(Photo credit: Cherwell boat house) Rowing club management can be a lonely job, that’s why we’re here to support you. Our blog is all about connecting you with rowing club management tools, tips and advice written by our own experts and gathered from around the internet. We’re trying to bring the world of rowing closer together, especially the world of rowing club management. Have something to contribute? We’d love to hear from you! Below we have 7 articles from our archives and some
With the Olympics kicking off this weekend, we thought it would be nice to take a look inside one of the facilities these world class athletes call home for their Olympic preparations. As you would imagine, it's pretty out of this world
Have you noticed all these new impressive boathouses popping up across the US? How does a club go from a man standing by a river, through to a World Class facility capable of winning medals and achieving champion status? In recent times, they all have one common denominator: RowAmerica. RowAmerica Clubs are developed through a rigid process of; market analysis and feasibility studies, building partnerships between the public and private sectors, strategic business planning, financial strategic management as well as facility
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.
Over the festive season, motivation and focus during training can wane slightly. It's to be expected and to be fair, your crew have probably earned themselves a rest. How about mixing up their training next time to something still beneficial, but with a bigger emphasis on fun? The camaraderie built during these sessions can be equally beneficial as strength and fitness for upcoming competitions. So, why not treat your crews and do something a little bit different with your rowing sessions over the
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
When was the last time you ran a routine check on some of the lesser components of your rowing equipment? Chances are, too long ago. It is easy to overlook the small things when attention focuses towards the larger issues in the club, such as repairing broken shells or purchasing new boats. That is all fair enough, but it is important not to neglect the smaller issues. Left unnoticed, they can become substantial problems for your club - most likely when
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