Sign up for the
3-Day Racing Starts Challenge
Starts May 18th, 2021, at 6pm EDT

If you are ready to take your rowing to the next level in 2021, sign up for this three-day event with Marlene and Rebecca Caroe.
  • Turn your racing starts into a confident part of your regatta performance
  • Take your mental approach to racing starts from a “meh” to a “hell yeah!”
  • Learn how to teach these racing starts to your athletes so they deliver successful starts every single race

Special guests

Join your hosts Rebecca and Marlene, along with the following special guests:
  • Lesleh Wright: Olympic coxswain 1980 & 1984, Cofounder, Athletic Director, and Chief Coxswain at Chinook Performance Racing, Canadian National Team coxswain and Olympian 1977-1985. Owner of SteeringUwright rowing camps and clinics.
  • Adam Kreek: Olympic 8+ 2004 & 2008, Ambassador Coach at Oar Board, and Executive Business Coach.
  • Alix James: Masters athlete, CEO of Nielsen-Kellerman, seven years of collegiate rowing (Yale) and club rowing, 15 years of masters rowing with Vesper. Lots of experience "coxing" starts as the bow person in doubles and quads, as well as doing them herself.

How it works

  • This event runs for three consecutive days, 6:00-7:00 pm EDT
    • Day 1: Log in and learn. Then practice with your crew, in your boat, or on your erg.
    • Day 2: Log in and learn more. Practice.
    • Day 3: Log in for the final day to learn the finesse you need to perfect your racing starts.
  • Don't worry if you can't make all three events. We are recording every session.

Marlene’s dates at Craftsbury

Marlene will be on the coaching staff for the following sculling camps, barring unforeseen circumstances:
  • September 19-24 (Week)
  • September 24-26 (Weekend)
  • September 26 - October 01 (Week)
More information:
Registration info
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Looking for a spring tune up?

If you would like to start the season right, consider a live video lesson with Marlene. Send her a short video of you rowing, then she will set up a one-hour meeting with you over Zoom. On the call, Marlene will go over the video with you, discussing any issues or questions you might have, including such things as technical points to focus on or ideas for practice. Afterwards, Marlene sends you the recording!

One hour video lessons start at $75. Email Marlene to get started!

Articles by Marlene

  • Repeat After Me, how repetition training can improve your stroke mechanics at race pace.
  • The Open Oarlock Drill, a self-regulating exercise that demonstrates the value of keeping your weight into the rigger, amongst other things.
    • In the words of Roylerow athlete, Joanne Haas, "Not sure if this was your intent, but I found the Rowing column a light but quite instructional read. Want to find out something... fast? Unlock. I also appreciated the line about scullers waiting until summer...". Well said, Joanne!
  • The Stationary Stability Drill for Rowers (updated link)

Join Marlene and Rebecca on Faster Masters Rowing Radio

The Faster Masters Rowing Radio podcast is produced weekly. It's livestreamed to Facebook and YouTube, and also distributed in audio format to podcast apps via RowingChat.

In the podcast, Marlene and Rebecca discuss topics of interest to masters rowers, such as rowing in rough waterbalancing a single scull, and feathering correctly. They also take listener questions live and showcase what's in the Faster Masters training program that month. 

To listen to previous episodes, find links to the YouTube and SoundCloud recordings on the RowingChat website, along with timestamps and related links.

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