• World Rowing Coaches Conference

    This one is for the coaches among you. The 2019 World Rowing Coaches Conference will take place from the evening of Wednesday 20/11/2019 to Friday 22/11/2019 at the Park Inn Hotel of Heathrow, London, UK.The 2019 conference will include contributions by elite sport scholars from both within and outside the rowing family. Are you interested in Altitude Training or want to know more about the Tokio Weather conditions: Read the program here and join:2019 World Rowing Coaches Conference: The Program
  • 1. Bern Boat Race – Registration Deadline coming up

    Are you going to participate at the Bern Boat Race on Saturday October 26th ? Have you registered yet? Hurry up. Latest entry date is October 15th 2019 at Noon. Here is what you need to know:Why is the a bear in the logo?The capital of Switzerland is called “Bern”, an old and modified word of “Bären”, which means bear.What does the Bern Boat Race stand for?The Race is the succession event of the legendary “Armada Cup”. This year`s event is open for single
  • Antiphase Crew Rowing – more scientific research

    Further results show: Antiphase crew rowing might turn out to be faster!New researches made in Holland indicate that Antiphase Rowing might be a good thing:“If everyone rows at the same time, the boat will – with every stroke – pause for a while”, explains movement scientist Laura Cuijpers of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, in the NOS Radio 1 Journal. “That is why it is better for rowers to row alternately. That way the boat is accelerated more continu
  • Dissecting the Bunion – Row in your own shoes!

    Lumpy and sore big toe? Read on as we dissect the Bunion.Rowperfect collaborates with many shoe systems supplier. Some you find in our shop. Read here a (Batlogic) discussion about dissecting the bunion issued by  Dr. Ed Wittich, FROM LIMITED EVIDENCE AND CLINICAL EXPERIENCE, THE CAUSE IS BELIEVED TO BE SECONDARY TO A NUMBER OF INTRINSIC (INTERNAL) AND EXTRINSIC (EXTERNAL) FACTORS, HERE THEY ARE:Dissecting the Bunion? What’s a bunion?Well for a start it’s not some mythical
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  • Frustrations for Masters Rowers

    Masters aged over 27 are one of the fastest growing memberships of our sport.  And yet they are poorly served by many clubs.  Rebecca Caroe, the author of this article is sure: “This isn’t just a UK problem, I have evidence that this situation is matched throughout the world”.Masters Rowing InternationalThis Rowperfect Facebook Group ” Masters Rowing International” asks 3 questions when people join the group including “What are your frustrations with
  • Who invented the Head Of The Charles?

    With the HOCR coming up in less than a month, It is a good time to look at the roots of this amazing Regatta. Every good ting in life starts with a good idea! How did the Head Of The Charles Regatta beginn for more than 55 years? Who invented the Head Of The Charles Regatta?Who invented the Head Of The Charles Regatta? HOCR History –The www.hocr.org tells about the roots of the Regatta:Founders and Cambridge Boat Club members D’Arcy MacMahon, Howard McIntyre, and Jack Vincent, create
  • Affordable Strokecoach Meter

    Announcing a new product in our Rowperfect world: An affordable Strokecoach meter for your rowing boat. We have tested this new product on the market. Our first impression is very good.  A product which meets the basic needs for us beeing in a boat.Affordable Stroke Coach MeterRowperfect presents: affordable rowing deviceThe invention was made in Scandinavia. We learnt from one of the inventors: The project was started in late 2018 in order to produce affordable technology for athletes and
  • Affordable RowClock Stroke Meter

    Announcing a new product in our Rowperfect world: An affordable RowClock Stroke Meter meter for your rowing boat. We have tested this new product on the market. Our first impression is very good.  A product which meets the basic needs for us beeing in a boat.Affordable Stroke MeterRowperfect presents: affordable rowing deviceThe invention was made in Scandinavia. We learnt from one of the inventors: The project was started in late 2017 in order to produce affordable technology for athletes
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  • Head Of The Charles – Can I participate?

