Many, if not most crew parents are new to the sport. As with any sport, there is a crew vocabulary that helps you understand “crew talk” being spoken by crew members (“I was keeping keel”) and the organization of races (“I will be racing in a “quad,” not a “four”). A glossary of terms is available. You’ll be talking the talk in no time!
Crew is a wonderful sport for parents as well as crew members. Crew parents get to share in the pride and sense of accomplishment achieved by the crew, creating memories that last a lifetime.