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State of Masters Rowing Survey 2023
February 16, 2024
Faster Masters

Faster Masters has published their second annual State of Masters Rowing Survey, embedded as a PDF below.

The survey took place from November 24 2023 through January 19 2024.

Some interesting takeaways:

  • The survey predicts annual increases of 2-5% each year in over 40s starting learn-to-row classes, presenting both challenges and opportunities for clubs.
  • A significant number of respondents started rowing later in life (there may be a survey respondent bias here, but it is interesting nonetheless)
  • Nearly 80% of masters rowers take part in races
  • A large number are disappointed with their training progress and coaching access and quality
  • Most collect training data (note that the survey allowed for practices such as simply be recording times in a log book, and not necessarily extensive data collection)
  • Challenges for clubs as well as individual rowers vary considerably

(Full disclosure: Faster Masters is an advertiser on row2k.)

See the full survey below!

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03/03/2024  12:43:38 AM
I really going to read your survey but just scanning it, I don’t think you may be asking the right questions and Masters rowing may be dead except for the Head of the Charles.

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