When sleep effects rowing

When sleep effects rowing

5. June 2018|Blog

I have a question involving rowing recovery. Basically I hate going to bed sore and waking up feeling worse, and I’m wondering what is the best position to sleep in and how to potentially use pillows as support for my traps lats and lower back? We took this question from a reader to our expert rowing coach advisors. Mike Davenport (Coach and rigger) advises I’m thinking that it’s more than a “position” issue, and maybe structural or muscular. I suggest…

Stretching after Touring

5. June 2018|Blog

Sophie Mackenzie runs through her chosen stretches for rowers who have tired legs and tight muscles.  This is a sequence you can do after rowing – best tried as a crew. Sophie rowed for New Zealand and is a double world champion in LW2x.  She published her Stretching Poster for Rowers in April. Downward dog – hamstrings   – Picture 1 Downward dog is probably one of the greatest full body stretches. One of the main target muscle groups are the…

How to take care of your feet after rowing

How to take care of your feet after rowing

5. June 2018|Blog

The feet first approach  There’s a reason behind the well developed stereotype a rowing teams and sliders – your feet need it after all that time spent in the boat! Whether it’s down to the stresses and strains [1] placed on your joints while you’re competing, the many hours spent with your feet in shared shoes during training, or the time spent wading in and out of the river which has doubtless left you damp on a number of occasions…

Rowing Gear- Wash and Waterproof

5. June 2018|Blog

Wash and waterproofed? How to waterproof your functional  rowing gear What is going on with my rowing gilet. After washing, the impregnation is all gone. No hydrophobic effect. Water pures to my skin. Everybody knows it- rowing gear and functional clothing are washed and the impregnation is gone. But: Here is what experts say: Functional gear can be washed , evenb should be washed after wearing it 10-15 times.  What do I have to do so that my functional clothing…

Spray or Wash – What impregnates better?

Spray or Wash – What impregnates better?

5. June 2018|Blog, General

Spray or wash Again and again I get angry about the loss of impregnation when I wash my rowing clothes. I already have the topic with my rain gear or ski clothes. What do I do with functional clothing? How should I reactivate the impregnation? Basically there are two approaches: Wash in or spray on.   if necessary Impregnating detergent Impregnation spray Time to impregnate? First after washing in a separate wash or as a combined solution After drying How…

Rowing in Portugal:

Rowing in Portugal:

1. December 2018|Tours in Europe

Enjoy the Douro River – The UNESCO world Heritage Row and socialize – along the banks of one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Rowing in Europe offers the wonderful possibility to row in Portugal’s most magnificent river –the Douro river. The river and the Douro Vinhateiro (wine growing-area) of the Douro Valley in Portugal has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Traditionally, the wine was taken downriver in flat-bottom boats called rabelos, to be stored in barrels in cellars just…

Rowing tours and Lightning

Rowing tours and Lightning

12. December 2018|Blog

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)…

France Atlantic Ocean

6. December 2018|Tours in Europe

The Bay of Arcachon – Coastal Rowing and Rowing at Birds Island Arcachon Bay (in French, the Bassin d’Arcachon, and known locally simply as “le Bassin”) is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of France, situated between the Côte d’Argent and the Côte des Landes, in the region of Aquitaine. Some of its geological features are natural preservation areas. The general shape of the Bassin d’Arcachon is that of an equilateral triangle pointing north, the southwest…

Rowing in Belgium

Rowing in Belgium

6. December 2018|Tours in Europe

Tours and Trips in Belgium Rowing in Europe is offering  a unique possibility to explore some of the nicest cities in Belgium . We are on the trail of the recreational World tour executed by FISA in 2012. We meet on a Sunday night in Bruges or Oostende, easy to reach via Brussels or other European destinations. Day one will lead us from Oostende to Bruges and further on. We will row in Bruges and explore its nice architecture from…

Rowing in Italy – Vogalonga and Adriatic Sea

Rowing in Italy – Vogalonga and Adriatic Sea

6. December 2018|Tours in Europe

Vogalonga 2019 Rowing in Europe promotes rowing tours in Venice and the Adriatic sea. We also rent boats for the Vogalonga race. . In case you would like to boo early bird seats for the Vogalonga, please contact us: Team@rowing-in-europe.com We are renting out 6 touring boats for the event in Venice. 2 boats are taken. If you are interested in renting in Venice or having a rowing trip at the Adriatic Sea, please contact: team@rowing-in-europe.com The meeting point for our guest will…