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Head of the Charles

Head of the Charles is one of the most exciting and chaotic races of the fall. It is the largest two-day race in the world, and can be one of the most fun to cox. The shores are packed with fans, the fall trees are turning colors, and the racing is competitive! With over 2,000 […]

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Observations about coastal rowing – Day 3 and 4.

Day 3 and 4 in the books. A couple last practice sessions, more crazy weather, and racing started. Coastal continues to grow on me. Its wild. It’s totally different than flat-water rowing. The race starts on the beach. Everyone is standing on the beach. Racers, coaches, teammates, family, friends. 12-20 boats wide. It is awesome. […]

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Observations about Coastal rowing – Day 2.

Day 2 – October 5, 2022 This morning’s theme was rain. It rained straight down. It misted. It poured. And then this afternoon, the wind blew. You may or may not know the Huppi’s. Hannah and John are two of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet, and basically a coastal rowing power […]

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Observations about coastal rowing – Day 1.

Day 1 – Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. I’ll be honest. Im not sure if this is day 1 or day 2, but I am calling it day 1. Flight from Chicago to London, 4 hour drive in a van that was way too big for the roads in Wales and some rain. In the last […]

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Coxing A Head Race

In the fall, races are generally time trials, which are longer races where each boat starts one after the other. The boat with the fastest time on the course wins the race, regardless of what order they started in. These races, called “head races,” are fun and exciting, and require a different type of a […]

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Fall Steering – A Coxswain’s Season

Fall is a great season to hone your skills and make an impact on your boat as a coxswain. Whether it’s nailing your line down a straightaway, or taking a sharp and tight turn during a practice or head race, your steering can make or break the piece. In this post, there will be tips […]

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Boat trailering insurance

This one is important. Very Important.   We apologize in advance for the long post, but it’s worth the read. No one wants to think this will happen.  No one wants it to happen.  We fix boats every day and it still scares the $*** out of us when we hear that people have had a […]

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Coaching for the future to find success in the present.

Rowers are extremely competitive people. Every rowing team starts out each season wanting to win every race.  However, if the focus is purely on results, your season can unravel pretty quickly.  To be successful with consistency, especially at the junior level, winning has to be a byproduct of what you do and not the only […]

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Boat Strap Math

WARNING:  This article contains high school level algebra. We have a pretty simple philosophy on boat straps and this article will break it down for you into two simple sections. The Math – Trailer and Strap Math and Budgeting Our Conclusions – THE MATH – Trailer and Strap Math and Budgeting. Let’s start by figuring […]

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