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Ready, Row! USA #21: Masters & More – Ham & Egger!

 In Ready Row USA

Welcome to another exciting episode of Ready, Row! USA, as we continue regular broadcasts featuring the best of rowing news, gadgets & gear from clubs,companies, and rowers across the country. Ready, Row! USA is part of the international RowingChat network. You can subscribe to receive notifications of upcoming shows, send in news tips, and join our community on this website and on our YouTube channel.

After our brief holiday break, we’re focusing on a fun mish-mash of the “ham & eggs” of rowing – boat naming, masters coxswain care & feeding, in-boat water bottles, seat racing, air travel to regattas, oar grips, developments at US Rowing; a Canadian study on Masters athletes. It’s a lively discussion!

Remember to submit your favorite Gadgets, Gear & Hacks and your Club News and let us know if you’d like to come on the show and showcase your rowing club. No club is too small, too new, or too old!

The producer and host of Ready, Row! USA is Charlotte Pierce; our regular correspondents are Mark Wilson and Tara Morgan; and our executive producer is Rebecca Caroe of Rowing.Chat.

TODAY’S TOPICS:

  • Sorry, lightweight rowers! US Rowing has eliminated the Lightweight category. Here’s a Miami Herald article on the development.
  • NE/MA Masters Regionals Cancellation: Due to low registration numbers, US Rowing cancelled the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Masters Regional Championships in Lowell, MA. US Rowing pledged to “continue offering masters racing opportunities to the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region in the future.” Did they do enough to promote the event? Masters in the region can let US Rowing know your thoughts by emailing members@usrowing.org.
  • Rowing in Nepal: We’ve started a WhatsApp discussion group for those interested in helping start up of the potentially spectacular sport of rowing in Nepal. International “rowing tourist” interest will be critical, so please join and contribute your ideas & energy!
  • Masters Rowing Survey: A team of Canadian researchers is invites Masters athletes to participate in a new study aimed at understanding the role of athletic identity in Masters athletes. Info here and at coachingmastersathletes.com. Or contact Derrik Motz via email at d.motz@uleth.ca, or call +1-403-332-5207.

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