On-Water Rowing

Better Ways to Carry and Store Oars at Regattas

Nov 12, 2014

At the 2014 Head Of The Charles Regatta, we introduced a simple new oar carrier that holds four sweep oars or two pair of sculls. Made of Baltic Birch Plywood, six carriers can be cut from a single 5’ x 5’ piece. You can access the plans to build your own, or—as of early December—you can purchase carriers directly from Concept2 for $25 each. We'll sell them like “unfinished furniture.” You can finish them in your team colors for easy identification. Continue Reading ›

Happy Anniversary Head Of The Charles

Oct 14, 2014

For the rowing world, the Head Of The Charles Regatta is part racing, part rowing, part reunion, and part festival. For spectators, festival prevails. The time trial format of racing can be hard to understand, as it isn't always clear who is winning; and yet, plenty of spectators come out to celebrate Boston, learn about the sport, and watch over 1200 boats race up the river on a beautiful fall day. We hope you'll join us!

2014 Great 8+ blades in national team colors
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Concept2 at the World Championships

Sep 11, 2014

Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, aka The Kiwi Pair, with the Concept2 Regatta Service Team

A great season of international racing ended this summer at the World Rowing Championships held at the Bosbaan race course in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Concept2 was fortunate to be there to provide service to all athletes using Concept2 oars, and we had a great view of the racing from our trailer. Continue Reading ›

10 Tips for Keeping Oars in Tip-Top Shape

Aug 29, 2014
At races throughout the year, Concept2 CTS provides free Regatta Service for competitors’ oars and sculls. We’re often surprised at the amazingly good condition of older equipment that we see from caring coaches and rowers. Unfortunately, we’re equally astonished at how quickly newer equipment can be damaged by carelessness. As the fall season approaches, here are 10 tips to help make your oars and sculls last: Continue Reading ›

Get Your Feet Wet!

Jun 03, 2014

Picture this: You’re gliding across a smooth lake listening to the rhythmic splash, splash of your oars as they catch and release the water. With every stroke your boat is propelled forward, slicing through the water in a powerful, yet graceful dance of body and boat. This could be you! Continue Reading ›

Try Rowing on the Water!

May 06, 2014

The indoor rower offers a terrific workout that doesn’t require a lake or good weather—and there’s no danger of getting wet, other than with sweat! But rowing on the water is an experience worth trying.

Here are a few ways to get yourself off your rowing machine and into a rowing shell. Continue Reading ›

Northern Exposure

Feb 04, 2014
Bob Beeman presenting the Pitch Check
Concept2 recently attended the Rowing Canada Conference in London, Ontario, where the topic of subzero temperatures was as much a part of the daily conversation as rowing. Despite the weather, the event was well attended and proved to be a great opportunity for Concept2 to connect with coaches and athletes from all over North America. Continue Reading ›

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