Making the calls to move your boat from the boathouse to the dock is a script you want to have memorized.
First, get a Cox Box or CoxOrb, lights (if you're launching in the dark), and a safety bag. Have these with you before your coach calls for you to launch.
When it’s time to launch, call your boat together and have them line up next to the boat you’re in. Use these calls to get the boat out of the boathouse:
UP AN INCH AND UP
WALK IT TO CENTER
HOLD AND GET AROUND
TO SHOULDERS AND UP/DOWN
If you need to cant your boat to avoid hitting the bay doors with your riggers, call:
MY SIDE TO WAIST
Call your rowers to exit the boat bay:
WALK IT OUT
HALF SPEED, NOW
Check the orientation of your bow, and remember if the boat you’re using goes into the 'house bow-first or stern-first. You’ll need to know this at the end of practice when you’re putting the boat back onto its rack.
Once the rowers are out of the boathouse, bring the boat back to shoulders to move to your dock:
TO SHOULDERS AND UP
Then, direct your rowers to the next open spot on the dock. Make sure the bow points toward the direction you'll be launching:
BOW TO DOCK
AND WALK IT DOWN
Once you’re on the dock, get to the stern of the boat so you can protect the skeg when the boat goes in the water.
UP OVERHEAD AND UP
TOE THE EDGE
ROLL TO HIGH WAIST
AND PLACE IT IN
As the rowers place the boat in the water, use your hand to keep the skeg protected by pushing the stern of the boat away from the dock.
Now it’s your job to launch as quickly as possible.