Category Archives: Sculling

Winter Training: Do Something Else!

from Troy Howell, Craftsbury’s Director of Sculling: I remember thinking when I moved from Virginia to Texas what a profound advantage I was about to have over the vast majority of other rowers in the United States. I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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Hunt or Be Hunted: Some Thoughts on Head Racing

from Troy Howell, Craftsbury’s Director of Sculling: It has always struck me as a curiosity that our sport evolved in such a way that most people seem to feel that 2k racing on a buoyed course with six straight lanes … Continue reading

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Dock Talk: Comfort in the Boat-Letting Go To Find Power

From Sara Gronewold, Craftsbury Coach, US National Team Rower 1996-2000 “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Sculling as Jumping

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! From Ric Ricci, Craftsbury Associate Director, Head Coach Connecticut College Men’s Rowing Many coaches fail to teach … Continue reading

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Dock Talk – In Praise of Slowness: To Get Faster, Slow Down!

From Noel Wanner, Craftsbury Associate Director, Head Coach Tufts Men’s Rowing. “Instant Gratification takes too long!”- Carrie Fisher “Fast is busy, controlling, aggressive, hurried, analytical, stressed, superficial, impatient, active, quantity-over-quality. Slow is the opposite: calm, careful, receptive, still, intuitive, unhurried, … Continue reading

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5 Quick Questions with Coach Aisyah Mohamed Rafa’ee

A conversation between Singapore’s first and only Olympic rower and Craftsbury coach Aisyah Mohamed Rafa’ee and Fleet Manager Erika Sloan. Erika: How did you start rowing? Aisyah: I was sitting on the rowing machine back in high school when a … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Working Towards a Relaxed Connection with Your Hands

From Carol Bower, Craftsbury Associate Director, Head Rowing Coach at Bryn Mawr College, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist. One of the most challenging technical changes to make in sculling is to let go of the tight awkward grip of the oar … Continue reading

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Dock Talk: How often do you incorporate drill work in to your practices? 

With Kevin McDermott, Associate Director Craftsbury Sculling Camp, Head Coach Trinity College men’s rowing team   “I don’t have time for drill work. I need to get on the water and go.” “I don’t like doing drills. And changing my routine isn’t for … Continue reading

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The Front End: Keystone of the Stroke

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! By Troy Howell, Managing Director COC Sculling Camps Back around 2003, I was … Continue reading

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Dynamic Erging: How to Row when the Arms or Legs are Long

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! From Steve Whelpley, GRP Rowing Coach  Especially those of us counting the days … Continue reading

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