you’ve seen this. If you row yourself, you’ve felt it. It’s the feeling that spreads through the crowds at multi-day sprint regattas: that nagging ache in your quads as you walk from your crew’s tent to the boat...
Monthly Prize Draw Winner June 2018

Monthly Prize Draw Winner June 2018

Each month subscribers to the Rowperfect newsletter are included in a free prize draw to win one of our products. This month (June) we have this prize:  Eric Murray’s book the Kiwi Pair plus a souvenir item of clothing. And the Winner is Frank Thorn.  Well done,...
RowInTeam: strength in unity

RowInTeam: strength in unity

Unity creates strength. Is that really the case? Often individual personalities are not that obvious when they are part of a group. But just being in together is not enough – the group has to become a team. by Giuseppe Lamanna Edoardo Verzotti (left) and Livio La...
What type of back pain should rowers worry about?

What type of back pain should rowers worry about?

Low back pain is common in rowers – but it should not be tolerated in rowing Lots of people get back pain in rowing but we should not tolerate it for periods of time.  I want to give you a few rules around that so you can understand exactly where you should be...
Choosing a single scull for masters rower

Choosing a single scull for masters rower

I’m looking to buy a single scull for myself, are you able to advise? Single Scull boat bag I’m an intermediate masters rower, with about 6 years experience in rowing.I row in pretty harsh conditions, tidal salt water with high chances of grounding at times and will...
Rowers Rub for Gig Rowers review

Rowers Rub for Gig Rowers review

Jane Fitzsimons is a gig rower who suffers….. from blisters on the seat.  She took a pot of Rowers Rub and shared it around Cotelehe Gig Club to give it a workout. Rowers Rub My squad and I have been trialling Rowers Rub. We really like it. We are gig rowers and...
3 steps to a sparkling clean hull

3 steps to a sparkling clean hull

Here’s a great question from one of my readers. She asked about how to keep her rowing shell hull sparkling clean: We have a 1 year old Vespoli light 8, painted white. It’s shell was pristine until our last race, when the boats were parked on the trailer underneath an...
Rowing Tales call for contributions

Rowing Tales call for contributions

Last year Peter Mallory and Rebecca Caroe collated and edited a collection of stories from rowers and about rowing.  We published it as Rowing Tales. It has had great reviews and lots of you kind people have purchased copies – usually in twos (one for you and one for...
Rhythm in the rowing stroke

Rhythm in the rowing stroke

Sara Lombardi from Rowfficient writes While a bit controversial, we do believe in ONE most efficient rhythm to achieve maximum speed and efficiency based on the biomechanics of the rowing stroke. The @kiwi_eight are doing a great job of displaying our ideal “One...