    This years Head Of The Charles Regatta is coming up soon! It will be the 55th Edition. It takes place on October 19th and 20st. In this blog we will answer a question of Mika,a rower from Oslo. We will also give you some background information about this rowing regatta tradition.I am a Masters D single sculler and do fairly well on national leveI. I have been thinking of participating at the HOCR since a few year. Could I apply and would they accept me?Mica, I think it is a great opportunity to
  • Tokio 2020 Olympic regatta course

    The 2020 Olympic regatta course is ready to host Olympic Athletes. The Sea Forest Waterway and its Salt Water Canal will be a challenge for boats and material.Our Olympic rowing venue is located in Tokyo Bay and is ready to go. Still a few months away, much to the delight of Sydney Olympics gold medallist and current International Rowing Federation president Jean-Christophe Rolland.The course, which is 2,300 metres long, sits next to a former landfill site, which has been turned into a forest in
  • Slide bites, rowers bum and calf skin protection

    Slide bites or how to spot a rower walking down the street . . .Ok, picture this – it’s summertime.  You’re walking downtown and ahead of you is a girl (or guy – you choose): tall, bronzed, lean, athletic-looking . . .she’s looking good and you cast your eye downwards to the flick of the hem of her skirt (he’s wearing shorts), down the back of her legs  . . . and ah-ha, there marring this piece of perfection, there sparking that burst of recognition,
  • Armadacup is now Bern Boat Race

    A new Head Race – Bern Boat RaceGood buy Armadacup – welcome Bern Boat Race. A new Head Race in Switzerland will take place on October 26th! The new Bern Boat Race is inspired by the legendary Armadacup. Next to the Rose of Wörthersee and the Turin Silverskiff, the Armadacup was one of the famous Head Race in central Europe. For Single Scullers, known by its famous mass starts.Bern Boat Race, October 26thThe organizing committee who managed this race for 32 years stepped down la
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  • C Breeze – natural cooling for long ergs

    What is a C Breeze?The C Breeze is what you need to stay cool while rowing an ergo. It’s a small nylon tube that is a very easily installed to the fan cage of any rowing erg that transports the airflow from your rowing machine and projects it back out like a fan onto your face.It only takes a few minutes to attach on to your Model B,C,D & E Concept 2 rowing machine or Rowperfect or RP3. Many users buy two – one for their home erg and one to take to the gym or rowing club to add t
  • Trailer weight distribution – check out your tonque weight

    A Video is worth a thousand wordsLast weekend I had to pull our club trailer to a regatta. We had 11 boats on the trailer, about 1500 kg of trailer weight. While inspecting the trailer after loading I noticed, the trailer was leaning to the “rear”. I showed my crew this video I once found at Coach Bergenroth websiteThe video shows us the importance of the trailer weight distribution, when loading the boats on the trailer. We do this every weekend during summer – but has anyone
  • Trailer weight distribution – check out your tonque weigh

    A Video is worth a thousand wordsLast weekend I had to pull our club trailer to a regatta. We had 11 boats on the trailer, about 1500 kg of trailer weight. While inspecting the trailer after loading I noticed, the trailer was leaning to the “rear”. I showed my crew this video I once found at Coach Bergenroth websiteThe video shows us the importance of the trailer weight distribution, when loading the boats on the trailer. We do this every weekend during summer – but has anyone
  • How to Rabbit:  Guiding a Visually Impaired Rower

    “Okay, Rob:  Ready, Row”In this blog, Sharon Wienbar explains her experience with Visual Impaired (VI) rowers.
    That typical rowing command takes on more urgency and complication when Rob is in a blind boat–and not just a backward-facing scull. Rob is visually impaired (“VI”); he prefers the term “blind.” Yet Rob rows a single scull twice a week at Bair Island Aquatic Center (BIAC), where we host one of the largest adaptive rowing program on the west
  • Waterproof rain jackets – Elegant in the rain

