Month: December 2017

GoPro Gear for Coxswains


GoPro Gear for Coxswains

Winter training trips are fast approaching (not to mention, ya know, Christmas) so I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about GoPros – which one’s the best, which accessories are worth it, etc. Below is what I use, as well as the accessories I have that make storing, charging, and traveling with the GoPro a piece of cake.

The only things that I consider to be a must-have alongside the GoPro itself are the microSD card, the carrying case, the housing case, and the head mount strap. Everything else is just stuff I’ve found has made my life easier when traveling to regattas or rotating both of my GoPros between 3-5 coxswains on a weekly basis.

Image via // @northeasternmensrowing

Video of the Week

Video of the Week: How to measure spread and span

If you’ve been around for awhile you’ll remember that the first big series I did on the blog (in 2013!) was on all the nuances of rigging a boat. (You can check out all those posts here if you haven’t read them in awhile.) The first post was on spread and span and also included two videos showing how to measure both, in case you want another reference on how it’s done.

If you’re looking for a way to kill some time this winter, definitely consider asking your coach or boatman if he/she can show you how to rig a boat. It goes way beyond just putting the riggers on and taking them off and is a skill that all coxswains should learn. There’s also a tools post in that series that you should check out if you’re on the hunt for some wrenches but aren’t sure of the sizes you’ll need. (All of that stuff makes great stocking stuffers too if any parents out there are still looking for ideas!)

Erg Playlists

Music to erg to, pt. #160

Posted some gift ideas last week so if, like me, you haven’t started Christmas shopping yet, hopefully this will help jump start that process. I also added a thing to the contact form so you can indicate whether you want to keep your question private or if I can post it on the blog. Either one is totally fine but if there’s nothing super identifying, definitely consider allowing it to go on the blog – you’d be surprised how many people have the exact same question, even when it seems like it might be something specific to just you or your team.