Here is where I intend to publish my modeling of the mechanics of rowing.

Most of what I will publish here is based on a few sources on the web.

- Physics of Rowing for the basic equations
- Bill Atkinson’s page on modeling the rowing stroke
- A MatLab model by Marinus van Holst
- Rowing Biomechanics Newsletter by Dr. Valery Kleshnev

Nothing new here, so please move on to one of those links now for some interesting reading.

What I have done is:

- Created a Phyton/NumPy model based on the equations by Marinus van Holst
- Slightly improved Marinus’ model
- Generate a lot of numerical results
- Use the model to calculate rower power for rowing world records in various boats and weight categories, and compare these number with available data

Why do I publish this if it’s nothing new? Basically I hope to get some reactions, especially hoping to improve the model, perhaps discover a few discrepancies. Find some people who are also interested in the physics of rowing.

I intend to use this blog to describe my model and the results. I have a family, a job and also spend a lot of time doing the actual rowing, so be patient. It will take time.

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Marnus van HolstDear Sander,

That looks promissing. Nice website design. I am looking foreward to the contents. Succes.

Marinus.

sanderroosendaalPost authorThanks. As I said, slowly but surely I will fill this space with the content.

Regarding the design, it is a standard one offered by WordPress. The photo on the top of the page is from one of my races this season. Primatorky in Prague (I live in the Czech Republic). I am one of the fellows in that eight. We won the veterans A category.

Bill AtkinsonSander:

Thank you for including my site in your references.

I will follow your progress with interest.

Best regards,

Bill