Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Coaches' Corner: Coaching Rowing is Hard, So Get Started Right

The view from the boat bay (Photo: B. Kitch)

Coaching is difficult. Success depends on the right mixture of soft and hard skills, in many cases unique to a particular group of athletes, program type, or other circumstance. Examples abound across all sports and professions. It’s not uncommon for a successful coach at one program to move to another and not see the same results.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Video(s) Of The Week: Two South American Views of Pan Ams, 2015

The Brazilian men's double training in Rio (Screen capture)

This week's featured videos offer two views of the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, one from Chile, and the other from Brazil.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Video Of The Week: FISA Interviews the Kiwi Pair in Lucerne

The Kiwi Pair celebrate Olympic gold in the London 2012 edition of ROWING Magazine

This week's video comes to us from the Rotsee in Lucerne, Switzerland, where the Kiwi Pair re-entered international competition in 2015 with yet another win, this time capping off the World Rowing Cup series for the year.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

#TBT: When the Soviets Came to Seattle for the 1987 Windermere Cup

Opening Day, 1987 via KOMO News (Screen capture)

This week's combination #ThrowbackThursday-Video Of The Week post comes to us thanks to KOMO News, Seattle, and is a look back at the 1987 Windermere Cup, which saw the Soviet national rowing team come to the Northwest to race the Washington Huskies.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Follow David Watts and the Australian Men's Quad as They Race World Rowing Cup III in Lucerne

David Watts and the Aussie M4x training on the Rotsee (Photo: © David Watts)

The third and final World Rowing Cup of the year is already well underway, with the heats earlier this morning and the semis and finals upcoming over the weekend

Monday, July 6, 2015

Video Of The Week: Highlights from Finals Day at Henley Royal Regatta, 2015

Yale on their way to winning the semifinal of the Ladies' Plate (Photo: RR Staff)

This week's video comes to us from the banks of the Thames, and features some of the most outstanding performances from the 2015 Henley Royal Regatta, which wrapped up yesterday after nearly a week of top-notch racing.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Cornell Lightweights Have Had Tough Road to Semifinals in Temple, and Face Toughest Competition Yet Saturday

The Cornell lightweight men have shown poise throughout the first three rounds of the Temple Challenge Cup, but will all these tight races take a toll heading into the semifinals?

Friday, July 3, 2015

#HoosGoingToHenley, Part Five: Bittersweet Endings, and New Beginnings

High Tea with the Hoos

The following is the fifth installment of our series with Virginia's Forrest Brown, after the Hoos' close loss to Hobart in the Temple Challenge Cup.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

#HoosGoingToHenley, Part Four: The Temple Challenge Cup, Round One

Virginia racing past the Progress Board in Round One of the Temple

The following is the fourth installment of our #HoosGoingToHenley series with Forrest Brown of Virginia Men's Rowing.

Henley Royal Regatta, 2015: RR Picks and Predictions for the Weekend

Things are already heating up in Henley-on-Thames (Photo: B. Kitch)

While the first day of racing at Henley is nearly over, there are many events that have not yet begun. Wednesday was a hot one, both in terms of the weather and the action on the water, and we don't see any reason what that should change (in the case of the latter, at least) throughout the week on the Thames. Here are a few choice picks and predictions for the racing to come, thanks to the RR International Research Department.