Thursday, March 31, 2016

The 2016 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races Were Everything They Were Supposed To Be

Op-Ed: A Celebration of Spirit

While, in the not-too-distant past, we've had to lament troubles that beset one of the most storied traditions in our sport, 2016's event proved to be a shining example of why the Boat Races are still so important, and so relevant to every level of rowing.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Races: Who Will Row to Victory on the Tideway?

Which Blue is your pick to win the Boat Races this year?

This year's grudge match on the Thames marks another historical move forward for the event, as it's the first time that both the men's and women's races have had the same name: The CRUK Boat Races. And, it just wouldn't be us if we didn't shoot our mouths off about what we think is going to happen. Here's our take on who'll be tops on the Tideway this weekend.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Rowing Videos Of The Week: UCD Rowers Take Down Rivals from Trinity on the Liffey

UCD leading the way in the Corcoran Cup (Screen capture)

Last weekend, the River Liffey played host to the annual Colours Boat Races, pitting University College Dublin against traditional rivals, Trinity.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Moving Rowing Forward: Here's How FISA Should Change The Olympic Rowing Regatta for 2020

What does the future of Olympic rowing look like?

As if the Rio Olympics, now less than six months away, didn’t present enough challenges for FISA, it has become increasingly clear that much will change in international rowing after the last medals are awarded at Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Future of Lightweight Rowing: A Letter from Jack Carlson and the U.S. Lightweight Men's Eight

Carlson and the USA LM8+ on the podium in Aiguebelette, France (Photo: © USRowing)

We received the following letter, originally submitted to the editor of ROWING Magazine, from 2015 world bronze medalist coxswain Jack Carlson and the U.S. lightweight men's eight. A version of the letter was published in the March 2016 issue of the magazine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Australian Rowing Legend Sarah Tait: A Remembrance from Mike Nicholson

Sarah Tait racing in the women's pair (Screen capture from 'School for Sculling')

We received this memorial piece in honor of Sarah Tait from Australian rower and filmmaker Mike Nicholson, whose work has frequently been featured here on RR.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Best Rowing Drills: Seven Questions with World Champion Coxswain Phelan Hill

Phelan Hill at the helm (Photo: Pete Reed)

As a reigning world champion and Olympic bronze medalist coxswain of the British men's eight, Phelan Hill knows a thing or two about what makes boats go fast. And, because coxswains are people, too, we wanted to track him down for a few quick questions about how he guides his crews through a training session. Here, he shares a little of his expertise, on and off the water.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Rowing Australia: Sarah Tait loses hard-fought cancer battle

Sarah and Leila Tait in London (Photo from Tait's memorial slideshow)

In memory of Sarah Tait.

We've included the press release from Rowing Australia here, as well as some remembrances from other athletes and peers.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Video Of The Week: On the Water with UCLA Women's Rowing

On the water in Los Angeles (Graphic: B. Kitch)

This week's featured video comes to us from the (usually) sunny shores of Marina Del Rey, where RR joined the UCLA Bruins for a late-winter training session on the water.