Crew races are extremely difficult to evaluate. With a race over 1500 meters, we often don’t get a clear view of the action until the last few 100’s of meters. In addition, as the boats cruise past it is very difficult to determine who is going the fastest as parallax error interferes with our perception of speed.
Since times are kept of the race, it is very easy to rely on these times in our evaluations. From my experience – I have found this to be a very difficult measure. Everyone understands that the course can be different on different days, and certainly we can have varied weather conditions. But let’s look at some of the races this year and . . . → Read More: Evaluating Crew Performance – The Problem with Times