Friday, March 10, 2017

The Heineken Roeivierkamp Regatta Takes over the Amstel this Weekend

Weekend of racing in Amsterdam (Photo courtesy Heineken Roeivierkamp/Facebook)

Press Release: Olympic rowers competing on the Amstel River.

The Heineken Roeivierkamp rowing regatta takes place for the 45th time on March 11th and 12th 2017. With 3,500 participants from all over the world and 10,000 spectators, the Heineken regatta is the largest rowing regatta of the Netherlands. It is the traditional start of the Dutch rowing season where the elite crews will compete against each other for the first time of the year.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Reflecting on Rio: Fast Boats and Good Team Culture Require Athletes to Buy In, Says Mike Gennaro


In light of our recent opinion piece on the chatter surrounding USRowing in the wake of Rio's results, there has been a lot of back-and-forth about what 'coaching' means, and about how that relates to the athletes, and the wider culture of a team.

While our position in the opinion piece was founded on the idea that the athletes were 'bought in' and executing the program as laid out by the coaches to the best of their abilities, U.S. national team veteran Mike Gennaro believes that some doubts crept in along the way, creating cracks in the team-wide trust that later became rifts.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Dick Tonks and Shanghai High-Performance Rowing Heading to Windermere Cup

UW rowing through the Montlake Cut (Photo: RR)

Press Release:

Washington Rowing, along with Windermere Real Estate, welcomes the Shanghai men's and women's High-Performance Rowing teams from China as the headlining opponent for the 31st annual Windermere Cup, scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 2017.