"Winning Head Races"
The One Guide
with sample illustrations. Diagrams concerning navigation, turning, and passing are based on the race course at The Head Of The Charles.
Chapter sequence and page numbering. as shown below, apply to the print edition. The digital edition re-orders the chapters and provides more pages for larger type. The two editions contain the same material.
Page 2. - Racing the Clock - a different mind-set
Page 3. - Pacing - using ATP-CP at the start and in the race. Finishing strong on 'empty';
Page 11. - Boats & Fins - stability, shape, turning, & drag; an easy way to save seconds
Page 21. - Oars & Rigging - adapting for a long hard row
Page 25. - Weight - seconds per pound
Page 27. - Learning the Course - learn or be lost
Page 28. - Mirror - better than looking backwards
Page 30. - Turning - shorter is better...
... but a fast eight needs space to turn
Page 38. - Risk-Reward - good chances & bad ones
Page 42. - Seeding & the Broken Accordion - what to do, when chaos happens
Page 42. - Passing - choosing the best way past
Page 44. - Taking the Inside - when slow can be faster than go, for small boats
... or not, for a fast eight
Page 47. - Being Passed - the right way
.... and the slow way
Page 53. - Avoiding contact - anticipating mistakes
Page 58. - Collisions - getting untangled
Page 65. - Training for Long Distance - balancing aerobic & high intensity exercise; ageing and distance
Page 75. - Race Preparation - a check list
Page 77. - Summing Up - seconds to save
I. Strength Training - does it help? or hurt?
II. Starting with the Mirror - step-by-step how-to for small-boat rowers
III. Stake Turn Technique - the quickest way to turn around
IV. More about Fins - how fins work & a gallery of fin fashions
V. Course Notes - four memorable long distance courses
Armada Cup Wohlensee, Bern
Po River, Turin
Head of the River Tideway, London
Head Of The Charles Charles River, Boston