Mental toughness in Rowing

Mental toughness in Rowing

Is Mental Toughness All It’s Cracked Up To Be? asks Jason Dorland – and gives answers to our audience. THE CONTEXT: By continually celebrating the merits of mental-toughness, are coaches possibly limiting their athlete’s ability to reach their highest potential? What if telling our athletes they need more grit in order to be successful was actually restricting their ability to train and race at their highest level? Sound crazy? Well, 20 years ago I would’ve thought so—but now, I’m not…

Rowing tours and Lightning

Rowing tours and Lightning

Did you know that it’s dangerous to row during a thunder storm? We all had this happening to us: Touring and bad weather? Thats ok. But what to do when lighning comes? We read a great discussion about it with this awesome photo. Helpful advice about what to do if you’re on water and a lightning storm starts. When thunderstorms are nearby, there are three main factors determining what gets struck, the objects: 1) height relative to other objects, 2)…

Did you ever row the Vogalonga?

Did you ever row the Vogalonga?

Rowing from Cannaregio to Canale Grande into the city was the most exciting rowing I’ve had in my life You might have heard about the classic race: The Vogalonga, located in Venice, Italy. The Vogalonga regatta is  a non-competitive recreational sporting event for amateur athletes. Anyone who is capable of managing a watersports device can participate. You’ll find dragon boats, kayaks, SUP’s and of course rowers. Vogalonga – a form of protest. It all started in 1974 when a group…

Coastal Rowing – Bay of Arcachon     (May 1st – May 5th.2019)

Coastal Rowing – Bay of Arcachon (May 1st – May 5th.2019)

Have you thought about a Coastal Rowing Trip lately? We have posted about Coastal Rowing a few times and received very positive feedback. Coastal and offshore rowing is a type of rowing, performed at sea. Due to the harsher conditions encountered, the boats are wider and more robust than those used on rivers and lakes. In North America, this sport is often called Open Water Rowing. Today we talk about coastal rowing for beginners and rowers who have not done this before so…

How to choose my club?

How to choose my club?

How to choose a rowing club I have been coaching a young athlete who has ambitions to row at the Olympics – one of the things we discussed what how to find the right rowing club for her to join. English: Marlow Rowing Club Boat House (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Setbacks and red herrings I was very frustrated by being asked for advice (which club to join) only to find that many people were being asked the same question. What puzzled…