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A blog on issues and news in the rowing community


Gopro Rowing Videos Are Taking Off

Posted by glrfcentral , 14 April 2012 · 7,537 views

Over the past year, we've noticed more and more of the GoPro-produced rowing videos appearing on the GLRF Rowing Videos page. They are amazing to watch since they really give the viewer a sense of the joy and serenity in rowing.  

We can see why they videos are...


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

Posted by glrfcentral , 06 October 2008 · 1,566 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...


It’S All About The Shoes

Posted by glrfcentral , 19 September 2008 · 1,385 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...


What Goes Down The Course Usually Comes Back Up...

Posted by glrfcentral , 08 September 2008 · 913 views

Ah, the things you learn at regattas booths…  They’re back, the FISA racing shells.  For those whose memories might have faded, FISA started an initiative in the late ’80′s to standardize raching shell hull designs worldwide.  The idea was to eliminate ‘variations in performance’ due to various hull shapes and equipment.  This was also probably a result o...


Getting My Ass Whipped ...

Posted by glrfcentral , 06 June 2008 · 1,120 views

If you’re a rower, you have probably had “some” interaction with an erg, aka ergomoter – as in a rowing machine. Most in the community are familiar with the industry standard, a Concept2. Almost every rower groans when you mention the erg. Competitive rowers have spent hours and hours and...

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