    Waterproof Rain Jackets – Elegant rainwear at the regattaI recently visited Switzerland and watched the last and 32nd Armada Cup. You know, the rowing regatta with the 300 skiffs. It is an enthralling thing and an organized chaos, when you see how each Skiff fights for its place at the pontoon after the race.What always catches the eye when you look at the supporters: Why do we supporters on the pontoon and the regatta place dress so little elegantly? What is the different between the rega
  • Masters Regatta Racing Starts for rowing

    Here is a question from our audience. It arrived a while ago. We have asked our experts to answer…World Rowing Masters regatta is coming up, and I guess most of what can be done of preparation is done by now. However I cannot help but thinking about the start, and how to improve it. If not for anything else, so for next year’s regatta season.I stroke a Masters G and H 8+. I am interested to find out what has been said or written about preparing and improving the start.We got an
  • World Rowing Master Regatta Velence

    In less than two weeks World Rowing and the Hungarian Rowing association will open the WRMR in Hungary. Lake Velence, 50 Km south of Budapest. Rowperfect will be present at the regatta place.World Rowing Masters Regatta: “The Lake of Sunshine”According Regatta Central website, “Lake Velence is one of the most atmospheric and charming regions of Hungary, a magical place which will leave you with so many experiences to take with you. 
    With its velvety, shallow waters Lake Ve
  • Check out the World Rowing Regattas for sales and deals

    Great regattas, like the world championships in Linz or the WRMR World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hungary offer great deals. You can get your oar, your cloth or erg 15 to 20% off. Team AustriaTwo opportunities are waiting for you: The World Champs in Linz and the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Velence.Which is the best erg? Jeannine Gmelin in Linz Meet us at the WRMR World Rowing Masters Regatta in Hungary.Get your weekly newsletter here* indicates requiredEmail address *Name *Fam
  • Check out the World Rowing Regattas for RP3 Ergometer sales

    Great regattas, like the world championships in Linz or the WRMR World Rowing Masters Regatta  in Hungary offer great deals. You can get your Erg new for 15 to 20% off. Team Austria uses RP3 ErgsTwo opportunities are waiting for you: The World Champs in Linz and the World Rowing Masters Regatta in Velence. Here is an example: FISA supplier RP3 delivered more than 25 Dynamic Ergometers to the 2019 World Champs and had 14 ergs reserved for individuals, athletes and teams.
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  • Bucket List for Rowers: Great Rowing Events

    The Bucket List was a great movie – but how would you apply it to rowing?Cover of The Bucket ListHere is our Bucket List for RowersWe’ve got several categories: Apply your bucket list for rowers Tourism – fun regattas to watchExercise – fun regattas to participate inBeauty – awesome locations worth visiting whether there’s a regatta or notBoathouses – famous clubsPlaces where historic rowing events took placeSo here’s our starter list of great
  • GB Universities Delegation Announced for 2019 EUSA Rowing Championships

    A squad of 50 rowers and a support team of 12 will form the GB Universities Rowing delegation to compete at the European Universities Championships in Jönköping, Sweden next week.
  • Rowing Anorak – made by and for rowers!

    The team at Rowtex, who brought you their Rowtex gloves created a new product. It is the Anorak for rowing .It’s available in the Rowperfect shop right now.
    The Anorak – product developmentThe Rowtex -Team launched a crowdfunding campaign to get early customers and to pay for the product development. Rowperfect supported them and was delighted when it over-achieved its targets.In order to find the best materials, best fit and features an ideal rowing anorak should have, the Rowtex te
  • Rowing on Rivers – how to use strong currents to your benefit

    When the current becomes a challenge – Rowing on RiversThe cox makes the difference. – Take advantage of the currents!
    Many rowing clubs row on rivers and experiance a current – as a normality. This requires an extra set of coxing skills, compared to those of us who row on a lake. We suggest, dealing with this floating river needs to be practiced. The potential for the rowing team of using the floating water in their benefit is often underestimated, not fully exploited or is si
  • Sad News from the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz

