Turning a pax 180 degrees

Posted by Marc Geisler on Jan 26, 2006

I realize this is primarily a builder's forum, but I hope someone can give me a bit of paddling advice specific to the CLC Pax 18. I love the boat, but in a race it's hard to go around a buoy. I get left behind at that point.

What is the best way to do a 180 degree turn in this boat around a buoy in a race? Please be as specific as you can because obviously I'm a newbie! The rules in the puget sound rowers are that you have to paddle and not steer.