Alastair Isherwood – A World Champion’s Perspective

Those more mature members of the rowing community will remember a time when cleaver blades did not exist. Come the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, some crews had made the transition from Macon to cleaver blades, including Australia’s own Oarsome Foursome. After a disappointing result in Amsterdam leading up to the Olympics, the reigning World Champions …

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Dutch Rowing Journal “ROEI !” Lead Article

Rowing Sports Medicine and Science Conference 2018 & FISA Coaches Conference…The presented studies and insights ranged from rowing in Germany to the blood vessels of the rower and provided plenty of inspiration. Innovations were also presented, one of them was striking because of the enthusiasm of the inventor, the Australian Ian Randall (45). His talk on …

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Historical ‘foil’ designs: close but missed some critical points

Both Braca Sport and Croker Oars have trialled ‘wave’ formation blades in the past. These designs involve extending the top lip in an attempt to capture the water flowing over the blade. The aim of this design was to create more hold or grip on the water. You will also notice some current C2’s seem …

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