Wallingford Head is 4,500m of winter 'fun racing' that takes part on the Oxfordshire stretch of Wallingford RC, Oxford Uni and Oxford Brookes Uni. The race is completed upstream, against the flow of the water. This is the article that you will need to get you and your crew down the course safely and in the fastest way possible.
At Pairs Head we released an article on the basics on steering the Tideway. As Fours Head comes around, we have written a more detailed version with more tips and tricks for both novice and more experienced coxes. Our final part will be released in the lead up to the HORR, WEHORR and SHORR. Whether you're a steersman or a cox, the Tideway is fiendishly difficult to navigate. Keeping the racing line is crucial and one does not want to crash into another boat, bridge or buoy. This article goes further in-depth than the previous one, however it will contain all of the basic information. This article will also inform you of all the racing rules (e.g. overtaking). A final...
Whether you're a steersman or a cox, the Tideway is fiendishly difficult to navigate. Keeping the racing line is crucial and one does not want to crash into another boat, bridge or buoy. This post is a beginner’s guide to the Tideway and is an essential read for those that wish to improve their time in their race.
Part two of our guide for younger and novices coxes pre National Schools Regatta!
On the 25th May over 5000 rowers and coxes will come together to compete at National Schools Regatta held over 2000m on the Olympic rowing lake at Eton Dorney. It's time to brush up on some skills!