After witnessing several near misses and one actual crash at Evesham Head,
I'd like to start a campaign to initiate a rule change.
There is a fundamental lack of communication between officials, who speak of
"PORT" and STARBOARD", and coxes/scullers/crews who speak of "STROKE" and
Hence the acident and near-accident mentioned above, in which the competitors
were not able to take advantage of the umpires steering advice because of a
lack of understanding.
Why are the 'official' terms used during ARA events, when little or no use is
made of them in general practice throughout the UK rowing community?
Is anybody else confused by the terminology or is it just me?