Join Zoe de Toledo for a Coxing the Tideway Heads clinic on March 9, 2018
The Coxing the Tideway Heads clinic will be held on March 9, 2018 at Dulwich College Boat Club, with support from WEROW.
The Tideway can be an intimidating place to cox and race, especially for those who don’t get the opportunity to train there on a regular basis. Zoe de Toledo has coxed internationally at Olympic & European level and has seen victory in the Boat Race and at Henley Royal Regatta. She learned her craft on the Tideway but as Zoe herself confesses, we can all make mistakes, especially when the pressure of racing is on. Zoe admits to making some, even on live TV in front of millions of people whilst coxing the boat race.
Zoe says “I have been lucky enough to have the chance to race the Tideway Heads with a huge range of crews, from overall and pennant winners, to school and club crews; from leading off the race with bow number 1 to starting dead last. I’ve experienced disasters on the way to the start, slower crews that refuse to yield, and being overtaken within the first minute of the race.”
Zoe de Toledo at the Rio Olympics with the GB W8+
Now Zoe is offering coxes the benefit of her experience on the Tideway in a coxing clinic, Coxing the Tideway Heads, to be held on March 9, 2018. “This year I want to offer the benefit of these experiences, my successes, but most importantly, my failures, to other coxes,” says Zoe. In 2018 the Women’s Head, Eight’s Head, and School’s Head will run over one long weekend from the 10th – 12th March and Zoe will be hosting the clinic immediately before the racing weekend starts. She says “We will be running this clinic at Dulwich College Boat Club in Putney to allow as many coxes travelling into London for the racing as possible to attend”.
The Coxing the Tideway Heads clinic will not only cover the ideal racing line but will also go over ideas for managing the warm up and marshalling, constructing a race plan, overtaking and being overtaken, as well as giving you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the races. “We will have some top rowing traders at the event to show off their wares’, Zoe said, “and will be putting together some competition prizes to be won on the day”. You can book your tickets here