True North

May 29, 2017

When I was approached earlier this year to write an article about the direction of Rowing Canada post-Rio, I said yes without hesitation. How could I turn down the chance to write about the sport


Balance is Beautiful

April 27, 2017

Switching from sweep rowing to sculling doesn’t need to be intimidating.


Silver Ferns and Olympic Gold

April 25, 2017

New Zealand has a long and storied past in rowing, but nothing that rivals its success in recent decades. What makes this rowing powerhouse punch above its weight?


The Innovators’ Dilemma

March 20, 2017

Evolution or revolution. FISA prefers the former and has the rules to enforce it. But are we stifling speed for the sake of standardization?


The Talented Yaz Farooq

March 15, 2017

Olympian. On-air talent. Coxswain. Coach. Yaz Farooq has had lots of roles in her three-plus decades in the sport. But as the new women’s coach at the University of Washington, her best performance may be yet to come.


The Good Coach

March 1, 2017

How do you choose success? Is it something that’s learned—when you’re half a boat-length behind in a race—or is it something you’re born with.


The New Normal

February 10, 2017

As we look back on the year that was, it seems we may be living through a critical moment in the evolution of our sport. Allegations of widespread doping have rocked the international sporting community


2016 The Year in Rowing

January 31, 2017

It’s a saying that has never been more accurate than now in rowing. And as anyone who has experienced winter training knows, winter is all about mileage. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective) for


Great Expectations – Cal Women’s Crew

May 16, 2016

Taking the reins of a winning program is never easy. But as new Cal women’s coach Al Acosta has shown, the best way to play the expectations game is to win.