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Winning Head Races Book


“Winning Head Races”, 120 pages with 67 diagrams and illustrations by Carlo Zezza.


Page 2. – Racing the Clocka different mind-set

Page 3. – Pacing –  using ATP-CP  at the start and in the race.  Finishing strong on ’empty’;

Page 11. – Boats & Finsstability, shape, turning, & drag;  an easy way to save seconds

Page 21. – Oars & Riggingadapting 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

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 Finshow fins work & a gallery of fin fashions

V.   Course Notes –  four memorable long distance courses

  • Armada Cup   Wohlensee, Bern
  • Silverskiff, Po River, Turin
  • Head of the River  Tideway, London
  • Head Of The Charles   Charles River, Boston
Weight 200 g
Dimensions 40 × 25 × 1 cm


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