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!
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 ›
We'd like you to meet Darlene Brennan. You may recognize that name if you have done any Concept2 team challenges, because quite often, she is at the top of the challenge standings board, rowing for the ANCIENTS team. Since 2008, she has taken part in eighteen team challenges where she ranked #1 on the individual standings eight times. In four of the eighteen challenges, she easily completed more than one million meters and in eight, she completed more than two million meters. She also recently set 2 new world records recently for lightweight 70-79 women—one for rowing a million meters in thirteen days and the other for rowing 100,000 meters in just under 12 hours. How does she do it and what's her secret? Darlene visited Concept2 recently and shared a little of her story. Continue Reading ›
Chris Richard has been part of Concept2’s Oar Production team since 2005. “I’ve always liked thinking spatially and mathematically,” Chris says. This interest led him to a high school internship right here in the Concept2 Research and Development Department in 1999, and then on to the Army where he received extensive technical training while working with missile systems. Continue Reading ›
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:
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Concept2 CTS has recently returned from the 2014 CrossFit Games in Carson, California, July 25–27. As usual, the event was a display of athleticism, fitness and hard core determination—all under the blazing California sun. Continue Reading ›
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