Volker Nolte

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A veteran of international rowing and high performance sport, Volker Nolte is recently retired and now has time for even more rowing. He has coached for Canada and competed for Germany in his past. Mostly he’s known for editing two books – Rowing Faster and Rowing Faster 2nd Edition. Both are on Amazon
Rowing Faster (2004) https://amzn.to/2v89iTY
Rowing Faster 2nd Edition (2011) https://amzn.to/2ui2SB8

Timestamps to the show
0:00 Prygyl Rowing Camps https://rowing.chat/sponsor/prygl-rowing-camps/ Many masters do not get regular coaching. Learn to row faster at the Prygl Rowing Camp. These camps offer:
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02:45 Why I wanted to row at Karapiro in New Zealand
04:00 Background in rowing. Rowing is probably one of the best things that happened to me.
07:50 The perfect rowing shed
10:00 The Sliding Rigger development – my PhD thesis. I was interested in the most efficient rowing stroke
17:00 Klaus Filter in the Cold War was told by his superiors that he had to make a sliding rigger boat.
22:00 Why does a sliding rigger make the boat go faster?
Video of Ibarra and Svensson in sliding rigger singles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJNG-yh99c
Video of sliding riggers in 1982 World Championships https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faTbr6CZ5SY
24:00 We don’t row with sliding riggers today? It’s not more expensive
28:00 Rowing and the Olympics
34:00 The future of rowing – coastal as another possibility. Le Mans style start
37:00 The way changes are made in racing is sad for me. The loss of lightweight rowing. There’s a a clear campaign to get rowing out of the Olympics
39:00 FISA Technical Commission don’t want more electronics in the boat.
49:40 My rowing bucket list
53:00 Rowing Faster books – Ed McNeely of Human Kinetics developed the concept for the books. The second book includes personal stories as well as good science.

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