How to hold water
How to hold water
Watch this video showing the right way to hold water
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Holding water when you’re rowing is used to come to a quick stop or to turn when it’s on the port or starboard side.

In our video below, you can see a Sea Cadet instructor taking a group of cadets through their paces on a Trinity, and teaching them the correct way to hold water.

The key points to remember about holding water are:

  1. Hold water is a complete stop
  2. Place blade onto surface of water
  3. Hold gentle pressure
  4. Turn if required

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