Brambell Tapped for VP

April 18, 2017

Rowing Canada has tapped veteran Canadian lightweight Iain Brambell as its new high-performance director. The three-time Olympian and Beijing bronze medalist in the lightweight men’s four succeeds Peter Cookson, who now serves as director of


Charting a New Course

April 17, 2017

Bernhard Stomporowski has a plan to boost pre-elite club rowing in the United States. Will it work?


Mealtime 101

April 16, 2017

Meals and snacking patterns have changed over the past 40 years.


Fit and Finish

April 15, 2017

Many coaches use the term “release” to ensure their rowers understand that the stroke cycle doesn’t stop when the blades are extracted from the water, and to reinforce that the extraction is critical to the run of the boat.


Day One SIRA Photo Gallery

April 14, 2017

Here are a few of our favorite photos from the first day of racing at the 2017 SIRA Championship.


Get a Leg Up

April 11, 2017

The leg drive—leg connection and leg power—is indeed the power player in rowing.

Doctor Rowing

Core Curriculum

April 10, 2017

Dear Doctor Rowing, I’ve been out of the game for a number of years but have recently begun to row a single. I’ve checked out a number of websites and watched a bunch of coaches on YouTube. Years ago, I learned the legs-back-arms method of applying power and it’s always worked for me. But lately down at the club all I hear is talk of “the core.” What’s with all this emphasis on the core?