Speed & Smarts - Practice Drills: Three or More Boats (continued)

From : May 2017

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Ideas for training with multiple boats

When you add a third or fourth boat to a training session, you can try a range of new drills that are closer to actual racing. Multiple boats are better for starting drills, simulated races and certain games. However, once you go beyond two boats you have an added layer of complexity that is even more difficult to manage than going from one boat to two. If you’re doing a speed test with three boats, for example, it’s hard to keep this many boats lined up in clear air. If one boat falls behind, the other two have a choice: 

1) keep going (which is bad for the third boat); or 

2) reset the drill (which