Water safety is very important in rowing, and crash safety most of all. There are many ways to avoid crashes in rowing but more importantly you’ve got to know how to deal with a crash if it occurs. Sometimes you can’t avoid a collision. Rowing boats are small and bigger boats can have trouble […]
Portable rowing pontoons (also known as docks or temporary bridges) are one of many ways to get rowers onto the water. They act as platforms to launch off of and return to from the water. It only makes sense then that rowing clubs invest in pontoons to get the most out of their rowing, […]
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Have you heard of the number one way to save your club space and money? How do you encourage new athletes to join your club without wearing your resources thin? We’ve found the solution in the Wraptor Balance and are so confident that we’re […]
Daunting as it is, a coach’s first time attending and coaching for an international regatta could be much nicer. We had a talk with rowing coach Grant Craies about his time with the University of Otago Rowing Club in New Zealand where he took crews to race in China.
Lights are a crucial tool for rowing in the dark. Dawn and dusk are enticing to rowers because of the water’s smoothness and the quiet when the wind drops, but rowing shells can become invisible at these times.
If you haven’t mandated lights for dusk rowing for your club’s boats yet you’re just inviting […]
Any sport can cause physical injury if approached incorrectly – with poor form, or inadequate warm up/cool down habits. At your rowing club you want to encourage good form and good practice – you want to increase longevity in your rowers so they can enjoy the sport well through their […]
Whether you're in the U.S. or another pocket of the globe, you've surely heard of the wreckage Hurricane Sandy left in its wake on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard. The event reminds rowing communities of the havoc a storm can leave around a boathouse, after it's long gone. Our article today gives us precautionary steps to […]
As we watch the Olympians tearing through the water in their races for Gold, we’re naturally inspired to push ourselves, sometimes past our limits, in our own practices and races. Inspiration is a great thing, but not if it leads to injury. No matter the season it’s smart to be safe when it comes to […]
Get a handle on it – A clean one, that is
Keeping your handles clean and smooth are essential to keeping your hands in good shape. Because without your hands, you’re really not much of a rower, are you? It’s time to make cleaning and checking your handles a habit. This is best practice at any […]