Sydney’s love affair with rowing

The UTS Haberfield is one of our prime showcase Space Saver Rowing Systems racking installations in New South Wales, Australia.  This rebuilt boat house reaches out over the water and comprises a boat shed downstairs and an elegant restaurant and club room upstairs.

Its delightful setting and modern architectural lines led Row360 Magazine to do a […]

By |2019-03-06T11:12:29+10:00March 6th, 2019|Boathouse, Case Studies|0 Comments

Doug reveals the plan behind the oar bracket

Douglas Lumsden was the guest on the RowingChat podcast episode last month.

In the discussion with Rebecca Caroe he revealed how he first got the idea that boathouse storage was an issue for many clubs.  Doug’s background in sheet metal working allowed him to fast-track the design and development of the iconic Space Saver Oar […]

By |2019-02-13T14:40:35+10:00February 13th, 2019|Douglas Lumsden|0 Comments

Mindfulness in the boathouse

Trendy modern ultra-hip concepts like mindfulness are rooted in careful mental understanding.  That’s all nice to know but can it help us in rowing? 

Mindfulness is described as the practice of raising awareness or paying attention to what is going on in the present moment, without judgement, and with curiosity.

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By |2019-02-01T14:40:44+10:00December 3rd, 2018|Boathouse, Dragon Boats, Rowing Safety|0 Comments

Boathouse Working Bee

Our club decided that the boathouse was looking shabby, the gear was not well cared for and we were frankly embarrassed to greet visitors.

Time for action – our training group decided to run a working bee every Wednesday from 5.30 – 6.30 pm until all the jobs we wanted doing were complete.

By |2018-10-26T14:35:25+10:00October 26th, 2018|Boathouse, Rowing Club Management, Rowing tips|0 Comments

5 tips for boathouse storage

World Rowing recently ran an article with 5 tips for making the most of boathouse storage.   And although we are delighted to read a mainstream article about our area of specialism, we really feel that they missed out on some obvious ones.

World Rowing’s tips for shed storage

  1. Sling small boat shells from the ceiling
  2. Double […]
By |2018-09-24T12:40:30+10:00September 24th, 2018|Boathouse, Rowing tips|0 Comments

How to: Rooftop Scull Transport

Cover image: Oarsport / Wintech Racing

If you’re a boat club manager, you’re dealing with transporting rowing equipment all the time.  Of course a trailer is the best way to get everything to your destination in once piece, but if you have to make do with rooftop transport, there’s a few things you need to […]

By |2019-05-14T15:04:05+10:00August 22nd, 2018|All posts, Rowing Equipment, Rowing Safety, Transporting|0 Comments

The History of Dragon Boating

Dragon boating. There’s nothing quite like it. Once you see the vibrant reds, greens and golds on the water, complete with the rhythmic pounding of drums, you can’t deny the excitement of the activity that is dragon boating.

There’s a rich, cultural history behind dragon boat racing. It’s what makes this unique […]

By |2018-07-30T09:11:14+10:00July 20th, 2018|All posts|0 Comments

Rowing Club Safety in the Winter

For those of us situated in the Southern Hemisphere, winter is well under way. Frosted windscreens, wet weather, but worst of all, those dreaded early mornings when we wake up half-frozen.

As we begrudgingly drag our sleepy selves out of bed and to the boathouse, it’s important that we […]

By |2018-08-09T13:04:01+10:00June 13th, 2018|Boathouse, Care, Rowing Safety|0 Comments
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