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To turn left:  Pull rudder forwards with left hand  Bow take a stroke  Bow and 3 take a stroke (if bigger turn needed)  Stroke back it down (if no space to move forwards)

To turn right:  Pull rudder forwards with right hand  2 take a stroke  2 and 4 take a stroke (if bigger turn needed)  7 back it down (if no space to move forwards) Bow

2 Bow 4 3

Normal strokes

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Use 4s or 6s if a slower speed needed (traffic jam) or for most exercises 5

Backing down moves the boat this way 6 Stern 4 7

Stroke

Spinning: In a tight space, use stroke and 6 backing down, bow and 3 taking strokes If more space can use stroke side backing down, bow side taking strokes

Stroke side

BOW SIDE “Hold it up” = emergency brake “Take the run off” = slow down the boat “Easy there…drop” = stop rowing

Coxing cheat sheet  

created by Eve in Easter 2010

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