Before embarking

Learn how to recognize the signs of difficult navigation:

  • You feel wind on your face.
  • Leaves and branches on trees are constantly moving.
  • There is enough wind for flags to wave.

Once in the water

What if the wind picks up?

  • Be patient, the wind may die down, especially at the end of the day.
  • Stay along the shore; winds are often not as strong there.
  • Don’t think you’re a superhero, turn back when necessary.

Oh, no, you’re caught in the wind

Some tips to help you:

  • Row at the same pace as your partner.
  • When rowing upwind, pick up the pace and row faster, using shorter strokes.
  • When rowing backwind, make sure you control the back of the boat.
  • Do not row into the waves directly but at a 15 to 20° angle.