There is quite a lot of detail below, but if involved in this event, please read.
We need all FIVE large boats on the water, we have 22 prospective members attending. Although the event is published for 11:00. Please can all LCRC memebrs who are planning to support this arrive at 10:30 to get following boats ready and on the beach:-
Many of the prospective rowers are coming along from Emsworth Slipper Sailing Club, the intention is that some of them may join LCRC and row with us on excursions until their own newly ordered Celtic Longboat arrives in August. If we make them feel welcome, many of them may remain as members with us.
With so many people turning up, we need to run a slick operation, I will be inviting the prospective rowers to turn up at staggered times so we don’t have too many visitors standing on the beach while all boats are out rowing.
I have allocated the following people to be principal trainers/coxes for each craft, the idea that we then put experienced rowers from Langstone in seats STROKE and THREE with novices at ONE and TWO. This way, the novices have an experienced oarsman ahead of them. Do not put novices in position THREE. Some people do this, meaning well, but it is very hard for them to look across the boat and follow STROKE.
Gladys – Mark Taylor
Mabel – Frances Taylor
Swaere Deep – Liz W
Langstone Lady – Alan Harding
Sallyport – Chris Murray
Beach Master John D Pearce
Responsible for quickly turning boats round, getting crews in and sending craft off.
Administrator - Colin McPhee
Will hold list of all guest rowers and their scheduled time of arrival. Need to ensure a valid waiver certificate has been completed. (Note, I have sent these out in advance and asked all guests to complete and bring along waiver forms). Please witness sign each waiver form you are given. This should reduce a lot of faff. I will supply Colin with a list of named guests.
Coxes Guidance for New Rowers
Experienced cox of each boat needs to do the following
1. Position experienced rowers at Stroke and Three with new rowers following an oar on their side at one and two.
2. Make sure all have correct feet positions.
3. Technique- encourage to push against foot board, use whole of upper body pivoting about the seat to lean as far forward as possible with arms straight and then catching into body at end of stroke.
4. Timing, - encourage all to keep in time, try to get them to enter and leave water at same time as stroke. Emphasise that not just timing but need to push water with the blade.
5. When manoeuvring off beach, just ask STROKE and THREE, the experienced rowers, to turn the boat.
New rowers who have expressed an interest in turning up are:-
Claire Plimmer and Nic Clouting ESSC
Deborah May & Les May ESSC
Di Ashe ESSC
Iwona Defer ESSC
Sue Hiscock ESSC
Pam Palmer ESSC
Gemma Sharp ESSC
Donna Wood ESSC
Annie Morgan ESSC
Ben Horsnell ESSC
Richard Ayling + 1 ESSC
Charles Ashe ESSC
Richard Munday ESSC
Richard Green ESSC
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