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 |2018-12-03T11:37:10+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 24th, 2018|Boathouse, Rowing tips|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+00:00June 13th, 2018|Boathouse, Care, Rowing Safety|0 Comments

3 Ways To Welcome New Members To Your Rowing Club

Starting anything new can be daunting. When it comes to being the newest member of a rowing club, someone may feel a little out of place amongst all the weathered veterans.

However, the point of a rowing club is for many different people to get together in the spirit of this one […]

By |2018-07-30T09:11:35+00:00May 18th, 2018|Boathouse, Rowing Club Management|0 Comments

Tulsa case study + boathouse spotlight

Space Saver Rowing Systems are all about innovation. The team love tricky boathouse storage problems, because that means we can put our brains to work and conjure up a bespoke solution to maximise the space in your boatshed. This not only ensures your stacking systems are safe, but you can […]

By |2018-04-26T20:29:13+00:00March 16th, 2018|All posts, Boathouse, Boathouse Architecture, Case Studies|0 Comments

3 tips on waking up early for rowing

When you tell other people you are a rower, they instantly assume many things.

Exhibit A: “I’m a rower.” Response: “Oh, you must have super strong arms!” *cue your biceps being groped without permission*

Exhibit B: “I’m a rower.” Response: “Wow, you must be really fit!” *cue your internal shame because you ate […]

By |2018-04-26T17:35:59+00:00November 7th, 2017|All posts, Boathouse, Rowing tips|0 Comments

Boathouse Spotlight: Eleanor Boathouse

Recently opened in late 2016, the Eleanor Boathouse is part of an ecological renewal of the once neglected and polluted Chicago River. It is one of two boathouses on the river designed by Studio Gang.

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The Eleanor Boathouse is composed of two buildings:

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By |2017-07-13T14:24:54+00:00July 6th, 2017|All posts, Boathouse, Boathouse Architecture|0 Comments

Boathouse Spotlight: Kansas University Boathouse

This week we’re jumping back a few years and taking a look at the magnificent Kansas University Boathouse!

Credit: Treanor Architects

Completed in January of 2009, the Kansas Rowing Boathouse sits near the Kansas River in Lawrence’s Burcham Park. Nestled into a grove of cottonwood trees, the design maximizes […]

By |2017-10-12T21:52:55+00:00March 16th, 2017|Boathouse, Boathouse Architecture|0 Comments

Rowing Club New Year Planning

Do you have big ambitions for your rowing club in 2017? The saying goes, ‘by failing to plan, you’re planning to fail’. If you want to reach your goals for the year, it is important to take the time to plan how you will achieve them.

And what better time to do that than the beginning […]

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