Since most college and high school teams start racing this weekend or are already a week into their season, below are some posts that would be good for everyone to review. I would especially recommend checking out the one about how to tie boats down.
What to pack when traveling to a regatta
What happens at a coaches and coxswains meeting
How to strap a boat down
My top 15 spring racing tips
Racing skills: Pre-race prep
Stake boat tips and tricks
Racing skills: 10 regatta tips for coxswains