029 | Steering: Fundamentals

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Timestamps:

  • 00:23  Intro

  • 00:44  Why is steering such an important skill for coxswains?

  • 01:51  Steering a rowing shell: Anne’s analogy

  • 04:23  How did Breana learn how to steer?

  • 05:06  Anatomy of a rowing shell's steering mechanism

  • 07:26  How to hold the steering cables

  • 09:11  Dealing with the blind spot in a sternloader

  • 12:28  The boat takes time to start/stop turning

  • 15:48  Why do coxswains need to steer?

  • 17:04  Steering a line

  • 18:30  Steering side-by-side with another boat

  • 19:44  Other factors that affect steering: wind, boat speed

  • 21:32  Common misconception: "steer as little as possible"

  • 26:35  What does it mean to "get a point"?

  • 29:14  When should you use the rudder vs. rower maneuvers?

  • 33:12  Common misconception: "steer only on the drive"

  • 36:07  Common misconception: "tell the towers when you're steering"

  • 39:12  Episode recap

  • 41:01  Quick pick: Coaching the Cox blog/book

  • 42:17  Shout out: to the people who supported us through our steering trajectories

  • 42:42  Closing