What an exciting week so far – both the IRA Rowing Championship and NCAA Rowing Championship invitees were announced, which means there are a lot of really happy and really unhappy rowers out there. (Hopefully you’re one of the happy ones.) In case you missed the Selection Show, the invited teams are: Brown, California, Cornell, [...]
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Pretty much every rowing college had a make-or-break weekend this past May 11-13 with crews lining up for ten different regional championships. Twitter has become a lifeline for college rowing coaches and fans – with teams, regatta organizers, and row2k tweeting results in practically real-time, there’s no need to wait until Monday morning to see [...]
We have no idea what the actual percentage is, but our gut is that the majority of people buying rowing shells are either first time buyers, non-rowers (think: parents/equipment board members), or part-time rowing coaches who don’t have the luxury of buying lots of brand new equipment each year. Whether you’re a seasoned buyer or [...]
Another San Diego Crew Classic is in the books, and the opportunity to race against other conference crews (and the resulting polls shuffle) proves that it’s a race that many varsity rowing programs take seriously. Both the UCLA women and Navy men saw the biggest jumps in their respective rankings after their varsity 8′s turned [...]
Last weekend the Oregon State University Men’s and Women’s Rowing Teams hosted a few hundred people for their Annual Spring Racing Season Kick Off-Dinner. We were honored to be part of the event – the christening of a brand new Men’s Hypercarbon V8 was a highlight of the evening. It was named after OSU alumnus [...]
The Pocock V8, K4, K2 and K1 all utilize wing riggers to increase stiffness and shell life. If you opt for the Hypercarbon version of these boats, you’ll have the option of either carbon fiber or aluminum riggers. If you haven’t had a chance, check out our recent glossary chapter about rowing riggers. We explain [...]
We’ve been working on a little project here at Pocock Racing Shells, and we’re really excited to finally make a formal announcement. But first, a little background… The vast majority of first-year coaches are hot off their own rowing career, where they worried about getting fitter, rowing better, and keeping their grades up. While many [...]
We’re now an Official Supplier of BAT Logic footplates and shims, and they can be added to any new boat. You can also purchase individual BAT parts directly from Pocock Racing Shells – see our Parts page for ordering. The footplates and shoes are interchangeable with our rowing shoes and fit on our footboards, so you [...]
The office will be closed Thursday, December 22nd through Sunday, January 1st for the holidays. Parts orders placed over the holiday break will be filled and shipped when we open again on Monday. Thanks to our friends and customers for a fantastic 2011. We hope you are spending the holidays with family and friends, and [...]
Check out the photo album from our 100-Year Anniversary Party. Thanks to all the rowers, coaches, and friends who helped us celebrate!