Labor Day Erg


Happy Labor Day!

Alright, alright, alright, practice if done well is not a labor of love. I get it. But practice does make execution better. Mind over water, mind over matter, working out the kinks, and all the other cliches associated with practice come true during race time. To be at your optimum performance there are no short cuts. 

I can’t vouch for any rowing machine except for a Concept2, but some of these rowers are packed with Labor Day savings at differing price points. TopFitness recently reviewed the features and value in rowing machines. See if one makes a difference for you:

Concept2 has set the standard and innovation beyond trends for 40 years.

Costco carries a variety of rowing machines including Lifecore and the WaterRower made famous on House of Cards. 

Dick’s Sporting Goods offers up to 46% savings on rowers. This cannot be combined with an additional $20 off $100 purchase for Labor Day. 
Gronk Fitness offers 3 versions of WaterRowers thanks to Rob Gronkowski. Even if you’re not a big Pat’s fan like me, check out Gronk’s amazing blog to “get your mind right.”


NordicTrack offers the folding RW2000 Rower for $599 down from $1299.

Overstock currently carries 42 ergs some with special Labor Day savings just for today. Free shipping too when spending over $45.


And for other stuff you may need with Labor Day savings:


Eastern Mountain Sports offers up to 50% off with an additional 20% off one item (there may be exceptions) with the code Summer20.


Land’s End offers 30% off with code CELEBRATE and pin 4418.



LLBean offers 25% off a purchase of $50 today with free shipping. 

REI‘s Labor Day sale offers up to 40% off clearance and favorites plus 30% off one regularly priced Arc’teryx item.

My favorite, Sweaty Betty offers 25% off and free shipping with code LABORDAY.

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Summer Solstice Challenge

To celebrate today June 21, the longest day of the year, Concept2 invites all rowers and skiers to the Summer Solstice Challenge!

Here we go:

-Row or ski 21,000m  on June 21.

-Meters can be rowed/skied all at once in one workout or over several workouts and entered online using an Indoor rower, SkiErg, on water and on snow meters to  count as long as you reach 21,000 meters.

-For more information check HERE.

-Good luck and Happy Summer Solstice rowing! 

Regatta Friday


NIRC will  be held today, May 12, 2017 at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Massachusetts. USRowing will host 125 entries from 31 clubs. 


Patriot League Championship will be held in Camden, New Jersey. Cooper Training Center will host 27 Collegiate entries from 9 clubs today at Cooper River. 


2017 MAAC Championship will be held today May 13 in West Windsor, New Jersey for Collegiate entries hosted by Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference on Lake Mercer. 


Dad Vail Regatta will be held May 12, 2017 through May 13, 2017 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee will host 401 Collegiate entries from 97 clubs. 

In Canada, RCA Speed Orders will be held May  12, 2017 through May 14, 2017 at Burnaby Lake in Burnaby, BC. Rowing Canada Aviron will host 107 entries from 27 clubs. 

In Italy, the 11th FISA International Para Rowing Regatta at the Gavirate Rowing Centre on the Lake of Varese will be held May 12, 2017 through May 14, 2017 hosted by Canottieri Gavirate.


2017 World Rowing Indoor Sprints, a collaboration between World Rowing and Concept2 wraps up today on your own timetable. Modeled after the SkiErg World Sprints, World Rowing Indoor Sprints is a virtual 1000m race on a Concept2 erg. All one needs to do is row anytime between May 10 through May 12 and log your time HERE by 12pm GMT on May 14.

Polar Bears, Atomic Rowing and Locking Longhorns 


Polar Bear Regatta will be held today in Fairfax Station, Virginia. Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association will host 89 entries from 19 clubs at Sandy Run Regional Park. 


The 1st Annual Atomic City Turn and Burn Invitational Regatta will be held today in Oak Ridge, Tennessee today. Oak Ridge Rowing Association will host 51 High School entries from 8 clubs with a few Master events to morning 5k time trials and afternoon 2k sprints on Melton Lake.

Miami International Regatta will be held today in Miami, Florida. Miami Rowing & Watersports will host 224 High School and Junior entries from 13 clubs at Miami Marine Stadium. 

American Youth Cup Series II will be held today in Sarasota, Florida. Sarasota Crew hosts 121 High School and Junior entries from 7 clubs. 

Pacific Invitational will be held today in San Francisco, California. Pacific Rowing Club will host 196 entries from 13 clubs on Lake Merced. 


Rockrimmon Ergatta will be held today at the Rockrimmon Boathouse  in Springfield, Massachusetts. Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club will host 114 Master, Open, High School, Junior and Novice entries from 15 clubs. 


The 35th Annual Murphy Cup Regatta will be held today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple University will host 235 Collegiate entries from 42 clubs at Schuylkill River. 


