Advice

Hard to Handle

March 14, 2017

Grip issues afflict us all. Here’s how to get hold of the situation.

Advice

The Art of the Start

February 10, 2017

The impending arrival of the scholastic racing season doesn’t leave a lot of time to work on one of the most critical aspects of a sprint race: the start. To get up to speed quickly,

Advice

Rules of Extraction

February 10, 2017

When a certain unnamed but blunt-speaking international coach (use your imagination) first arrived in the U.S. to lead the national teams, he complained colorfully about the athletes’ poor releases, taking the greatest issue with how

Drills

Easier Does It

June 22, 2016

Easier does it. Racing is hard enough. Don’t make it any harder by rowing inefficiently.

Drills

Call it a Draw

August 5, 2014

A properly executed draw sets the stage for a clean extraction.

Advice

Holding the Sweep Oar

January 1, 2014

You can’t row well if you can’t hold on to the oar properly—using the hands to feather, square, place the blade, and maintain balance. And while we often refer to this aspect of the stroke