017 | Head Racing: Chute to Finish Line
Show Notes

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Timestamps:

  • 00:23 Intro

  • 01:10 Last minute things to do just before heading into the chute 

  • 03:02 What is the chute and key goals while in the chute?

  • 04:00 Challenges in the chute and some ways we manage them

  • 11:10 How Sally approaches the start line

  • 12:40 Breana’s approach to the start line

  • 13:54 Anne’s approach to the start line

  • 14:20 Strategies for what happens after going over the start line

  • 17:58 Planning and executing positioning and the best course

  • 18:33 The impact of a boat’s wake – that ‘dirty water’

  • 20:04 Passing and being passed

  • 25:13 What happens if a boat won’t yield?

  • 27:12 ‘Stuff happens’ – talking about crashes

  • 32:24 Dealing with being passed

  • 34:46 Head races are long – and sometimes there is no passing – you’re out there alone 

  • 41:35 Turns (more details in a future episode)

  • 43:18 Buoys and buoy lines

  • 45:43 Watch out for potential oncoming traffic from boats in the travel lane

  • 48:14 The sprint and going over the finish line

  • 50:45 Quick Pick – 30 Days to Head of the Charles

  • 51.36 Shout Out – really great regatta packets 

  • 52:32 Closing