Lake Lenape Sprints I will be held today, March 25, 2017 at Lake Lenape in Mays Landing, New Jersey. Southern New Jersey Scholastic Rowing Association hosts 93 entries from 13 clubs. 

Longhorn Open will be held in Austin, Texas. University of Texas, Austin will host 18 entries from 2 clubs on Decker Lake. 


Purdue / Marietta Duel will be held today in Indianapolis, Indiana at Eagle Creek Reservoir for Collegiate entries hosted by Purdue Crew.

EARC Heavyweight Men competing today: 

Albert Cup: Brown vs. Yale in  Providence, Rhode Island.

Collins Cup: Rutgers vs. Columbia in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Navy vs. George Washington in Annapolis, Maryland.

Princeton vs. Georgetown in Princeton, New Jersey.

Murphy Cup: Penn vs. Holy Cross in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MIT vs. Coast Guard Academy in Boston, Massachusetts. 

EARC Lightweight Men competing today:

Murtaugh Cup: Princeton vs. Navy in Princeton, New Jersey.

Delaware vs. Georgetown, Princeton, New Jersey.

Fosburgh Cup: Princeton vs. Georgetown, Princeton, New Jersey.

John Hunter Regatta will be held both today and tomorrow in Gainesville, Georgia. St. Andrew RC & Georgia Tech will host 445 Collegiate, High School and Junior entries from 50 clubs on the Lake Lanier Olympic course. 



** CANCELLATION **  The Head Of The River Race, a 6.8k planned for today, Saturday 25th March 2017 in the Thames region has been cancelled as a safety precaution due to high winds taking into consideration the challenges presented at yesterday’s Schools Head. For further information check HERE.


Ponteland Junior Head will be held Saturday 25th March 2017 in the Northern region hosted by Tyne Amateur Rowing Club.

1st Manny Flick Cancelled


**CANCELLATION** 1st Manny Flick / Horvat Series to be held today, March 19, 2017 on the Schuylkill River has been cancelled by Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association and the city of Philadelphia due to forecasted weather and an already unsafe accumulation of ice and snow. 


LBRA Spring Regatta will be held today at Marine Stadium, former rowing site of the 1932 Olympics in sunny Long Beach, California. Long Beach Rowing Association  will host 119 entries from 16 clubs. 

 


In British Rowing, Cambridge Champs Junior Sculling Head will be held Sunday 19th March 2017 hosted by Champion of the Thames Rowing Club.



In World Rowing, Samsung 60th Festival of Sport – Challenge, a 1,000 indoor sprint will be held today at the Sha Tin Rowing Centre in Sha Tin, Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China Rowing Association will host 95 entries from 14 clubs. 

Spring Break Races, Regattas, and More


Spring Break Race will take place today on Lake Maitland in Winter Park, Florida hosted by Rollins Rowing. 


The 9th Annual Queen City Ice Breaker Ergatta will be held at Trinity High School in Manchester, New Hampshire. Central Crew Club will host 14 entries from 8 clubs. 

LBRA Spring Regatta will be held on the site of the 1932 Olympic Rowing Venue in Long Beach, California. Long Beach Rowing Association will host 119 entries from 16 clubs. 


Long Beach Junior Crew will host 226 entries from 7 clubs to Southern California League Cal Cup also at Marine Stadium in Long Beach, California. 

HRRA 17th Annual Indoor Sprints will be held at McCann Athletic Center on the Marist College campus in Poughkeepsie, New York. Hudson River Rowing Association will host 177 Master, Open, Collegiate, Junior and Coxswain entries from 14 clubs. This is a Concept2 Non-Satellite event.

Tampa Mayors Cup will be held where else but in Tampa, Florida. The Stewards Foundation will host 152 Master, Open, Collegiate, High School and Junior entries from 23 clubs.


OKC Invite will be held downtown in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. OKC Riversport will host 96 entries from 6 clubs. 

In British Rowing, Alton Spring Head Series will be held Saturday 18th March 2017 hosted by Alton Rowing Club.


North Of England Head Of The River Race will be held Saturday 18th March 2017 in the North West region hosted by Royal Chester Rowing Club.

OARS and More


OARS Masters Invitational will be held March 12, 2017 on Turkey Lake in  Orlando, Florida. Orlando Area Rowing Society will host 103 entries from 21 clubs to the 1000m course with a floating start at Bill Frederick Park. 

In British Rowing, West Midlands Regional Championships, a 2,500 race will be held Sunday 12th March 2017 in the West Midlands region hosted by Worcester Rowing Club. 


Head of Stour 2017 will be held Sunday 12th March 2017. Christchurch Rowing Club will host over 100 entries to the 2 mile course from Mudeford Sandspit to Christchurch Sailing Club.


Lincoln Head will be held Sunday 12th March 2017 in the  East Midlands region hosted by The Lincoln Rowing Centre.


