Boathouse spotlight: TiB’s funky water sports centre

It’s industrial meets chic. It’s function meets design. It’s concrete meets nature. The boathouse in the spotlight today is a building that was constructed under Berlin’s oldest sports club, TiB.

The project of this unique boathouse, the design brainchild of German architect, Oliver Mang, commenced in 2014. Along the […]

By | 2017-11-02T13:02:20+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|All posts|0 Comments

What does your boathouse storage say about your rowing club?

Does your boathouse look like it could be featured in a magazine? Upon walking inside, do you think visitors will want to fill their social media feeds with photos tagged with #AestheticArchitecture of #BeautifulBoathouse?

You may not reach that level of organisation (we’re being honest here!), but it might be time to revamp […]

By | 2017-10-12T21:52:54+00:00 August 15th, 2017|All posts|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+00:00 July 6th, 2017|All posts, Boathouse, Boathouse Architechture|0 Comments

3 ideas for building community within your rowing club

Club – a gathering of people that all share a common interest. When it comes to a rowing club, you know that you are surrounded by awesome (oar-some?), like-minded people.

However, bonding doesn’t necessarily come easily. People may be shy, new members are constantly joining or perhaps age differences get in […]

By | 2017-10-12T21:52:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|All posts, Fundraising, Rowing Club Management|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 | 2017-10-12T21:52:54+00:00 June 8th, 2017|All posts|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Up Dragon Boating

There’s always that one sport or talent that we wish we had stuck with. It probably began as something our parents encouraged us to start when we were young, but perhaps life or boredom just got in the way.

The good thing about hobbies and extracurricular activities is that you can always […]

By | 2017-10-12T21:52:54+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|All posts|0 Comments

Rowing Safety 101: Looking After Your Rowing Equipment

As with any sport or activity, rowing has its own set of hazards and dangers. For starters, rowing boats aren’t exactly the lightest of vessels, and being out on the water can still pose a risk for even the most experienced rower or swimmer.

Another hazard that comes with rowing is also towards your equipment. Unsafe […]

By | 2017-10-12T21:52:54+00:00 April 21st, 2017|All posts, Care, Rowing Equipment, Rowing Safety, Transporting|0 Comments

Q&A with the Secretary of the Queensland Dragon Boat Club, Julie Elliot

The Queensland Dragon Boat Club were the first rowing club to install a Mechanical Dragon Boat Stacker into their new boathouse.

We recently got in touch with their secretary, Julie Elliot, to talk about dragon boating and how this new stacker has helped her club’s day-to-day running.

What got you into dragon boat racing?

“I have always […]

By | 2017-10-12T21:52:55+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|All posts|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 | 2017-10-12T21:52:55+00:00 February 27th, 2017|All posts, Rowing Equipment, Rowing Safety, Transporting|0 Comments