Analysis provided by expert guest contributor, Dr Valery Kleshnev, Biorow. Radical changes were observed in the race strategy, which is now much more even. The winners were among the slowest at the first 100-150m after start, but significantly faster than their competitors during the middle of the race. A strong cross-tail wind allowed for quick times…

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Time to get ready to go fast in this years HOCR. Maybe you don’t have a coach, and not sure exactly how to prepare to be at your best come race day. You can save time in planning your training for the HOCR, and ensure you don’t make a mistake in preparing for the event…

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What can we learn from the studies done on other sports like running, and how does this potentially apply to rowing? We see crews that bolt out of the start and hold a fast pace all the way (Aussie Men’s 4-) and the Kiwi Pair that settle into a relentless pace and simply grind through…

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Anne-Marie Howald is well know in the rowing world, having represented Switzerland at the 1987 & 88 World Championships as a lightweight, and now as the Head Coach of the U23 and Junior Squad. In 2018, Anne-Marie was awarded the “Swiss Olympic Coach Award” for the impressive achievements of the junior national team at the…

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So the racing season is over. One race done, and all done for the year. Very grateful, that with everything going on around the world, and in Switzerland, we were able to come together to race together. Great organisation skills from the Swiss Rowing Federation, the organising committee of Luzern, and discipline from all the…

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Insights into how rowing has evolved over the decades Really excited to share with you, my conversation with Noel Donaldson. Noel is widely recognised, as one of the world’s most successful rowing coaches. He has held posts as the head coach at the Victorian Institute of sport winning countless King’s Cup races, Elite Development, Head Coach and high-performance director at Rowing…

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