In World Rowing, Concept2 World Rowing Indoor Sprints wrap up today anywhere you may be as long as it’s on a Concept2 rower, models A through E. This is a virtual indoor rowing championship of 1000m hosted by Concept2 and World Rowing entered into your logbook by 12pm GMT on March 14. 

For results check HERE.

Sarasota International Para-Rowing and More

Sarasota International Para-Rowing Regatta will be hosted by USRowing at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. 


Cal Lights v. Sonoma State will be held at Oakland Estuary hosted by California Lightweight Crew


Rollins Invitational will be held on Lake Maitland in Winter Park, Florida for Collegiate entries hosted by Rollins Rowing.

OLMA Indoor Sprints will be held in the  gymnasium at Our Lady if Mercy Academy in Syosset, New York.  Our Lady of Mercy Academy will host 164 entries from 11 clubs. 


Louisville Cardinal Invite will be held March 11 through March 12, 2017 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for Collegiate entries hosted by University of Louisville Rowing.


In Florida, the 18th Annual Orlando Area Rowing Society(OARS) Regatta will be held at Bill Frederick Park on Turkey Lake. Orlando Area Rowing Society will host 425 Junior entries from 34 clubs.Oars Masters Invitational will be held tomorrow. 


In British rowing, Women’s Eights Head of the River Regatta  will be held Saturday 11th March 2017 in the Thames region. There will be over 2,880 entries from 320 crews in London. 


Yorkshire Rowing will host Yorkshire Head Of The River on Saturday 11th March 2017 in the Yorkshire region. 


In World Rowing, Concept2 World Rowing Indoor Sprints continues over the weekend anywhere on any Concept2 rower, models A through E. This is a virtual indoor rowing championship of 1000m hosted by Concept2 and World Rowing entered into your logbook by 12pm GMT on March 14. 

For results check HERE.

Mohawk Meltdown, Minnesota Power Pull, Metro Power Cup and More


The 4th Annual Mohawk Meltdown will be held at Niskayuna High School Main Gym in Niskayuna, New York. Niskayuna Rowing Club will host 258 entries from 14 clubs. 


Minnesota Power Pull will be held at Rochester  Community and Technical College in Rochester, Minnesota. Rochester Rowing Club of Minnesota will host 87 entries from 8 clubs.


Greenhead Sprints will be held at at Brigantine N. Middle School in Brigantine, New Jersey. Brigantine Rowing Club will host 343 entries from 14 clubs. 

Rogue Valley Indoor Rowing Championship will be held at Arête CrossFit in Ashland, Oregon. Rogue Rowing will host 25 entries from 3 clubs. 

Plant Invite – Spring Sprints #2 will be held in Tampa, Florida. Plant High Rowing Association will host 206 High School and Junior entries from 11 clubs.

SoCal Opening Day Regatta will be held in Long Beach, California. Long Beach Rowing Association will host Master and Collegiate entries. 


Desert Sprints will be held on Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, Arizona. Tempe Rowers Association will host 245 Master, Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive, and Junior entries from 22 


The 37th Annual Metro Cup Regatta will be held on Lake Maitland in Winter Park, Florida hosted by Rotary Club of Orange County East. 

Lake Las Vegas Collegiate Invitational will be held both Saturday and Sunday on Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada. Lake Las Vegas Rowing Club will host 35 Collegiate entries from 6 clubs. 


Heart of Texas will be held over the weekend on Lady Bird lake in Austin, Texas. Austin Rowing Club will host 721 Master, Open, Collegiate, High School, Adaptive and Junior entries from 34 clubs over the next two days. 


In Canada, Ontario Ergometer Championships will be held at the Ridley College Field House, St. Catharines, Ontario. Ridley Graduate Boat Club will host  628 Master, Open, High School, and Junior entries from 60 clubs. 


Reading University Head Of The River will be held Saturday 4th March 2017 in the Thames region hosted by Reading University Boat Club. 

Runcorn Spring Eights Head will be held Saturday 4th March 2017 in the North West region hosted by Runcorn Rowing Club on River Weaver in Cheshire. 

In World Rowing, HK Indoor Rowing Championships & Charity Rowathon will be held March 4, 2017 To March 5, 2017 indoors at the Kowloon Park Sports Centre in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China Rowing Association hosts 398 entries from 53 clubs. 


The 2017 Indoor Croatia Open Championship will be held today in Rijeka. Rowing Club Jadran will host Senior, Under23, Junior and Masters entries to the 2000m event.


2017 Orta Lake Challenge will be held March 4 through March 5 in Italy. Canottieri Lago d’Orta ASD will host Senior, Under23, Junior and Masters entries to the Orta Lake Eights Challenge on Saturday and the 1x mass start Italian Sculling Challenge on Sunday.