[CUCBC Coxes] Coxing the Tideway Racing Line - Monday 6th March
robert at cucbc.org
Fri Mar 3 12:35:29 GMT 2017
Dear college coxes and captains,
A brief reminder of the talk on Monday at 7:30pm. It should be very useful
to anyone planning to race the Tideway Heads in a few weeks.
I can (finally - sorry!) confirm that the talk will take place in Emmanuel
college in the Queens Building Lecture Theatre. It is signposted from the
Emma plodge, but I'll also be hanging around from 7:20 or so to guide
anyone lost-looking. Just keep an eye out for the scruffy looking one with
long hair and a coxing jacket...
Best of luck in the last few days of racing.
On 24 February 2017 at 19:15, Robert Nimmo <robert at cucbc.org> wrote:
> Dear college coxes,
> While I know most of you are obsessively focussed on Lents, and will
> remain so for at least the next week, a number of you will be entering
> either WEHoRR on the 11th of March or ManHORR on the 25th.
> Ro Thompson has very kindly agreed to give a talk to any competing college
> cox to discuss the racing line for these races on Monday the 6th at
> 7:30pm*. Ro has been coxing for 13 years, including three years training
> on the Tideway with Vesta Rowing Club based in Putney. She has four Tideway
> pennants, three from WeHORR and one from HORR. Whilst as Vesta she coxed
> the top womens crew to 3rd and 4th place in WeHORR and raced twice in the
> elite womens 8s event at Henley Royal Regatta. She is a Level 2 British
> Rowing coach and until retiring in 2015 was the M1 cox at Cantabs Rowing
> Club, winning two headships. Outside of the UK she has raced at Ghent
> Regatta, Basel Head and twice at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston,
> For those who have yet to experience Tideway, the complexities cannot be
> compared with the Cam**. The difference between a good and bad racing line
> can be measured in 10s of seconds, while even a few seconds margin can cost
> you upwards of 25 places in the finish order. On a purely personal note,
> I've gained enormously from hearing Ro speak in the past both in terms of
> Tideway results, but also in terms of feeling confident navigating on a
> river which is much busier and more dangerous than the Cam.
> I would very strongly urge any of you planning to compete in WEHoRR or
> ManHORR this year to pop this in your diary, to be remembered after the
> haze of BCD fades.
> All the best for next week,
> * The observant amongst you will note I haven't said where... This will be
> confirmed shortly, but will be a lecture room in a college somewhere near
> the centre.
> ** Yes fine, oh pedants of the coxing mailing list. They can be compared,
> but only in terms of 'one is much bigger than the other!'
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