• Transporting Your Crew to a Regatta

    Hopefully we have some regattas ahead of us! In case you’re a bit rusty with transporting your crew to a regatta look at the following steps!Minimize the potential catastrophes with 6 easy stepsTransporting your crew to a regatta can be a hectic affair, ever more compounded by the age of the crew.  It’s time to accept that THINGS GO WRONG.  To combat the chaos theories of the universe you will have to be as organised as humanly possible and we’re here to help.1. Venue
  • Webinar: Functional Movement Assessment for Masters

     Webinar: Functional Movement Assessment for MastersHow flexible is your body? Does it help or hinder your rowing and sculling?Learn how to test yourself and what you need to do to improve.Our bodies naturally undergo changes in coordination, balance, muscle strength, and joint range of motion as we age.In this webinar you will learn:The 10 screening exercises Identify the key movements needed for rowingWhat you may need to give attention to in order to improve your stroke.How to impro
  • How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS Eight Style

    How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS Eight StyleRowing in your living room! During the next couple of weeks, we would like to show why our AUGLETICS Eight and Eight Style are definitely worth a closer look!Let’s have a look at the AUGLETICS Eight Style today!How much Ergo do you need? Introducing AUGLETICS Eight StyleRowing in your living room!  Test wanted: [email protected] The AUGLETICS rowing machine Eight Style Oak is the high-tech innovation on the market.
  • How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS Eight

    How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS EightRowing in your living room! During the next couple of weeks, we would like to show why our AUGLETICS Eight and Eight Style are definitely worth a closer look!Let’s have a look at the AUGLETICS EIGHT today!How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS Eight Rowing in your living room! The AUGLETICS rowing machine Eight is a high-tech innovation on the market. Its outstanding design and innovative functions along with a com
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  • Nutrition and rowing performance

    Believe it or not: I gained weight while going skiing.When I planned my ski vacation in the french Alps, I had a hard training in my mind. After heavy cookie consumption during Christmas time, I had planned to reduce my weight back to the level where my boat would not sink.  Those were my plans. Back at home I realized that I had gained two extra kilo in the mountains….. I knew where it came from….these wonderful creamy cookies and the warm teas we had to warm up.What the heck
  • New in our Shop: Boat Trolleys For Coastal Boats!

    NEW in our Shop: Boat trolleys! Have a look at our easy to set and easy to disassemble launching trolleys!New in our Shop: Boat TrolleysHere is your boat trolley for coastal boats. The portable boat launching trolley allows an effortless boat launching. No assistance needed to launch.Our boat trolleys can be used by one person aloneExtremely Light,Easy To disassembleEasy To FoldSpace Saving In The CarAvailable In 3 Different SizesSolos 1xDoubles 2xQuads 4xEasy to storeEasy to disassembleThe post
  • How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS – The Virtual Coach

    How much Ergo do you need? Introducing: AUGLETICS – The Virtual CoachDuring the next couple of weeks, we would like to show why our AUGLETICS Eight and Eight Style are definitely worth a closer look!Today we want to start with showing you what’s so special about our AUGLETICS Virtual Coach! With the professional instruction of the Virtual Coach at your fingertips, you will quickly improve your rowing technique and train more efficiently and healthily long-term.AUGLETICS Virtual
  • RUBENETTI 2x RACE: Probably one of the fastest boats you ever rowed

    RUBENETTI 2x RACE: Probably one of the fastest boats you ever rowed! This is one of the best performing coastal boats on the market. Available in 3 different models. Born and designed in 2020 especially for coastal rowing.  The design of hull, bow and stern has been optimised to achieve a perfect balance between stability and speed.RUBENETTI 2x RACE: Probably one of the fastest boats on the market! Our demo boats are available in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and soon in Austria. Furt
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  • RUBENETTI 1x RACE – Easy to row, very stiff, fast in turns

    The RUBENETTI 1x RACE – Easy to row, very stiff, fast in turns. Probably the fastest single at the coast! We did a little facelift in 2020 to our RUBENETTI 1x RACE to lower the center of gravity and make it more stable. The design of his hull makes it feel light and easy to paddle. International rowers describe the boat as “very stiff”, “reactive” and “fast in turns”.RUBENETTI 1x RACE -Easy to row, very stiff, fast in turns.Our demo boats are a
  • RUBENETTI 2x CLUB – Our most stable double

