World Rowing Coastal Championships are not like any other Championship, or like any other regatta for that matter. The mid-length races are tough to pace and the turns can murder your lead.
The no-lanes format means no-holds-barred racing, churning up the water and bashing your way through the other boats to earn your place in the race. The boats are heavy and the water can be unpredictable, especially in October in Victoria. To help you prepare for the first ever World Championships in North America, we thought that you might enjoy some insight from someone who has been there, and survived! Our appreciation to rower Ben Booth from Rebel Rower.