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Casio Gzone Commando – Finally A Smartphone For Rowers, Coxies, Coaches, And Boat Trailer Drivers

Posted by glrfcentral , 25 May 2011 · 1,019 views

Although rowers are not the only ones who are mobile hands-full challenged, the environment that surrounds the rowing community can make owning and using a fancy smart phone just that much more treacherous. In the GLRF booth, we have seen first hand the effects of 3 hours of afternoon sun on our credit card reader, our...



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Awesome Rowing Destop Background Pics

Posted by glrfcentral , 12 September 2010 · 904 views

We’re in the process of designing a new GLRF t-shirt which involves some french words. We came across this site, Aviron DameDeNage, that is entirely in French but offers the most cool desktop images that are updated monthly. Find it...



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New In Firefox 3.6.7: Rowing ‘Personas’

Posted by glrfcentral , 20 July 2010 · 878 views

For those who are Firefox browser fans, check out the new ‘personas’ which allow you to personalize your browser tool bar with color and themes.

If you search for the term ‘rowing,’ you’ll find several of these themes. We searched under rowing, rower, sculling, and crew....



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Kind Of A Secret - 2010 Usrowing Collegiate Championship Regatta

Posted by glrfcentral , 15 April 2010 · 629 views

We missed the mention in the April issue of Rowing News and a quick look at the USRowing website doesn't give any indication of the event but the 2010 USRowing Collegiate Championship Regatta is the most important new regatta event to emerge in a long time.

2010 will be the first year for this regatta but USRowing is committed to supporting this event...



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Great Skills And Good Deals At The Florida Rowing Center

Posted by glrfcentral , 08 April 2010 · 555 views

The Florida Rowing Center sent out an email reminding those of us on the mailing list that they still have some sculling sessions available through 02 May 2010. Once the season ends, you can pick up a great shell at incredible prices as the Rowing Center...



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Rio De Janeiro Gets The Summer 2016 Olympic Games

Posted by glrfcentral , 02 October 2009 · 372 views

Putting nationalistic politics aside, we have to cheer for the selection of Rio de Janeiro as the host of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  Our GLRF Brasil members will be whooping and hollering since their rowing venue, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, will be host to the rowing competition.    http://www.glrf.info...lagoaremo.jpg



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Gay Rower (Former?) On Survivor: Tocantins – The Brazilian Highlands

Posted by glrfcentral , 12 February 2009 · 1,373 views

Our news alerts caught this item: rower Spencer Duhm  was written up as the youngest gay member of the lastest installment of the CBS show ‘Survivor.’  Now in its 18th season, the show is shot in Brazil where 10 contestants battle it out to see who is the last man or woman remaining.  The article says Spencer, who is openly gay, rowed for the University o...



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Rowing Posters For Your Regatta

Posted by glrfcentral , 26 January 2009 · 632 views

We just received an email announcing the launch of a new rowing poster design service, Brush Strokes Fine Art Rowing Posters .  If your club is planning their upcoming regatta, consider creating a fine art rowing poster for the event.  There is nothing more memorable than a framed fine art rowing poster to put on your wall to show your participation.  Wit...



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Must See At The Head Of The Charles: The Oartec Rowing Simulator

Posted by glrfcentral , 06 October 2008 · 1,041 views

If you have never experienced the Oartec Rowing Simulator , it is definitely worth the time to give it a go.   Many in the rowing community say it is the best land-based replication of the full sweep and scull rowing movement.The machine made its North American debut last year at the Head of the Charles.  Since then, it has garnered critical acclaim and g...



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It’S All About The Shoes

Posted by glrfcentral , 19 September 2008 · 822 views

We just got an email from Anil Lamba of Ankaa Shoe Exports . If you don’t know the name, you probably know his shoes since they are featured in so many rowing shells. We make mention of this offer not only because it is beneficial to the GLRF community but also because Anil is one of those people whose eyes show pure honesty, acceptance, and absolutely no...







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