    RUBENETTI 2x CLUB – Our most stable double.Try our RUBENETTI 2x CLUB for coastal rowing! Go out to enjoy a pleasant lake ride, in the sea, or allow yourself to surf waves on the most rough days. Its hull is very stable even with big waves, it has a perfect balance between stability and speed and is able to cope with the fastest models on the market.RUBENETTI 2x CLUB: Our most stable doubleIn the next couple of days we will introduce the different new boats we have on offer now! Our de
  • When it’s draining – Rowing Tales 2020 by Rebecca Caroe

    Rowing Tales 2020 covers the strange year we’ve all lived through. Our tales explain our situation – and give us hope that we will continue to row again in the future. Most of these tales are NOT about Covid19, they’re a blend of quick-fire anecdotes, misdemeanours and some quiet triumphs.Here is one of the stories from the collection:Scott Patterson is the author of The Oarsmen, the remarkable story of the men who rowed from the Great War to Peace. He is making a film about th
  • Breakdancing vs. Coastal Rowing

    Breakdance – the new Olympic disciplineVery sadly our rowing commumity noticed a month ago, that Coastal Rowing will not be Olympic soon. As a matter of fact, I am learning that something I have not even considered a “sport” will be an olympic dicipline. Breakdancing. And because of those new disciplines we are reducing our sport to 24 rowing participants in Paris…  But is it really breakdancing vs. coastal rowing?Of course I am very dissapointed about the IOC&rsquo
  • RUBENETTI 1x CLUB: Robust, stable and competitive.

    RUBENETTI 1x CLUB: Robust, stable and competitive.An ideal beginners boat. For everyone who wants to enter the world of rowing! Clubs as well as individual rowers love this boat as an easy learn-to-row boat for training and first coastal rowing experience.RUBENETTI 1x CLUBIn the next couple of days we will introduce the different new boats we have on offer now! Our demo boats are available in the U.K., Germany, Switzerland and soon in Austria. Furthermore, we will be attending selected coastal r
  • How to become a stronger rower: Part 4. Strengthening by Weight-training

    How to become a stronger rower: Part 4. Strengthening by Weight-training. The fourth part of our series about how you can become a stronger rower!Missed the first parts of this blog series? Here are Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Enjoy your workouts!How to become a stronger rower: Part 4. Strengthening by Weight-training Strengthening by Weight-training – The Big brother of Glute BridgeAfter understanding and activation, it is time to move to strengthening. I believe that this is best don
  • RUBENETTI 1x SHORT – Our smallest

    Our smallest! RUBENETTI CO 1x -SHORT. This boat can be transported on your car roof. Whenever, wherever you go. Short, stable and fits perfect on the roof of most cars. The ideal option for holidays or weekend trips!RUBENETTI 1x SHORTIn the next couple of days we will introduce the different new boats we have on offer now! Our demo boats are available in the U.K., in Germany Switzerland and soon in Austria. Furthermore, we will be attending selected coastal regattas throughout 2021 (Covid 19 all
  • RUBENETTI Boats are now available at ROWPERFECT

    RUBENETTI boats are now available at Rowperfect!Rowperfect UK is very delighted to announce that from 2021 Rowperfect will be the UK and Ireland distributor of RUBENETTI coastal boats. They are known as a very fast and stable boats, able to match those made by much larger companies at a very competitive price.The range of boats is broad and customers find the right boat for the right rowing level. From Coastal Solos for beginners to Doubles for elite rowers. Have a look at our website!Rubenetti
  • New in our Shop! Vests for Women and Men!

    Stay warm and dry during the cold and dark winter month! Be perfectly equipped around the boathouse all the year! Perfect for times when it’s not cold enough for a jacket but also too cold for just a jumper. Have a look at our new vests!New in our Shop! The new Dry Fashion vests for men and women!“Vancouver”- Women ́s Vest With Stretch InsertsWind And Water RepellentQuilted Chest And Backsection, For Better Heat InsulationSuper Stretch InsertsAdjustable HoodComfortabl
  • Season’s Greetings

    Season’s greetings from all of us here at Rowperfect!We wish all of you the best for the holidays, and health and happiness for the year ahead of us! Thank you all for your support during these challenging times! Let’s hope 2021 brings us back into peaceful and quiet waters!All the best and stay safe,Your team at Rowperfect Rowperfect, by rowers for rowers!The post Season’s Greetings appeared first on Rowperfect UK.    
  • New in our Shop! Dry Fashion Jackets and Parka for Men!

