Get expert advice on steering the tideway head

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You are a coxswain, or a coach, or an interested athlete and you plan to race the River Thames Eights Head shortly.

You’ve come to the right place!

Rowperfect has got top Tideway Coxswain, Martin Haycock’s exclusive advice on how to steer the best line down the Mortlake to Putney championship course.  And we’re going to send it to you by email.

Enter your contact information below – you’ll have to click a ‘confirmation’ email so you (and we) know this is not spam and then immediately you’ll get the Steering Guide to the Tideway.


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Best of luck for your race!

20 thoughts on “Get expert advice on steering the tideway head

  1. Rebecca Caroe says:

    We got a message from Debbie Blackmore “Rebecca – Best description of steering a Tideway Head I’ve read yet. I particularly like the way Martin explains visualizing other eights between you and various bank landmarks.

    Now – has he got similar instructions for rowing it reverse – Putney to Chiswick? Pretty sure 2017’s Vesta Vets is going to be run backwards on the flood tide. Or is it as simple as just following these instructions backwards? ”

    And the answer is no there is no reverse steering. But I asked Martin and he just said the boat positioning is the same, you just need to read from the bottom to the top of the page!

    Best wishes to all competitors.

    • Rebecca Caroe says:

      Yes David I’ve signed you up and you should get an email confirming it (you MUST click to confirm) and the next day an email you get will have the information.

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