Kia ora koutou
Another update on happenings in October-Nov and with highlights from 2023.
New Rowing Simulator
Our Club Captain Jono Debbage found this machine listed locally. The erg is in excellent condition and originally cost more than 4 x concept 2 ergs, or about 12k. The committee approved the purchase for $1500.
Click these links to read about the erg and see a video of it in action. The benefits of this rowing simulator are:
– for sculling, the handles move in an arc as they do on the boat. Linear or straight-pull ergs like the concept 2 can create bad habits
– similarly for sweep, longer handles can be inserted and allow rowers to practice sweep rowing, with the arc, on both sides.
With the concept 2 ergs, the sliders, converted (old) shells and now this rowing simulator, our club is extremely well set up to teach the correct rowing patterns on land.
And with coastal boats, and a stable training single in addition to multiple rowing skiffs, we provide great platforms to then learn on the water.