Rebecca Caroe is a masters rower and a rowing coach currently working with adult beginners.
She learnt to row at Pembroke College, Cambridge when accosted by a coxswain who said “You’re tall – you should try rowing“. And so she did. And has been enjoying the sport ever since.
Rebecca has coached athletes from age 10 to over 70 years old and enjoys the challenge of helping athletes understand how a boat moves and ways to make it go faster. She started the Rowperfect rowing blog in 2007 and wrote most of the articles until 2018.
BBC news invited Rebecca into their studio as the “Studio Expert” during the London Olympic Games to commentate on the rowing finals. She gives her services for commentary to local regattas in New Zealand and was part of the Regatta Radio commentary team at Henley Royal Regatta for many years.
She rows at North Shore Rowing Club in Auckland, New Zealand where she practices with a growing group of masters rowers – they love having guests so please visit if you are in town.