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.
The J15 season is a crucial one in the development of junior athletes, as the first in sweep boats for most, and the first year experiencing proper junior racing. With some fierce competition showing at the end of last year, and with less seasoned crews getting more experience under their belts, the 2019 season is shaping up to be a year of fiesty duels on the water between the country’s top rowing schools and clubs.
A quick run through the J16 events at Brit Champs this weekend.