    Stay warm and dry during the cold and dark winter month! Be perfectly equipped around the boathouse all the year! Outdoor clothes have no nice shape and are kind of boring to look at? Wrong! Have a look at our new stylish and practical jackets and parka!New in our Shop! The new Dry Fashion jackets and parka for Men!“Bergen”- Men ́s Woolfleece JacketWind RepellentWarm Woolfleece JacketSporty DesignComfortable FitKangaroo Zipper PocketsAdjustable HoodSizes: S – 6XLAvailable
  • New in our Shop! Dry Fashion Jackets and Coats for Women

    Stay warm and dry during the cold and dark winter month! Be perfectly equipped around the boathouse all the year! Outdoor clothes have no nice shape and are kind of boring to look at? Wrong! Have a look at our new stylish and practical jackets and coats!New in our Shop! The new Dry Fashion jackets and coats!“Sydney Coat” Women’s Melange Softshell-CoatBreathable, Wind And Waterproof MaterialCoat Made Of High-Quality Stretch Softshell With Fleece LiningWaisted CutAdjustable Waist
  • Ergo Workout Part 3

    Part 3 of our Ergo Workout special this week! We’re happy to share an interval training session with Jean-Pierre Talamona! Enjoy the workout and have a good and safe start into the weekend before Christmas!An intense 36-minute Interval Training session that combines cardio with a strengthening of the abdominals. The session includes a quick 3-minute warm-up and a 3-minute cool-down as well. An additional warm-up with the rowing ergometer 10 to 20 minutes beforehand is welcome.The post Ergo
  • Ergo Workout Part 2 – Stretching

    On Tuesday we presented you a video of an exercise on the Ergo. Todays focus is on the stretching after an exercise like that! A good workout is only as good as the stretching afterwards. If you followed our Friday posts about injuries and injury prevention before, you might already heard that stretching can lower the risk of injuries drastically. The stretching exercises are presented by Jean Piere Talamona! Enjoy!The video contains a series of 10 minute quick stretches with 20 positions. Each
  • Ergo Workout Part 1

    Many of you like to workout on an ergo during the cold winter month. Especially now when the weather is getting colder and the cold rain showers in Britain make it quite uncomfortable to be outside in general. This week we like to present a video series with ergo workouts to you!Our coach Jean-Pierre Talamona has prepared an exercise for you! It contains of 4 sets of 5 minutes of short intervals at full power alternated with 6 minutes pauses without forces at 16/20 cadence. 
    Have fun with o
  • A Quick Guide to Sports Nutrition

    Especially now before Christmas we always tend to eat more sweets and more “comfort food” during the cold and rainy days. Nevertheless, many of us still hit the gym. And when we hit the gym we still have to think about our diet or all of our progress is gone. Nutrition planning helps us here. So let’s have a look at that!Sports nutrition errors commonly made by athletes and how to avoid making the same nutritional mistakes.  Nutrition planning and management should be an i
  • Light weights don’t mean you’re a lightweight!

    Winter time is gym time for many of us. Let’s have a look at the weights we lift – Light weights don’t mean you’re a lightweight!If your goal is to become stronger and develop larger muscle mass, you must lift heavier weights over relatively few repetitions – right?New research about the weight we liftAt least, that has been the normal thought process for a number of years; lift heavy, get strong, professional athletes and gym junkies alike used this simple methodol
  • Rowing Tales 2020 is published!

    Ready for your last minute rowing gifts, Rebecca Caroe has published her fourth volume of Rowing Tales. It’s a miscellany of short stories about rowing told from many different perspectives.From Coastal Rowing to Olympia – Stories you’ll love!The 2020 edition includes stories from umpires (referees), from Olympians, from beginners and from coaches. The oldest contribution comes from Joe Rantz (The Boys in The Boat 1936 Olympians) via a letter he sent to fellow Husky, Rob Gibson
  • Coastal Rowing positively considered for 2028 Olympics

    Coastal Rowing positively considered : Decision is postponed – waiting for Los Angeles 2028Last night Rowperfect received this press communication from World Rowing where World Rowing confirms the receipt of the decision of the IOC Executive Board on the World Rowing proposal to add the discipline of Coastal Rowing to the event programme of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Basic Message: Coastal Rowing not in the 2024 games:The decision is postponed and the IOC Executive board will decide for
  • Now available: Indoor Rower AUGLETICS Eight and AUGLETICS Eight Style

    How much Ergo do you need? Introducing  AUGLETICS Eight and AUGLETICS Eight Style!The Market of indoor rowers is big. Many different systems are available and very many features can be used. A European Rowing Magazine has tested 14 indoor rowers. Wind- water and electro magnetic resistance. Here is one of the top models which performed great.AUGLETICS:We like this indoor rower because it has some unique features we have not seen before.This indoor rower is not for club use. It is not an erg
  • IOC to decide on Coastal Rowing this Monday

    IOC will not add more medals or more eventsFISA,  World Rowing has recently suggested to the IOC to opt for Coastal Rowing as an Olympic Discipline. Says Liam Morgan, from the Insidethegames.biz : “While the IOC has consistently said it will not add events if they increase the number of athletes, telling Federations they cannot have any more medals – even if they stay within their existing quotas – represents a significant development”.  In order to comply with
  • Black Friday Sale at Rowperfect!

