Great Quotes and Boats

Crew Life: Celebrating Strength Through Teamwork designed by Filipe Magalhaes.
RowYourBoat: A Rowing-Race in a Reduced Graphic Way designed by Samuel Roos, inspired by the European Rowing Championships.

“The rowing machine is like the Swiss Army knife of the gym. Its multiple purposes include low-impact workouts, high-intensity sprint intervals, low-intensity endurance development, full-body strength training, core training, heart health, and posture control.”

– Michelle Sosa, Rower, Hydrow athlete.

Great Quotes and Boats

“The water-rower has been an addition to my year-round training. It”s a full-body workout that allows me to get a great sweat while keeping my heart rate up… All without putting stress on my joints.”

-Rob Gronkowski, (May 14, 1989- ), New England Patriots tight end, 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), 4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014), NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011), Third-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008).

More Under Armour and Rowers at Costco

More Under Armour at Costco:

And while the Under Armour Ladies’ HeatGear Spandex are long gone, the Under Armour Ladies’ Fleece Pullovers are still in stock waiting in anticipation for bundling into after an early morning Spring Row.

And while I’m personally loyal to my my old and always reliable Concept2 D, these Rowers are available at Costco for your New Year’s resolutions or prepping for the CRASH-Bs on February 25, 2018.

Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio

Paralympic Games 2016 will start today in Rio at Lagoa Stadium in Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Entries will compete in the following events: LTAMix4+ (LTA mixed coxed four), TAMix2x (TA mixed double sculls), ASW1x (AS women’s single sculls) and ASM1x (AS men’s single sculls).


Today’s scheduled events:

7:30am AS Women’s Single Sculls

7:50am AS Women’s Single Sculls

8:10am AS Men’s Single Sculls

8:30am AS Men’s Single Sculls

8:50am TA Mixed Double Sculls

9:10am TA Mixed Double Sculld

9:30am LTA Mixed Coxed Four

9:50am LTA Mixed Coxed Four

For livestream through 9/12 check HERE.

What to Wear, What to Wear: Olympic Opening Ceremony & American Athletes

What will the American Olympic contenders be wearing tonight at the opening ceremony in Rio? I love the excitement and anticipation of the opening ceremony and would love to be surprised, but I can’t wait. And this year is especially patriotically pleasing. Designer Ralph Lauren is fine American indeed.

Check out the sleek silhouette of the stylish uniform, with crisp navy blazer, tailored white jeans tapered at the ankle to set off the red, white and blue boat shoes that perfectly coordinate with the multicolored matching tee in a contrived, understated preppy way. The Hickey Freeman blazers made in Rochester, New York are decked out with United States team logo and sport a white polo pony accessorized with with the subtle finishing detail of a woven wriststrap always unifying the team with a lasting remembrance to be worn long after the triumphant days of August 2016.

Our Olympic athletes are United States ambassadors in sport but also in representing each of the 40 United States manufacturers involved in preparing one great look. Watch live action on NBC. Rowing starts promptly tomorrow morning with Men’s single sculls at 7:30.

Great Quotes and Boats

“Physiologists, in fact have calculated that rowing a two-thousand-meter race-the Olympic standard-takes the same physiological toll as playing two basketball games back-to-back. And it exacts that toll in six minutes.”

-Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. 

A Day for Masters

The last Sunday in July 2016 offers some serious regattas before August starts with the excitement of Olympic rowing August 6 in Brazil. In the meantime, today is a day for Masters as the 2016 Euro Masters Regatta in Germany, the 134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters and the Master entries at the 2016 Lithuanian Championships prove that rowing is a lifetime sport.

The 134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta will be held today, July 31, 2016. A sprint race on Martindale Waterways in  St. Catharines, Onatario hosted by the Canadian Henley Joint Committee. There will be 360 entries from 63 clubs. The  134th Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta will start on Tuesday, August 2.

There will be a 1000m sprint race course at the Euro Masters Regatta 2016 held today in Munich, Germany hosted by Regatta Munchen E.V. For livestream check HERE.

The 2000m 2016 Lithuanian Open Championships will head to finals on Lake Galve in Trakai today for Senior, Lightweight, Masters, Junior and Para-rowing entries on Lake Galve hosted by Lithuanian Rowing Federation.

And the Coupe de la Jeunesse wraps up with finals in Poznan, Poland.

Cow Island and More

Deep into the dog days of summer, this last Saturday in July promises to be a hot one. I like the way the Cow Island Classic Maine State Championship provides a choice with in race course length today onthe Androscoggin River. What you may not know about Maine is that while it is further North, New England humidity is really steamy. My choice in this competition would be the 1000m race instead of the 5000m. Then again, the 500mmad dash in Jersey on Overpeck Lake sounds even better.

In Brunswick, Maine the Cow Island Classic Maine State Championship for Master, Open, Collegiate Women, High School and Junior entries will be held today hosted by Maine Rowing Association and Merrymeeting  Community Rowing. There will be 202 entries from 15 clubs competing on either a 5000m loop race or 1000m sprint race on Androscoggin River.

Overpeck Summer Sprints will be held on  Overpeck Lake in Ridgefield Park, Leonia, New Jersey for  Master, Open, High School, Adaptive, Junior and Novice entries hosted by Bergen Country Rowing Academy. There will be 197 entries from 21 clubs on a choice of 4 lane 2000m course or 7 lane 1000m and 500m dashes.

Methuen City Sprints will be held in Methuen, Massachusetts for Master, Open, HIgh School and  Junior entries hosted by Essex Rowing. There will be 247 entries from 36 clubs.

In British Rowing, Warrington Regatta with a 620m course will be held Saturday 30th July 2016 in the  North West region hosted by Warrington Rowing Club.

Henley Town and Visitors Regatta will be held Saturday 30th July 2016 in the Thames region.

In World Rowing, the 2016 Jersey Carteret, a 15 mile/27km coastal race for Senior, Lightweights, Masters, Under 23, and Para entries will be held today in Jersey, France hosted by Club d’Aviron de Mer de Barneville Carteret.

The 2000m 2016 Lithuanian Open Championships continue on from yesterday in Trakai through tommorrow July 31. Senior, Lightweight, Masters, Junior and Para-rowing entries hosted by Lithuanian Rowing Federation on Lake Galve.

And the Coupe de la Jeunesse continues in Poznan, Poland.