row2k Features
Collapse of Berlin Wall Overshadows Milwaukee Rowing Club Historic Season
A short history of the 1989 MKE season, for better and worse  more

row2k Exclusives
See You in September: Taking the First Strokes of Fall

Getting athletes and crews ready for a return to fall training and racing is not the same for every team and every athlete. Almost every team has athletes with varying levels of skills and fitness levels, and some teams have different fall goals.  more
The Ranking: Men 11 to 15

Following the conclusion of the 2019 World Rowing Championships in Linz-Ottesheim, Austria, here are row2k's new rankings for the top 15 men's and women's rowers in the world. This is an objective ranking of based off results at Olympic and World Championship regattas.  more

row2k Book exclusives

Book Reviews
Andy Larkin's Life in Boats

Andy Larkin's rowing memoir, 'My Life in Boats, Fast and Slow' is anchored by the intriguing, seldom-told tale of Harvard's 1968 varsity, the US Olympic crew, and its role in the Olympic Project for Human Rights.  more
The Sphinx of the Charles, re-examined

In 50 years of coaching at Harvard, from 1963 until his death in June of 2013, Harry Parker left a trail of myth and legend alongside a long list of accomplishments. Toby Ayer's new book takes another look at both the myths and the man.  more

Rowing 101
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
Basic Rigging

Rigging basics to get you started.  more

row2k Interviews
CREW by TrueRowing Debuts at Championships, Seeks 'Rowing Superstars'

Attendees at the ACRA and IRA Championships probably noticed that the medals backdrops had a big CREW on them; the sponsorships marked the public debut of CREW by True Rowing, a new company looking to bring live on-water workouts to ergs everywhere  more

Equipment & Hacks
The ID Keychain

One logistical challenge that coaches often face is how to keep track of all of their athlete’s IDs. There are those certain summer regattas that require IDs on the dock. You either have to rely on the athletes to keep track of their ID on the water or you have to hang on to everyone’s ID while they row. Too many things can go wrong in either situation!  more
A-Frame Boat Blocks

The A-Frame Boat Block is a very simple design that takes up minimal trailer space and it is incredibly easy to make!  more

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