2020 L2 Skills Checklist

L2 Skills Checklist 2020

Rowing Safety

 

    • Dock protocol
    • PFD use
    • Marine basin etiquette – rules of the road
    • Water and wind restrictions
    • Weather awareness – WindFinder, Lightning Danger map
    • Rowing shell safety equipment
  • Water temperature

 

Rowing Equipment

 

    • Boat Parts: riggers, oar locks, collar
  • Bow line importance
    • Seats and positions
      • Bow
      • Stroke
      • Coxswain
    • Set foot stretchers
  • Strapping down boats
Oarsmanship

 

  • Command Boat Movement
    • Hands on the boat
    • Up to waist
    • Up to shoulder
    • Walk on
    • Let it run
  • Oar Care
  • Boat Care
Rowing on Water Commands

 

    • Up to the catch
  • Let it run
    • Set the boat
    • Row hard port or starboard
    • Feather/square your oars
  • Bury your oars
    • Hold safety
    • ¾, ½ slide
  • Stop

 

Rowing Skills

 

    • Getting in and out of the boat
    • Command the boat into the dock
    • Catch, Drive, Release, Recovery
    • Rowing in unison
    • Digging port and starboard
    • Racing Start:  1/2, 1/2, 3/4, full
  • How to take wake or waves – coastal versus flat water
  • Stroke rate
  • Half slide rowing -importance in big waves

 

Rowing Drills

 

  • Rowing on the square
  • Pause arms away
  • Pause arms & body away
  • Pause @ ½ Slide
  • Pick drill (arms only, arms and body, quarter slide, half slide)
  • Alternate feathered/ square blades

 

Navigation

 

    • Read a chart
    • Flow pattern
    • Identify shoals
    • Tides, low and high
  • Lunar cycle and tides
  • Beaching points
  • Dangers of  mid channel rowing
Rowing Manoeuvrability

 

  • Turn the boat 360 Port
  • Turn the boat 360 Starboard 
  • Hard port and starboard
    • Egg beater
  • Full stop
  • Back down

     
Rowing Challenges

 

  • Catching a crab
  • Digging too deep either side
  • Rushing the slide
  • Rowing over the barrel
  • Not squaring up on the catch

 

 

 

  • Lazy release
  • Too much layback
  • Rowing same recovery and drive pace / not keeping a 3:1 ratio
  • Right over left grips