There is more than just racing that needs to be done.
The boat needs to arrive the afternoon before, to be unloaded from the trailers, and rigged. One car will be asked to follow the trailer to each race venue and back. This helps with (a) lane changing and (b) flat tires.
It is wise to tape in your gels (Gu, Power Gel) the night before. Dew makes it difficult to do this in the morning.
If we are renting a boat to another team, we need to help them to ensure that (a) they will rent from us again and (b) our boat is rigged and handled appropriately.
We also need everyone after the race to unrig and load the canoes on the trailer.
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