CHaOS Analysis Tool

Disappointed by @nk_rowing and overwhelmed by @rowsandall we programmed our own analysis tool. Upload #speedcoach FIT file and analyze #strokerate, #heartrate and #splits in one chart and see on map where you rowed it.

Use the sliders to select the part of the outing you want to analyze – see average splits, strokerate, and heartrate all in one chart.

The #chaosanalysis is part of our #chaossignup (no, not #icrew). CHaOS tools for competitive small #rowingclubs who want the basics - the way they need it.

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Mastered the gravel challenge: 7.5 tons in 84 Minutes

7.5 tons of gravel

The last part of Jason’s oar rack project was to “get rid of the mud” - his sense of perfection was just hurt by the muddy feet on rainy days.

The solution: drainage ditch and a solid layer of gravel - also on Tim’s rigging spot.

It took 15 of our members 84 minutes to finish drainage and spread the 7.5 tons of gravel.

Then we had plenty time to socialize, eat cheese and chocolate and drink coffee. And we never felt cold.

Thank you everybody for showing up in such large numbers. Good to see you after such a long time, Amelia.

Jason achieved his goal! Congratulations!!!

Happy Jason

Happy Jason

We received this:


Hey Chaos! Thanks for all of the support and the virtual cheering...

I met my goal of getting my 2k below 7 min. Ken deserves the credit for putting a plan together that helped me to drop my time in the last 2 months. He's been an incredible coach!!!

My target pace was 1:42.5, actual was 1:42.1

All good, I followed the plan and made the goal: 6:48.3 (faster than he was in college)

Enjoy your weekend!



And saw this:

Only the Canadians beat our Jason G. Training Team

Second out of 54 small clubs, 70th out of all 140 clubs

When Jason asked us in December who would be interested in participating in the Concept2 January Virtual Team Challenge, we had now clue what his real motivation was.

Turns out he is the only one brave enough to compete in tomorrow’s Alexandria Erg Sprints. The other 4 just served as his virtual rabbits.

We are proud of him and wish him good luck in executing his race plan (brain-confidence-anger) and reaching his goal (matching the time he rowed when 18 years old).

The rest of us are just happy that we put CHaOS on the leader board, 2nd only to the famous Canadians from Victoria (it is all in the name).

After the Holiday Challenge (200k) and the January Challenge (another 200K) it is time to put the erg away and focus on long miles on the water (to eliminate the terrible erg catches and perfect the smooth water catches).

Good luck Jason!

CHaOS? Queep?

Turns out this is a “Queep”

Turns out this is a “Queep”

Over the years we had 2 reactions to the name CHaOS for our rowing club: Those who see the humor in it and those who think it is the club program. It seems that the good, experienced rowers see the humor, appreciate our intention and embrace the CHaOS.

However, when we received the the below invitation, we first did not know in which of the two categories associating CHaOS with the the term “queep” falls.

Turns out it has nothing to do with the farting meanings in the urban dictionary but rather refers to our logo having sweep rowers and scullers in the same 4 person boat .

Thank you Kate for teaching us something new about ourselves!!!

And yes, we have winter training on the erg such as the January Club Challenge but prefer to row on water.

Hullo CHaOS!

I know I’ve seen you at SE Regionals! When I realized your logo was a queep, it tickled my random-rowing-knowledge fancy!

In a few weeks, we will be hosting Belmont Rowing Center's first annual Hammerfest indoor race! Last year's inaugural event was a great success, so we're only going up from there! This year, Hammerfest is on 2/23 and we'd love to have you attend! You can find out more information about the event in a few different ways:


Belmont Rowing Center's Website:


I didn't see any information about any winter indoor training (I’m guessing your Saturday/Sunday morning rows are on the water…?), but we currently have a couple unaffiliated registered competitors from the Triangle. So I'm reaching out in case any of you would like to set some times down. We have 500s, 1k, and 2k events in addition to coxswain and learn to erg events (we try to be inclusive of everyone as well).

We have a few youth (and hopefully some returning collegiate again) teams that will be attending, however last year we had a retinue of masters all the way up into their 70s racing.

If you have any questions about the event, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

- Kate

Please try to attend!

The first guests of 2019

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Today, Tamara and Will braved the freezing temperaturesand rowed with us on an almost perfect lake.

Turns out they saw us (and the uniforms) at FISA Worlds and wanted to come and row with us. Naming our club CHaOS wasn’t so stupid after all.

After the outing they sent us the following note:


It was such a pleasure and we are so grateful to have rowed. Even better, was the opportunity to meet a group of fellow rowing enthusiasts. Please extend an offer to any of your athletes who should happen to visit Upstate NY (Finger Lakes) or the Ontario Canada or Muskoka Region of Canada. We would love to host/row! Door is always open!

Until we meet again,

Tamara and Will

You are welcome back, anytime.

We really enjoy to row with guests! Please come and see us!

New Year and 3 times Three Kings: Real rowers re-claim flooded Jordan Lake

Having to choose between the erg (January club challenge) and wet feet to row on a perfectly flat Jordan Lake, our members’ choice is ROWING.

New Year’s row 1x and 4x was followed by Champagne and Swiss chocolate (after exercise snack of champions).

The Three Kings day row was attended by 9 members, 1x and two 4x working at the Dick Tonks/ Ian Wright drill (80% of guaranteed winning time at stroke rate 20 for miles, and miles, and miles (12K in total).

Thank you Jason for getting the UNC dock in place so that the other 8 kings could dry-launch! Glad that Felix’s toes were just squeezed and not chopped off - must be hes lucky year.

Spotted the first bass fishing boat of the year - I guess we lost our exclusive on the lake. I was wonderful while it lasted!