Racing

Meet Olympians in Boston

Oct 11, 2013

Mirka on the Dynamic Indoor Rower (2012)
Concept2 CTS is proud to sponsor Mirka Knapkova (Czech Republic) and Kjetil Borch (Norway) at this year’s Head Of The Charles ® Regatta. Join us at the Concept2 CTS tent, located across from the Rowing & Fitness Expo at the Finish Area Launching Site (FALS) for a special opportunity to meet these athletes. Continue Reading ›

World Championships Re-Cap, Chungju, Korea

Sep 13, 2013
Eric Murray and Hamish Bond's (New Zealand) record-breaking 16th consecutive gold medal

Another World Championships has come and gone, and there is no doubt athletes and attendees will look back at this as one of best rowing events held this past year. Upon arrival at the course, you can’t help but notice the newness of the venue, which was completed in 2012. Early in the week, the final touches were being installed to fully prepare the grounds for the World Championships (I even watched a crew lay the final pavers in the walkway connecting the main building to the brand new boat bays). Continue Reading ›

A Guide to Watching the 2013 World Rowing Championships

Aug 21, 2013


Racing at this year’s World Rowing Championships begins on August 25 in Chungju, Korea. Most crews arrived at least a week before the start date to allow plenty of time to adjust to the time change—it’s 13 hours ahead of Concept2’s Eastern Time! There were also rental boats to locate and rig, custom oars to decorate with national colors, and some very hot humid weather to get adjusted to. From all the reports we’ve heard to date, the venue is outstanding, the people are friendly and enthusiastic, and it promises to be an excellent regatta—if a little too warm. Continue Reading ›

Athletes Row Strong with Concept2 at World Cup Races

Aug 09, 2013

The World Rowing Championships will be held in Chungju, Korea, this year, ending what has been a great season of international racing. The year following the Olympics is often thought of as a “rebuilding year” when athletes retire or recommit to another four years. New athletes will try to make it into a camp boat to be trained by national team coaches, or one of the several trials boats, where selection happens based on qualifying regattas. The transition brings fresh energy that creates a great race environment, and this year is no exception. Continue Reading ›

A Week of Rowing (and Service!) in Philadelphia

May 20, 2013

Imagine all of a coach’s concerns on race day: Where do we park? What will we eat? Are the athletes warmed up? Did the coxswain weigh in already? Is that a tailwind? What lane are we in? Is the boat rigged? Concept2 CTS tries to remove at least one concern for coaches by ensuring race day oars are competition ready.

The Regatta Service Trailer open for business on Boathouse Row
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Birkie Fever

Mar 01, 2013


It’s that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be satisfied by clicking into a pair of skis and lining up at the start line with more than 8000 other ski pals from around the world. It’s a lifestyle that keeps you fit and healthy year-round. It’s an annual test of personal endurance. And it’s something no skier wants to shake. Some of the symptoms?

  • Your home is filled with Birkie paraphernalia.
  • Your television is permanently set to the Weather Channel.
  • You think about wave placement in the heat of summer.
  • You pray for snow long before winter sets in.
  • You register the first day the new entry form is made available.
  • You train endlessly, no matter the time of year.
  • You notice the “B” word invades conversations within 15 minutes.
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Getting Ready for the 2013 World Indoor Rowing Championships

Feb 14, 2013
The 32nd World Indoor Rowing Championships hosted by the CRASH-B Sprints takes place on Sunday, February 17, at the Agganis Arena at Boston University. Entry is free for spectators, but if you can’t make it there in person, make sure you check out the World IRC section of our website where we’ll be broadcasting all the action live! Our webcast starts at 9 a.m. ET, and we’ll also be updating our site throughout the day with full results, race replays and photographs. Continue Reading ›

Records Are Made To Be Broken

Jan 31, 2013
The World Indoor Rowing Championships will be held February 17, 2013 at the CRASH-B Sprints. The spectator-friendly event attracts international talent, and world records are often broken here in the competitive atmosphere. This year, we’ve already seen four world records broken at the 2k distance. Will there be more? Continue Reading ›

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