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May 30, 2020
Nothing is quite as unexpected, ego-busting, and damaging as a racing shell crashing to the ground when a boat sling collapses.  more

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Coach Trick: The Boat Box
May 28, 2020
The Boat Box is pretty much what it sounds like: a plastic bin labeled with the name of the boat it belongs to, filled with everything that boat needs to be de-rigged and transported.  more

Investing time and effort into oar maintenance today will help you have less hassles and better rowing tomorrow.  more

The ultimate refinement of this hack: Goose Line Poles (and - finally - finds a use for all the 7/1 oarlock bushings lying around)  more

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Rowing Hacks: The Gunwale Guard
May 14, 2020
Save your straps from the gunwales with a gun'l guard  more

Update your Launch Safety Cards with new names and numbers every season  more

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Rowing Hacks: Wrench Carabiner Redux
April 24, 2020
An update to the Wrench Carabiner hack from Caitlin Trottier (with a nod to the Team Wrench Box idea)  more

Often we have to row with marginal equipment. Making the best of what we have at hand. Making do, if you will. However, bad things can happen when we make do; here is a four-step plan to improve the equipment you have  more

For our next trip in the 'way-back-hack' machine, we have one straight from the folks who most like to be left alone at the boathouse in the first place: the boatmen  more

In the fourth of a series of articles designed to help coaches, athletes, and programs through this extremely rough patch, row2k is working with Mike Davenport to cross-post the information he generates from the effort.  more

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Ultimate Regatta Packing List
April 13, 2020
When packing for your next regatta, there always seems to be that one item that you really needed, but forgot to pack. To alleviate that stress, we have compiled the ultimate regatta packing list! Before you go to your next race, run through this list.  more

Mike Davenport explains and offers tip on measuring the five most important elements of rigging a boat  more

Soon enough, it should be time to get hacking  more

Mike Davenport offers tips on updating idle fleets to be better than ever when rowing starts up again  more

Following are some best practices from rowing equipment experts for keeping your equipment as clean as possible, for equipment performance and longevity as well as hygienic reasons  more

By mid-January, despite it being the very middle of the meteorological winter, most athletes and programs are nonetheless segueing into what will become the spring season; here is a checklist of things to do in January so you are as fast as possible in June  more

Best practices ahead of storing your rowing boats, electronics, and oars  more

rowing Tech
row2k: Now there's an App for that
October 14, 2019
row2k is now an app for your iPhone, Android or Windows device!  more

Coaching Hack
The ID Keychain
February 20, 2017
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

Classic Rowing Hack
A-Frame Boat Blocks
January 30, 2017
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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