ROLE AND ADVICE
Support crews are absolutely vital to any successful DW crew. Their job is to provide the paddlers with food, drink, spare kit, advice and encouragement as well as to monitor their well-being.
Support crews should be familiar with the Rules of the race and, in particular, should read the "Advice to Competitors and Support Crews" document which appears in the Rules Section.
We strongly recommend that Support Crews support their paddlers on at least one of their build-up races and also that they read Chapter 11 of Brian Greenaway's booklet "The Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race" which is available from the DW Shop. This gives detailed advice on how best to support your crew.