    Yesterday, when we were working on our projects at the WRCHAMPS in Linz, we noticed increase activities at the regatta course. This is what World Rowing is commenting in their press release:“World Rowing is deeply saddened to report the passing of 33-year-old Belarus para-rower Dzmitry Ryshkevich who died yesterday, Wednesday, 21 August 2019. This occurred during a training session before the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottensheim, Austria.The full details of the incident that
  • 78 universities sign up to the BUCS UNIversal Gym Membership for 2019-20

    The UNIversal Gym membership for 2019-20 starts from 1 September and already has 78 BUCS member institutions signed up to the scheme with 97 facilities across the UK available to access. 
  • 77 universities sign up to the BUCS UNIversal Gym Membership for 2019-20

    The UNIversal Gym membership for 2019-20 starts from 1 September and already has 77 BUCS member institutions signed up to the scheme with 95 facilities across the UK available to access. 
  • BUCS is looking for a Student Leadership Programme Partner

    As part of the objectives within the Professional and Workforce Development strand of the BUCS Strategy, BUCS is looking to source a leadership partner to lead and develop the BUCS Student Leadership programme
  • Book Review The Boys in the Boat

    This is a reaction of our holiday book proposal.Hi Rowperfect, I have read a great book during my trip to Spain. It is called “The Boys in the Boat”. Maybe you can propose this to your readers.Tamy, you are right! In case you have not read it yet, I recommend this book for this summer holiday too! It was a race in which every single stroke made the difference! As you can see on the Foto-Finish, the Team on lane one – the USA – won the race. Italien became second. Bronze w
  • Nominations are now open for the UK Coaching Awards

    BUCS is encouraging all member institutions within the HE sector to submit their nominations for the UK Coaching Awards.
  • BUCS Senior Managers Network Event - Thursday 5 September

    The next BUCS Senior Managers Network event takes place on Thursday 5 September 2019 at the University of Warwick
  • World Rowing Championships regatta

    The World Rowing Championships regatta is the biggest FISA event and the most important of the season for us rowers. It is held at the end of the season.  The regatta is held over eight days using a progression system from heats through to finals and ensuring that there is sufficient rest time between boat classes for the athletes.The clock is ticking in Ottensheim: 25.8. – 1.09.20192000 athletes are looking forward to the grand opening of the 2019 World Rowing Championships. Meanwhil
  • Learn from role models: A man who coaches sporting perfection

    James Cracknell, 46 has become the oldest ever Boat Race champion. His team mates refer to him as “Uncle James”. Cracknell, for sure became a role model for many of his team mates. (Photocredit: Guardian)Do rowers need to learn from role models? What rowers and rowing coaches can learn from others, also outside of our rowing environment, is written in this article about Greg Louganis, a word famous diver:Learn from role models:understand the component parts that make up the rowing /s
  • Rowing Dry Bag – designed by Rowers

    Announcing the Rowing Dry Bag designed by rowers.  We loved Rowtex when they created gloves for rowing – then they added the perfect rowers Anorak.  They now announce their two Dry Bags – for your daily rowing and for your touring.New Rowing Dry BagThere are two sizes – a small one which is 5 liters volume.  This bag is especially designed to take with you in the boat to protect your extra clothing from getting soaked by water, splashed into the boat from the oar
  • Rowing books for your holiday novel reading

    Today we’re showing off two rowing books which are worth adding to your summer holiday reading list.
    Both novels and written by authors who actually understand the sport, they give very different perspectives on that most difficult of rowing situations – the crew bonding before, during and after an important race.  Buy Water under the Bridge from Rowperfect.Rowing books for your holiday: Flat Water Tuesday by Ron IrwinWritten as a serious novel, Irwin has achieved a really good
  • BUCS and BAFA agree new administration process for 2019-20 season.

