Another swamping - very close to home
I'm indebted to Richard Packer for drawing my attention to this latest swamping which happened almost under my nose Just click on Latest News on the Staines BC website at: htt...

Using GMRS radios to run regatta - is it legal? Which license?
I'd like to use GMRS radios to run a regatta (in the U.S.). These require an FCC license but the GMRS license (http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/personal/generalmobile/) is limited to an ...

bows
My university team just received a new Vespoli V1. It, like Resolutes and recent Hudsons (and perhaps others), has a more vertical bow. These bows look more like those on sail boats than the...

Capsize drill with oars in place
Do people do capsize drills with oars in place? I can see the obvious dangers but then we'd do this anyway on the river so.... Jon -- Durge: jon@durge.org ...

Rowing is bunk
No really. As opposed to sculling. The only reason there are sweep oars is because once-upon-a-time really big human-powered boats were too wide to be sculled. But not any more! We row sup...

Boat ID
In addition to the ongoing response to the Salvage Association's report currently in the offing, as many UK readers of rsr will probably note, boat registration numbers will now be com...

A long boat is a fast boat
Hi, I wonder if someone can explain this to me in words of one syllable or less... I am reasonably experienced club level coach and recently 2 people, whose opinons about matters ...

Still more US swampings!
And (again thanks to RQ) this news from Madison, Wisconsin, USA http://www.dailycardinal.com/news/2005/04/25/Sports/Wind-Rain.Ends.Rowing .Championships.Prematurely-936031.shtml ...

Salvage Association on various safety issues with rowing
RSR regulars will be interested in the Slug's report on the The Salvage Association report on Tideway rowing (http://www.twrc.rowing.org.uk/slug/slug.htm ). Notable extracts: Rec...

Decals for blades
Can anyone recommend a good (UK) supplier of decals suitable for applying to blades? I am interested in whether this would be a viable alternative to trying to paint our fiddly cl...

Fat Smoothies from C2
Has anyone tried these yet? If so, are you using them 5cm shorter than your old set up as per the C2 website?

Junior World Doubles
I am trying to find the times from the last 5 Junior worlds mens 2X, have 2004 & 03 but get dead pages on the rest, Found 97 Hazelwinkel We have a crew here in NZ that we think (regional as...

Oxford City Bumps results
For those interested: Oxford City Bumping Races - 23rd April 2005 - Results 52 crews competed. City of Oxford RC in both Men's and Women's divisions. Blades were won by Chr...

Predictive VO2 Max test for ergos
Hi, Just wondering if anyone knew of the protocol for a predictive VO2 Max test that used a C2 erg rather than an exercise bike, treadmill or bench. Whilst VO2 max is a...

Quadruple sculls
Can anyone here shed any light on when quad sculls first came into use? I have various old rowing books but they only mention single sculling or occasionally doubles. I know that...

"Rowing Equipment Safety Foundation"?
Perhaps this idea has been considered and rejected, and if so I apologize. But I keep wondering why buoyancy and other rowing equipment safety issues are not being addressed by a foundation...

Thumb pressure again!
Interesting snippet from the newsletter of one of Australia's well respected boat builders, who has introduced a bow mounted wing rigger (Fluidesign style). "Question: Why does th...

Cox box
Believe it was asked many times. Our club has been using NK for many years and we are finding some other alternatives. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. <...

Tips for rowing Singles
Hello all, Lately I have been getting into single sculls and I am really enjoying it. I have had a lot of sculling experience and the last few weeks I have been out single scul...

Engineering project - weight of the eight being carried
Every once in a while someone comes on RSR looking for ideas for a school engineering project, Master's degree or whatever. If I happen not to be here, tell them to figure ou...

For newsgroup downloaders, or those willing to learn
Hi, April 10th was our annual 'Varsity' boat race, the 122nd edition this year. Originally a challenge between Leyden en Delft in 1878, OxCam style (or indeed H/Y or UW/Cal), it s...

Thames watermen
Can anyone recommend any good books on Thames Watermen, their history, and the history of the Doggets Coat and Badge race. Preferably with a record of all the people who rowed in it? (or at ...

What do rowers want to know??
If there was ever to be a "Rowers Conference" what would rowers be interested to hear? - and who from? Suggestions please....

krew clips - clip in shoes for boats (like cycle)
Hi I'm just about to upgrade my cycle shoes and so have been musing about bike shoes on my ride into work recently. Also been talking to rowing friends about getting clips/shoes. ...

UW-Cal race tomorrow - some information for foreigners?
(Googled in the archives without finding clear answers) 1. How long is the race? Some things I've read suggest it's a standard 2K, others seem to imply that it's longer. ...

FS: CD Lo-Glide seat
Sorry to post here, but don't know of other forums to sell rowing fittings. I have one Carl Douglas Lo-Glide seat. Mahogany top. Wheel centres are 6.5" and seat set 20mm above axle ce...

More swampings
Lest we forget. We are awaiting the new inquest ordered by the High Court into the death of Leo Blockley in December 2000 - perhaps at the end of June. So here's a timely r...

Heel restraints...
I have just heard yet another nightmare story about heel restraints, and the regatta season's hardly started yet! Apparently there are some members of a UK club who appear to believe <...

Nightmare on Maple Street
(Maple street is where the BIAC rowing club is). Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings is when I teach Novice scullers. Many people come in with rowing experience, many do not. ...

Release puddles
Okay, so this is probably a dumb question, but how much water/splash/puddle should you have at the release? I know tidal waves are bad, but how do you tell a good stroke from a bad stroke? <...

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