New photo of today’s weather!! Remember crew and coach safety.
If the tow paths are icy- you might be better off without your coach- better not to break them!!
Winter outings need to have a different focus- ie keeping warm over technical fixes.
Technical exercises need to be short duration and the minimum amount of time spent static. Warm up with ergs first, stretch and then boat quickly. Hypothermia is a serious condition and can start very quickly. Read the British Rowing articles about detecting hypothermia and how to treat it. Wear multiple layers, hats and pogies. Coaches please remind juniors to wear appropriate gear.
Take the wind chill factor into account and also consider your cox- who is not getting warm at any point of the outing.
Better to have a short and sharp outing and be aware that poor visibility created by snow actively falling is the same as fog to your cox- they can’t see!!
Happy warm winter rowing!!!
Thanks to Peter T for great photo of Clare BC hard.
A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by Champs Ladies Scullers in the sunshine and strong cross-winds at Holme Pierrepoint.
The Mistral 2x of Louise Affleck and Trish Reed won a silver medal in the Novice C race battling with Twickenham RC who just beat them and leaving the rest far behind.
The Quadling 4x- of Louise Affleck, Charlotte Allen, Dawn Birch, Trish Reed (Novice B) had a very close race against younger crews without a head start, coming third in the Novice A race.
Many thanks to Brian Ellis for all his hours spent cycling up and down the towpath coaching us
Provisional results from Division 1: div1 times.xlsx
Provisional results from Division 2: div2times.xlsx
This year, the Champs Eights Head will take place on Saturday 17th May 2014.
Download the event poster or for more details and to enter, go the the Champs Eights Head page.
Photos from Divisions 1 & 2 of the junior sculling head are now available online at no charge from the following web site: