On-Water Rowing

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 ›

Winter Oar Chores

Jan 17, 2014

It's hard to believe that the fall racing season is over and that most teams are gearing up for another exciting spring sprint season. College teams are getting together for preseason training, and those in the colder climates are most likely heading south to find rowable water and warmer temperatures. Winter camps for Masters are also popular as rowers of all ages, and abilities gear up for the coming season.

Regardless of whether or not you are a college team with several sets of sweep oars, or a single sculler with only one pair of blades, this is the time of year you can do some general maintenance on your oars to make sure they are in proper working order for spring. You will be ready for that first sunny gorgeous day of rowing! Continue Reading ›

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