    Have a look at our Back Friday Sale!This day is well known throughout the English Speaking World. A synonym for discount shopping. We all know Black Friday as a big shopping day after Thanksgiving. This year is special with the ongoing pandemic and not too many options to shop in city centres. We have prepared some offers especially for you! Have a look at our shop! Interested in the history of Black Friday? Read further!Do we know where and when it originated? We did some research in the w
  • Do private boats in your boathouse just collect dust?

    Almost all rowing clubs offer their club members the opportunity to store private boats. It’s a great service for active rowers who want to row their own boats. But what if the private boat only serves as a dust collector because there is little or no rowing. Do you know this situation? Rowperfect has asked around in various clubs. Here are our results.Private boats as dust collectorsPrivate boat as dust collectors: a common phenomenonWe spoke to 12 clubs. Everyone knows this phenomenon: T
  • The importance of the pelvis in the stroke

    The last couple of posts about movement and injury prevention were focussed on the lower limbs and their impact on our upper body. Let’s have a look on the importance of the pelvis in the stroke!The importance of the pelvis in the strokeThe body’s ability to perform is based on the sum of it’s parts. The pelvis is an extremely important functional part of the body in all movements and particularly when rowing. It provides the attachment points for the glutes, hamstrings, main q
  • We are back online!

    We are back online!Last Tuesday we started with the transition to a new online presence.Today we are happy to announce that the changes are all done,and we are ready to go! Have a look at our new website and visit our Blog and our Store!Optimised and modernised interface – Same quality! We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this update of our online presence may have caused you. Our website is updated but our philosophy stays the same!We continue to offer you high
  • Website maintenance!

    Website temporarily unavailable!Due to maintenance work for the launch of our new website, we will be temporarily unavailable TODAY (17.11.2020) between2 PM and 5 PMWe apologise for any inconvenience this update of our online presence may cause you!     
  • We’re moving! – Website Under Construction

    We’re moving!Our current online presence is getting a bit rusty. So some time ago we decided to start the new decade with a new website. We would like to thank everyone who has placed their trust in our products and eagerly read our posts. You can still reach us at the same web address, however, our sites layout will change in the upcoming days.Unfortunately, during the transfer, it will not be possible to order from us via the shop!However, we can still take orders from you via [email protected]
  • Rowing Life Jackets and swimming aides for Rowers

    Last Monday we talked a lot about the importance of an unrestricted arm movement while rowing, even while being in rough, unknown water. But despite everything, safety should not be neglected on some longer or unfamiliar tours. In today’s post we would like to present you a life jacket for rowers that allows you to move freely and be safe at the same time. Safe in the boat, without restriction of movement! But look for yourself!Rowing Life Jacket Secumar Vivo 100Life Jacket and Swimming ai
  • Masters Rowing and Rowing Relationships

    Hi Tom, I have met a real great female rower and we are going to plan a MM2x in Linz next year.  We are together for 9 month. Will this work well?Richard made an extraordinary experience. He fell in love with a female rower. What else on earth would you need? Same sports, similar training plans, maybe even the same training and racing schedule. Am I too optimistic?An example from Canada: “I know that my success in rowing would have been far less, had it not been for the unyielding and
  • Strength and Conditioning Practices for Rowers

    Are you a rower looking to improve your performance? Maybe the recent lockdown has made it difficult for you to get out on the water?  Or perhaps you’ve been training for a few years and you feel like there’s something missing from your rowing game plan?Have you considered adding strength and conditioning training sessions to your routine?  In doing so, you’ll be able to improve your strength, exert more force with each stroke, and get your split times way more compet
  • Thames Rowing Club’s new Coxmate SCT

    Here are some photos I took of Olivia Cook of Thames RC who won a Coxmate SCT in the Coxing Competition earlier in the month.  We installed the new Coxmate ito the Womens First 8…. how long before the men decide they want one too?!
    Olivia has kindly agreed to write a review of the Coxmate later on.  While fitting it we put in adhesive tie mounts because Olivia wanted the GPS fitted permanently to the stern canvas.
    The post Thames Rowing Club’s new Coxmate SCT appeared firs
  • Look after your Cox Competition – Win a Coxmate SCT with GPS

    We are running a competition open to anyone resident in the UK to win a Coxmate SCT with GPS."Look after your Cox"  will run until Sunday March 9th, 2008. All you have to do is tell us the BEST and WORST things a coxswain has ever said to you and your crew or, if you are a cox, the BEST and WORST things you've said to a crew.The 'Look after your Cox' Competition is open to everyone with an interest in Rowing, whether Coxes, Rowers, or Coaches. All we want to know is the best and worst
  • No neoprene on the boat, please! A field report.

