October 09, 2016


When Steve Walker, founder of Sculling Academy, and author of How to Win - The Sports Competitors Guide to Success, was at the World Rowing Masters Regatta, where he won two gold medals, he noticed that an awful lot of crews were making a fundamental, novice error! Watch and learn about Racecraft.

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Posted by Stephen Walker at 08:05 PM

October 06, 2016

Return journey from World Masters Regatta

Founder of Sculling Academy, Steve Walker, and his two training partners, Diane Moore and Janet Vorberg, won Masters G1x, Women's D2x and Mixed F2x at the World Masters in Copenhagen.

Steve had towed the trailer, with 19 boats on it packed like sardines in a can, from Chester in England across the Pennines to Hull then caught the P&O overnight ferry to Rotterdam, driven to Lübeck and the next day caught another ferry from Puttgarden to Rødby and thence to Copenhagen.

This is the video of the return journey via Ratzeburg, the most exciting parts being associated with ferries!

The 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta is to be held at the beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia, just the other side of Austria. Hotel already booked!

The standard of rowing and sculling at the World Masters is the best you can find with many former internationals participating. This year I watched the German 3x Olympic Champion, Thomas Lange racing and he and his doubles partner were narrowly beaten.

But there is room for everybody who wants to compete. "Many members and non-members of Sculling Academy came up to me to thank me for encouraging them to participate. One had really only started sculling this summer and was delighted to finish 6th out of 8 in his race."

So don't prevaricate. Get yourself in a boat and start your journey with the intention of going to Bled next September.

Posted by Stephen Walker at 01:31 PM