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Performance Rigging: The Zen of Leverage, Load and Rowing


Think you may be leaving boat speed in the boathouse because you don’t have the right rigging numbers for your crew? Feel like there is more than you can get out of your equipment but haven't yet? 

Come join rigging expert Dr. Mike Davenport and take a deep-dive into these topics and more in an intensive, one day hands-on rigging and rowing equipment clinic. This rigging clinic is perfect for coaches who want an easier life and rowing athletes who want to stack the speed cards in their favor.

In this clinic, limited to only 20 participants, you can expect to learn:

  1. The core component of effective rigging, including the Pyramid of Boat Speed and Performance
  2. Why focusing on “leverage” and “load” will make you faster
  3. The impact of rigger, oar, foot stretcher, blade size and oarlock on the rower
  4. How to correctly measure and adjustment your equipment for correct load
  5. How and where you can find rigging numbers for your situation
  6. Why outside forces (such as weather) impact the load and what you can do

Come ready to learn by doing as this clinic will use the format of “teach, do, feedback.” Blending discussion of effective ways to measure and adjust equipment, with hands on activities, you’ll have the chance to get in touch with your rigging and the equipment and what you learn will stick, thanks to direct feedback from rigging expert Mike Davenport.

Take your rigging and your team to the next level and join us...

Sunday, November 19th from 8AM-4PM


Register Today!


 Register before 10/20/17 for $125 and after for $150 (includes lunch) 

Questions? E-mail us at

Performance Rigging is presented by rigging expert Dr. Mike Davenport in conjunction with the Institute for Rowing Leadership at Community Rowing, Inc. Mike has been coaching rowing for 36 years, was boatman for the 1992-1995 U.S. World Championship teams as well as for the 1996 Olympic Team, created MaxRigging, and has authored numerous books on rowing and coaching and is a regular speaker at coaching conferences, workshops, and conventions.

Previous workshops have included:

  • June 2017: Based on the belief that Leadership + Culture = Success, the one day Leadership workshop with Jen Baker for collegiate head and assistant coaches focused specifically on coaches learning about themselves as a leader and leveraging their leadership philosophies into creating a leadership development paradigm for athletes.