Rowing Race Plans – how to write

Tactics for a race plan – interview with Gary Hay, Rowing NZ high performance coach

Gary Hay, Coach, Rowing New Zealand
Gary Hay, Coach, Rowing New Zealand


  • We write a plan based on what we can do not what the opposition can do.  
  • The crew is allowed to make subtle changes during the race based on what the opposition does.  
  • The coach facilitates the writing of the plan but it’s written collaboratively.
  • At the elite leve the crew has to play a big part in formulating the plan
  • For Clubs and Schools the coach may take the lead setting down the plan components
  • Always race 100% – don’t play tactics

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