    Dry Fashion’s Aqua TopBefore every rowing tour at the coast, I think about the best clothing for a four-hour rowing tour on the sea. Not always an easy task, especially in autumn. You have to face high waves, splashes, and your buttock and back get wet. Last year I wore a wet suit – a neoprene suit. It was a bit bigger than I needed it, because I wanted freedom for my arms while pulling through. And a better blood circulation than I would get with a tight one. But it turned out that
  • German Rowing Federation – Head Coach wanted

    A press release, 24.Oct. 2020 indicates, that the German Rowing Federation DRV- Deutschen Ruderverband is looking for a head coach.….The Federation is looking for a full time coach starting in 2021. It will be a 3 year assignment until 31.12.2024. Find further details  here . The job requires quality German language knowledge, oral and written….Head coach wantedThe website reads:
    “As head coach you carry the total responsibility for planning, execution, steering and cont
  • A pilgrimage by boat

    A pilgrimage doesn’t always have to be a large-scale hike – let’s have a look at a short pilgrimage by boat on the Rhine in Germany.A pilgrimage on the Rhine by boatTwo years ago an international rowing tour was offered as a pilgrimage, which was rowed along the Way of St. James in Northern Spain. The participants spent the night in hostels by the water. A lasting memory for everyone participated. As Blick-aktuell (in German) reports, this also works very well on a smaller
  • Coastal Rowing will be Olympic Discipline soon

    We are almost there. Coastal Rowing will be Olympic soon. World Rowing will send a proposal to the Olympic Committee soon, to substitute the light weight rowing disciplines with 3 Coastal Rowing races. On Oct 20th. 2020 Fisa held their World Rowing Virtual Congress. The agenda was full of topics and all proposed changes of statutes, rules, related bye-laws and event regulations got approved.Under the titel  World rowing virtual Congresses bring policy and system change the association
  • Upper body impacts from foot positioning

    Let’s follow up the post we had two weeks ago about the impact of leg length differences and what we can do about those. This weeks post is not directly about our lower limbs but about their impact on our upper body.As with anything in the way our body moves, the legs are never truly isolated, they have an important role on the spine, pelvis, ribs and upper limbs, even the neck and head. In this note we broaden our perspective by examining and explaining how the lower limb can affect upper
  • Calf Skin Protection on Sale!

    Did you read our post from Friday about slide bites and a rowers bum? If you don’t want to change anything at your boat, we have something for you! The most simple way to protect you from slide bites is to use calf protection. Rowperfect offers various calf skin protectors.Sale! Rowperfect Calf Skin protection and leg warmer for rowing, biking and runningPrevents painful and open wounds.Prevents cold leg muscles.Seat rails and seat decks can cause serious cuts on your calf skin, espec
  • European Rowing Championship 2020

    The European Rowing Championship finally took place in Poznan, Poland, last weekend, after being postponed in spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s special circumstances were clearly visible, particularly on the podium where fellow team members awarded the medals. Nevertheless, it was a good insight into what to expect of the Olympics in Tokyo 2021. The European Championship was a combined event with Paralympic rowing, being held in Poznan for the first time.With eight gold m
  • About slide bites and rowers bum

    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
  • It’s getting colder. Have a look at our Hoodies!

    It’s getting colder outside and wearing a shirt around the boathouse might not be warm enough anymore. So let’s have a look at our hoodies!Men’s Zip Hoodie – Hooded sweat jacket with zipOuter fabric (300 g/m²): 85% cotton, 15% polyesterHigh-quality French terry85% combed, ring-spun organic cottonTwo-layer hood with drawcordLateral dividing seams at the front, kangaroo pocketSleeve-bands with elasthaneYKK-zipAvailable in different coloursIf you like a good looking hoo
  • Autumn is coming. Exercising while being sick?

    Autumn is coming and with it the common cold. While in 2020 we should always be on the lookout for COVID19-symptoms, we also should not forget about the common cold and its influence on our performance and health. At times it can be difficult to fully understand when it is safe to continue with our training. Checking our heart rate can help us to determine if we have gotten over a common cold or if our immune system is still fighting with an infection.The fitness trackers that many of us use now
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