Category Archives: Sculling

Running to Sculling Camp

To scull in Craftsbury is to run in Flagstaff – devotees flocking to the home of expert coaching, elite athletes, and an ideal training setting. I have never been particularly drawn to the sport, but life in Craftsbury undoubtedly spotlights … Continue reading

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Sculling coaches remember Norm Graf

As we prepare to embark on the 2019 sculling season at Craftsbury, we asked our coaches to share remembrances of Norm Graf, legendary rowing coach and Craftsbury’s sculling director from 2003-2012. Norm passed away last fall at the age of 92. … Continue reading

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A remembrance of Russell Spring

This past weekend, the Center hosted a celebration of the life of Craftsbury founder, Russell Spring, who passed away last summer at the age of 92. As we prepare to embark on the 2019 sculling season at Craftsbury, we asked Ric … Continue reading

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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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