    The relationship between British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) and the British American Football Association (BAFA) sits at the very heart of ensuring the development of Higher Education American Football within the UK.
  • Coxing long races – what coxes need to say

    What should a cox say during a long (15 minute) race to keep the rowers motivated, without sounding repetitive?A long race is a challenge. Happily there’s a great solution.Plan the race beforehand  okTake a look at the landmarks (bridges, bends etc), know where the straights are and how long they are, decide where your starting and finishing sprints begin and end.Also know your crew – what are the technique things which they need to be reminded of to keep their pattern of rowing
  • SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 25 September - National Fitness Day

    BUCS are encouraging members to get involved with ukactive's National Fitness Day on Wednesday 25 September. This is a great opportunity to highlight the role physical activity plays across the higher education sector, helping to raise awareness of the importance for us all to lead healthier and active lifestyles.
  • Over 5,000 participants reached through BUCS Active 2 Projects

    The BUCS Active 2 Impact report identifies that over 5,000 unique participants have been reached through BUCS Active 2 projects running between January - May 2019. The report is based on the 20 projects that received funding from BUCS to target inactive females and projects linked to using physical activity to tackle mental health.
  • Go Row Indoor pilot opportunity for universities

    Go Row Indoor is a British Rowing programme aiming to get more people indoor rowing whether it be for fun, fitness or competition. Go Row Indoor has been developed to address the potential barriers to participation of indoor rowing with the aim to grow the number of indoor rowers and the quality of experience.
  • University of Warwick partners with Technogym to create an active campus

    The new Sports and Wellness Hub will provide a fully connected fitness and wellness experience to support student and community members on their fitness journeys.
  • 2019 World Rowing Cup III – Great Britain Mens`s Eight beats Germany!

    What a race! The World Rowing Cup in RotterdamFor the second time within a month, the unbeatable German Men`s Eight, Winner of Olympic Gold and not beaten since 2017, lost its Gold Medal Spot to the Team of Great Britain in Rotterdam.  The 2019 World Rowing Cup III in Rotterdam, the Netherlands gave the international field of rowing top athletes – after the Henley Races in England just a week ago – another platform to compete. On Sunday, 14th of July, the British Team left
  • Strapping tape for rowing injury becoming popular

    We have seen it in Rotterdam at the WRC III again. Strapping Tape is becoming more and more popular. Athletes were using it in the warm up area and while preparing for their race.Do it like the champions: When you need support and strapping tape for rowing injuries, use the D3 Tape. This world`s first 6.0m length kinesiology tape is perfect for self-management rowing injuries.K6.0 Kinesiology tape is an elastic cotton blend acrylic coated latex-free bandage. It can help take pressure off  o
  • Perfect 10 for GB Students in Naples

    The 30th World University Summer Games in Naples, Italy has now drawn to a close and the GB Students team are heading back to Britain with a haul of ten medals after a host of first-class performances.
  • BUCS and Swim England launch Small Grants programme for 2019

     BUCS and Swim England, the National Governing Body for aquatics have launched a Water Polo Development Grants programme designed to support the development of Water Polo in Higher Education, making clubs stronger and more sustainable.
  • BUCS Physical Activity Excellence Awards 2018-19

    BUCS is pleased to announce the six universities that have received the Physical Activity Excellence Award for 2018-19.  This award recognises universities for their outstanding contribution towards encouraging physical activity in the higher education sector.
  • Going for a swim while you stop rowing?

    Summer time is touring time. And maybe swimming time. (Photo Credit: Pinterest)You do not have to row in a swimming pool if you want to combine rowing with swimming: Many rivers and lakes around the world allow rowing and swimming. Sometimes the crews take their water breaks and go for a swim. I have seen it in Portugal and at a Fitness Rowing Marathon in Germany. Crew members jumped into the water. Right from their touring boat. What would you need to bring when going for a swim? Well a dry bag
  • Rowing camp in Brno

    Summer camps are presently a hype. Many rowers try to organize their camp just before starting into the summer break.For those, wanting to go to a nearby country, there are some spots open at the September rowing camp, which will be held in Brno on September 4 th to September 9 th .  Further Infos can be found here:Master Regatta in HungaryAre you a Masters rower who wants to boost his technique under the guidance of world class coaches? Are you interested in getting hands-on experienc
  • BUCS announce six supporting partners for BUCS Conference 2019

    BUCS are excited to announce six supporting partners for BUCS Conference 2019. 

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