Coastal Rowing with John Wik
US Rowing’s Coastal representative discusses the amazing growth in this part of the sport and how he got hooked on coastal.
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Timestamps to the episode
03:25 Background in rowing
04:00 Basque (Spain) coastal rowing race video
08:00 Delmarva Odyssey row
11:00 Growth of coastal rowing worldwide
14:15 What’s different about coastal? boats, racing, locations, understanding navigation, tide wind and current.
19:09 Shorter oars are better for coastal and some row without a handle crossover
21:00 Spectators are encouraged like many extreme sports there are crashes and other incidents in racing
23:18 The right of way rule in racing coastal rowing
25:15 Guin Batten and the Beach Sprints
28:20 November 20-24 in Sarasota Florida is a coastal regatta including junior and masters races – you can rent boats
Coastal rowing boat manufacturers Euro Diffusions, Swift, Liteboat and Croker and Concept2 for oars
32.15 Regatta in a Box concept – a container with everything you need to run a coastal event. Now available for US clubs.
38:00 Kevin Strickland’s photos of the FISA coastal tour in New Zealand
39:33 Ben Booth is doing a new boat design; Innovative slides with convex runners
42:21 How to get involved with Coastal Rowing and John’s contact details.
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