Joanne Harris |

How to foot steer

Foot steering is a useful skill for any rower to have, but many are intimidated by the prospect of adding extra responsibility in a training or race situation. Joanne Harris talks to some experienced steers for the best tips and tricks to get it right.

Learning to foot steer can make you an asset to your squad and open up new pathways for your rowing career.

“I would strongly recommend it because it just adds another skill that you can bring to any crew. Being able to steer should open opportunities for you,” says Upper Thames RC’s Naomi Ashcroft.

Getting started in steering


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