Coxing on the Tideway this season?
Latest blog. You'd think getting the oar out of the water would be simple, wouldn't you? http://bit.ly/2oWh1yW
The “Drive” is the ‘working’ phase of the rowing stroke. If we consider the four phases of the stroke (catch, drive, finish, recovery), the drive differs from the others in that it is as much about power as technique. The drive is the application of force to the handle of the blade to lever the boat past the spoon. http://bit.ly/2lMxC4S
"The catch" is a deceptively simple movement, but it is very easy to get it wrong:
Looking for one or more Mandarin-speaking coxes familiar with the Thames in Oxford, who can be available for regular morning outings with a group of Chinese executives visiting Oxford to learn to row between 21st March and 15th April. Payment offered approx £150 per week and could also be an excellent networking opportunity. Please message me (Howard Aiken) if you or someone you know might fit the bill.
Rowers, that blade you are slaving over isn't just a stick with a spoon on the end, it's a highly engineered spring: http://bit.ly/1MX1IXL
Kanghua Boats - the latest name in Chinese boatbuilding and European design - article for Row360 magazine now available online at http://bit.ly/1PGexgi
Blog on finding and recruiting potential top athletes for your rowing club now online at Rowperfect : http://bit.ly/1M37mdi
Is your club looking for new rowing talent? Where and how do you recruit athletes for your top squads? A nine-step programme for clubs: http://bit.ly/1JuVIbs
I recently interviewed paralympian Kathleen O'Kelly Kennedy for Row360 magazine, and one aspect which shone through her story was the excellent support she received from the very start of her contact with the sport from West Australian Rowing Club (interview available here: http://bit.ly/1VKwDi8 ). And it wasn't about money or special kit - it was about treating her as a fellow athlete. I'd be interested to hear what other clubs around the world are doing for para-rowers.