row2k Features
April 2 in row2k History
In the absence of racing this spring, we're digging through our archives to highlight some of our favorite spring racing images from the past.  more

row2k Exclusives
The Greatest Rowing Races You Need to Watch

As boathouses continue to be locked up, waterways closed, and erging not getting any more fun, we humbly present the first installment of row2k's admittedly partisan and woefully incomplete listing of the races that every rower should see.  more
This Week's Best of Rowing on Instagram 3/27/2020

Zoom meetings, working out from home, RIP 2020 season, and more!  more

row2k Photo Features
April 1 in row2k History

In the absence of racing this spring, we're digging through our archives to highlight some of our favorite spring racing images from the past.  more
March 31 in row2k History

In the absence of racing this spring, we're digging through our archives to highlight some of our favorite spring racing images from the past.  more

Competitive Edge
How To Do A Simple Rigger Height Check

The height setting is probably the most important setting to match to the individual athlete; here is a simple way to check and change while on the water from Mike Davenport, part of a series to help coaches come back to their game strong once rowing resumes  more
Can I Row my Single during a Pandemic?

As isolation, both self-imposed or enforced, deepens in the rowing community, row2k reached out to rowing medical folks for some common-sense guidance for athletes who are looking to stay active during these times.  more

Coxing
An Evaluative and Comparative Measure of Coxswain Skill on a Men's Collegiate Rowing Team

It was our goal to establish a measurement tool which could reliably evaluate the ability of the coxswains as such a measure does not currently exist, and having one would allow rowing coaches to identify areas for improvement among student rowers.  more
The Magical Coxswain Cough Drop

So Ricola is claiming that with the Chr├╝terchraft (wth?!) in their cough drops, coxswains everywhere can ditch the headset and yell their lungs out.  more

Rowing 101
Rowing 101: Ask the Ergmaker - Heel Heights and Settings on the Erg

The erg does not replicate all the nuances of rigging and boat fit, but it simulates the motions of rowing closely enough to make sure to optimize the various adjustment available on most ergs. C2 offers some guidelines on setting heel heights on the erg  more
How to Get Started in Rowing

Getting into rowing can be easy. But it is a whole lot easier if you know where to look and how to get started. Here a quick guide for that moment when you think, "I'd like to start rowing."  more

row2k Interviews
Naval Academy's Ashlyn Dawson

This week's row2k Interview is with Naval Academy senior Ashlyn Dawson. We chat with the Dawson on what it means to row for Navy and her experiences racing for, and winning the King's Cup last summer at the Henley Royal Regatta.  more
Yale's Daisy Mazzio-Manson

This week's row2k Interview is with Yale senior Daisy Mazzio-Manson. We chat with the 'Daisy' from the documentary, A Hero For Daisy on her lasting impressions from the events in the documentary, and well as racing for the United States U23 squad.  more

Reader Contributions
Be Nice To Everybody Day, 1968

Young men confined to s shared living space exhibit the tendency to commit, over time, deeds after fashion in the chart below; a case analysis from Room 506, Bradford Hall, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA from June to August 1968  more
John Tracey Goes to Hungary Pt 6: The single and the double-the last two races

Having warmed up to the concept of going hell-bent-for-leather over 1,000 meters in the D single the day before (after lollygagging around Italy and Eastern Europe for two weeks), I was primed for the E single.  more

Book Reviews
'Thor Nilsen: Rowing's Global Coach'

Norwegian rowing coach Thor Nilsen may be the most important rowing coach you've barely (or never) heard of. Chris Dodd's most recent book aims to remedy that.  more
'More Power: The Story of Jurgen Grobler'

Just in time for the ramp towards the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Chris Dodd and High Matheson's book looks at a coach who has massively impacted the global rowing world; this is not an understatement, for we are talking about the GB's Jurgen Grobler.  more

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