"Show me a good loser....."
There's a quote from Ayrton Senna along the lines of "Show me a good loser.... and I'll show you a loser." I hope that isn't true. One rowing example I can think of is the C...

Buttons on your sleeves
Hi, Does anyone know if Croker scull buttons will fit on C2 scull sleeves (the old white ones and not the new black 'low resistance' ones)? The reason I ask is that the Crok...

Munich World Cup crews
FISA release with all entries and crew lists now up: http://www.worldrowing.com/medias/docs/media_350555.pdf Spot the mistake (FISA's, I guess) in the GB list. I've already made...

Drive your heels through the stretcher
I found this passage the other day in "Steve Fairbairn on Rowing," pp. 437-438. I would be very interested to hear comments, particularly on the last sentence. Summary of B...

Dukes Head Putney
For those not familiar with Putney, London UK, The Dukes Head is a traditional British Pub that serves locally brewed beer, not a trendy Wine Bar/cafe. It is some 200m up stream of the Unive...

Lactic acid & training
This from today's New York Times (Tues May 16): May 16, 2006 Lactic Acid Is Not Muscles' Foe, It's Fuel By GINA KOLATA Everyone who has even thought about exercis...

OK, here's a bit of fun
Very interesting article. It shatters my understanding of muscle physiology. I'm in the 'lactic acid bad' understanding camp, so this is certainly a surprise. I need to get to...

Spec'ing Croker Sculls
The Croker web site (neither Aus nor USA) isn't too clear on the pros & cons of which shaft and which blade for which scullers. The choices appear to be S2 in stiff, standard or soft ...

what is the ECAC National Invitational
I was checking for the results of the regattas this weekend, looked at Pac10s (good job Stanford men) and Dad Vails looking to see what some of the smaller programs were doing. Found ...

ConceptII Fat Smoothie Blade
Have you sculled with the fat smoothie and the regular smoothie? If so how do they compare? Are the fat blades as easy to use as the regular smoothie and were you able to measure any diffe...

re-entry
I recently found myself swimming after being thrown out of my racing single. Tried to get back in to no avail and had to swim to shore. Any suggestions on how to re-enter a narrow boat (wat...

[UK] Any university coxes returning home to South Manchester, want
Trafford RC have a keen need for coxes; lots of crews, from recreational to regatta-keen, standing around on the bank for want of someone on the strings. We'd be pleased to hear from any ...

An American in Paris ... Mike Sullivan gets around
Mike, I saw this and thought of you http://www.lawshouse.org/rowing/sully.jpg -- Henry Law <>< Manchester, England

Was the painter Alfred Sisley actually a rower?
In the Musee d'Orsay in Paris earlier this week I was amused, though puzzled, to find that the impressionist painter Alfred Sisley (French, though born of English parents) had painted a pi...

Regatta on Schuylkill RiverL
Hi: Heard a news snippet this morning about a rowing regatta to be held today and tomorrow (May 11 & 12) on the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. I've just moved to the Princet...

Factory pressed dvd movies, ps2, psp & xbox backups for sale !!!
We're offering all the latest factory pressed high quality dvd movies, ps2, psp and xbox silvers with factory printed colour inserts at fantastic prices, whether for personal use or resellin...

missed opportunities
In my role as beginner sculling instructor at BIAC, a lot of very different people come through to learn how to scull, with many varying abilities. The things that make me go ARRR...

Qu: Hips at the catch
Recently I held a coaching session at the Ottawa RC for rec rowers in setting up their position in the boat. First thing I pointed to was the Work Point and lined up the holes of each seat...

Unscrewing/replacing runners
Can anyone recommend a tool or an improvised use of one, which will allow me to fully tighten slide runners in a 1x? I'm referring specifically to a Stelph, but I've had the same problem wit...

Numbers (UK)
Hi, Anyone know off the top of their heads of suppliers of race numbers (the kind that you pin to your bow's all-in-one) in the UK? Our outgoing Regatta Sec did tell me a company...

Hosepipe bans and drought orders
>From the Thames Water Web Site:- What activities might be banned as non-essential use if Thames Water is granted a Drought Order? The full list of activities, that may b...

Rowing Service RSS feed
Inspirated by an idea from Neil, I made fairly basic RSS 2.0 feed for RQ's page. It's linked from http://www.usrtriton.nl/rowingservice/ Actually it just grabs and parses the "new.html...

Topics for beginners
Hi group. I've started a sculling group at my club, participants have learned to scull in crew boats, now progess into the small boats. Part of the training session is a sh...

for nw usa rowers or anyone who likes rowing vid...
...there's video online of Seattle's recent Opening Day and the large Brentwood Junior Regatta at www.goldmedalfilms.com hope you enjoy it. Dan

Retrofitting buoyancy
We are going to try to retrofit buoyancy to our old boats - these are wide, heavy wooden coxed fours (with clogs Paul!). I had a long discussion the other night with a guy who rows in them r...

are the tideway "safety rules" actually safe ?
I coxed several boats in the Borne Regatta last Saturday. The marshalling and umpiring was first class, both helpfull & professional. The race organisers had, I believe, spotters on th...

Crew Team question from non-rower
Hoping you guys could help me out with what is a pretty basic question: I'm a transcriptionist, and have this sentence: " She has been involved with crew team with Awesome Rowing Club over t...

The secret of winining.
Group. I've now won races in most boat categories (namely 1x, 2-, 2x, 4+ and 8+) I've done this despite being relatively old, unfit, and unco-ordinated, so I want to share the se...

Athletic Men and Women Wanted!
You're athletic! You've got strength, endurance, focus and discipline! You're looking for variety in your life! Be part of a competitive dragon boat team in the fastest growing wa...

Boat repair advice
We have a 4+ where a bit of the decking is coming away from the hull. The glue/sealant that holds the two together is cracking. Looking for a simple self repair option. I was thinking the be...

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