TOC  

Acknowledgements     1
Foreword   5  
Introduction   7  
1. Safety     9
    Priority Knowledge 9
    Traffic Hazards 9
    Weather 11
    Swamping or Flipping a Shell 11
    Man Overboard 11
    The Dock 12
2. (Crew) Seasons Turn, Turn, Turn     13
    Fall 13
    Winter 14
    Spring 16
    Summer 18
3. Tools of the Trade     21
    Soft-wear 21
    Hardware 22
    Electronics and Voice 22
    Coxswains and Weight 25
4. It's All in the Attitude     27
    The Coxswains' Outlook & Psychology 27
    Gaining Respect 28
    Talking to the Crew: Pulling it Together 28
    Giving Commands 29
    Counting 30
    Advanced Tip: Rhythm Speak 31
5. Sitting In the Coxswain's Seat     35
    The Three G's 35
    Steering 37
    Handling Wakes 41
    Stopping and Turning 41
    Backing 46
    Landing the Shell 46
    Advanced Tip: Landing with Wind and Current 46
5. Technical Handyman     53
    Advanced Tip: Puddles 55
6. Practice Makes Perfect     57
    Communication and Steering 57
    Warm-ups 57
    Workouts 59
    Seat Racing 60
    Calling Practice Pieces & Races 61
7. A Racing We Will Go     65
    Before You Leave 65
    Race Day 65
    The Race Plan 66
    The Starting Line 68
    Attention. . . . Go! 71
    The Start & Race 71
    After the Race 73
8. Head Racing     75
9. Glossary     81
Appendix A: The Coxswain Recording System     89
    Materials 89
    Construction and Use 89
Appendix B: Examples of Commands     91
    How to Get a Boat Moving 91
Appendix C: Hierarchies, Check Lists, & Outlines     93
    Novice Learning Hierarchy 93
    The "Ready?" Checklist 94
    Regatta Outline 95
Appendix D: Drills     97
    Rowing Blades Square 97
    Outside or Inside Hand Only 97
    Release-the-Catch 97
    Pause Drills 98
    Cut-the-Cake 98
    Position Drill 99
    Stand-up Sit-down Drill 100
    TopQuarter Drill 100
    Add In Drill 100
    One-Stroke-Ready-Stroke 101
Appendix E: Rowing Technique     103
Appendix F: Rigging     107
Appendix G: Other Useful Info     111
About the Author     115
    The End