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 […]
Dragon Boating is unique among the sports we ‘paddlers’ involve ourselves in. For instance, a single dragon boat carries enough people for two soccer teams – compare that to your single scull! Below we have some helpful articles for boat club managers about dragon boating, from safety protocol to stretching, teamwork and finances.
Dragon boating […]
In the Southern Hemisphere, winter is settling in – you can feel the chill on the water, right? It’s time to clean out the boathouse before winter training. Below we’ve put together a checklist of things to do around the boat club. Did we forget anything? Add to our list!
- Wash boats – Wash them off and […]
It doesn’t have to sound archaic. Boathouse etiquette really is important even in this day and age, just as a certain etiquette is expected at a gym – safety is unquestionably the first concern, but so is the comfort of each member. As a boat club manager, it’s your job to provide a set of […]
Nothing puts a damper on our favourite sport of rowing like common accidents on and off the water. Do any of these scenarios sound all-too-familiar?
- Slipping in water puddling off boats fresh from the river
- Dropping boats and fracturing them
- Collisions on the water between boats (watch where you’re going!)
- Collisions on the water with stationary objects – trees […]
The weather looks questionable. This includes, thunder, lightning, heavy rain, and fog. It may sound intuitive but weather can change in a flash on the water, and turn a mild, cloudy day into a wild storm in minutes. Fog is particularly dangerous for rowers. It can surround you very quickly, and not just vision but […]
How to use Space Saver Rowing System oar brackets in your rowing shed.