Category Archives: Sculling

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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Run2Scull Camp

The first running camp of 2015 was small in numbers and expansive in athleticism, grit and drive. Run2Scull camp attracted six brand-new to Craftsbury runners, two brand-new Craftsbury coaches, and a VP from Saucony’s Human Performance & Innovation Lab to … Continue reading

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Run2Scull Action

  The fourth annual Run2Scull, Scull2Run week saw Janet, Peter, Phoebe and Patty learn to scull while Abby finally got to join the runners after watching running camps from afar while she was at sculling camp in previous years. Coaches … Continue reading

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GRP on TeamUSA.org

Craftsbury and the GRP in the news over at the USOC’s TeamUSA.org site. Check it out!

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2014 Ice Out

ICE OUT! Yup, today the ice is off of Big Hosmer Pond – thanks in no small part to the efforts of the GRPRowers and their icebreaker, the CS Milfoil Queen. A couple hours of mechanical intervention and we’ve gained … Continue reading

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