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Having been given the chance to photograph this year’s Pembroke Regatta, I thought I’d take you through some of the more typical manifestations of these so-called ‘pain-faces’, so that you can be prepared for Lent bumps, and all the photos it shall bring. The Many Pain-faces of Rowing 1. The Angry Rower A classic pain-face. Gritted teeth, terrifying expressions, looking like they want to murder the man/woman sitting in front. Stay out of their way, and give them quiet time after their race. 2.

How did you spend your Christmas break? Aside from the essential overindulgence of food and drink, did you get out on the water? Has your boat been confined to the walls of the boat shed for the past month? The answers typically fall into two categories – those in the Southern Hemisphere who have had the fortune of warm summer weather to burn off the additional calories of the festive break, and those in the Northern Hemisphere, who have likely had

We are all too familiar with the struggles and anguish associated with rowing. So for a change, we thought we would focus our attention on some of the light-hearted and humorous facets of our favorite love-to-hate past-time. Enjoy a well deserved break from whatever you may be doing and treat yourself to a selection of rowing jokes and images that only a true rower would appreciate! "When you see a 2K test on the training program" by Rowing Banter. "You aren’t surprised to get this reaction

There is often a substantial opportunity cost associated with removing conventional wing riggers in order to maximize the storage space in the boathouse. Many athletes and crews will argue the time taken to dismantle each boat after the session comes at a high price for the amount of space gained. How much space is gained from storing the boat and riggers separately? As a general rule, two de-rigged single sculls will fit onto the same space as a single scull with the wing

Do you know of any good guidelines for carrying sculling boats on the roof of cars with/ without a full sculling rack?  There has been an incident at our club as the bowball was tied down to the bumper and the strap worked loose and came undone and then got caught under a wheel as the car slowed down and wrenched the boat but tying the bowball down was an insurance requirement and I’m not sure how we prevent it

It's your first time running a maintenance check on your shell, but you are new to rowing and don't quite understand what everything is, or does yet.  Let Space Saver teach you rowing boat maintenance in our simple guide. The coach isn't expecting you to pull the boat apart and rebuild it brand new, but you need to understand the basics of how things should be working. Below is an easy to follow guide to looking after some of the more introductory components

If your rowing club has any number of wing rigger boats, you'll be familiar with the struggle of fitting multiple boats into the available boathouse space. If you use quick-release wing riggers and put two singles or doubles on a rack, then storing the riggers is your new problem.  Their burly dimensions make them challenging to store efficiently, which compromises the overall number of boats you can fit into your boatshed. Space Saver Rowing Systems have the solution! [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size=""

If you're travelling far afield for your club regattas this season, it pays to know the best ways to get your equipment there in one piece and to maximise your potential trailer space. Our friends at RowIntel have some great tips and resources that will make travelling on race day a breeze! The following covers a range of tips, including, how to strap down a rowing shell, how to wrap tie down straps, how to secure a bungy cord as well as other the

Are we there yet?? That is the second worst question you can ask on a trailer drive, the first is "What state do you think the other half of the boat is in?".  Some reading this may have plentiful experience in driving large things long distances and on winding roads, and some may be reading this on their cell phone in the drivers seat about to hitch up for the first time.  Hopefully everyone can learn a few helpful hints here. What

  [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"] If you ever thought an ergometer was just for rowing, think again! One rowing club (and probably countless other innovative individuals) have adapted the standard Concept 2 Erg to another “core” purpose. The Saratoga Rowing Club director, Eric Catalano, claims his athletes have been using the ergometers to train their cores since the mid-nineties. The inspiration, he recalls,