The plan for camp…..

A pair out for a row on the Chester River

For this summer’s camp, one of the things that we mention on the website is that experienced rowers are going to spend time in small boats.  We’ve noticed that most camps out there row mostly 8′s, and we’d like to do something different.  Rowing in a pair (where each rower has one oar) forces the rowers to be very technical.  They can’t just hammer on the oar like they sometimes can in an 8.

Rowing in small boats gives a rower a greater feel for the boat.  The small adjustments they make are noticeable immediately, and when they get back into a bigger boat they will feel much more comfortable.

Also, the more you row different boats, the better and more experienced you’ll be.  The more skills you have, the more you’ll be able to contribute to your teams.

We’ll probably spend some time in 8′s at camp, depending on the weather and the drills that we want to work on, but we think we can get a lot of great work done in the pairs.

We won’t put guys who have never rowed before in a tippy boat.  We’ll put them in a more stable boat so that they can learn to row the right way.

Space is still available!!

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