Category: Features

Why reverse riggers?

Around 2009 Filippi introduced the reverse wing sculling rigger and for many people around the World this was their first introduction to a rear mounted rigger. For us in Australia however the reverse rigger was introduced by the legendary Ted Hale on his Chinese made boats in the early 2000s. Prior to this, both Empacher

Active-Tools Activeflow

Active-Tools re-invigorates Rowing Electronics Choices for rowing electronics have been few and far between for as long as most of us can remember.  Just as competition on the water improves the performance of all of us the same applies off the water.  Ultimately we all benefit from advances in technology and Active-Tools have become a

Against Rowing Shoes Review

Empacher are known for the quality (and price!) of their boats with a no compromise attitude to the way they build their boats.  So when it came to finding the best shoe to put in their boats they chose Against rowing shoes.  Founded by Davide Pojer, a passionate designer and rower, Against rowing is renowned

Rowtrade goes digital !

In light of rowing clubs being closed and people not being at their places of employment, Rowtrade has gone digital only for the immediate future. You can access Rowtrade digitally by: Following the Latest Issue link on the Rowtrade website (see here) Subscribing to the Rowtrade eNews, to receive the latest issue of Rowtrade in

Oar Brackets by Space Saver Rowing Systems

Determining how to safely and efficiently store equipment is a conundrum many rowing clubs face. With space often at a premium, it is important to ensure your equipment is being stored in a way that makes the most of all available space. Oar brackets by Space Saver Rowing Systems have been expertly designed to optimise

Australian Rowing Team Preview – Tokyo 2020

“The Australian Rowing Community has every reason to be very excited about the potential of our team to be hugely successful in Tokyo” Following the Rio Olympics the Australian Rowing team was reinvigorated with the appointment of Bernard Savage as High Performance Manager, Ian Wright as Men’s Head Coach and John Keough as Women’s Head

Rowing Magnified

Recently there have been some interesting studies completed around rowing. Congratulations to the authors on their hard work and their contribution to furthering our sport. The first study looks at rigging and the impact this has on catch slip and drive time with a correlation being demonstrated between positive catch slip and reduced drive time

Ergo Coach by Rowfit

Designed and developed by multi international medal winning coach John Driessen, the Ergo Coach by Rowfit has been developed to give instant and simple visual feedback to the athlete and coach. The Ergo Coach is an apparatus compatible with all Concept 2 ergometers – simply bolt the base between the seat and the carriage on