One question we frequently receive is, “how should I set up my boat and oars”. This is one of the most important first, but often overlooked, steps in having a successful row. Setting one’s boat and oars up is very particular to either the athlete or the crew. Below, we have provided some basic recommendations for spread/span, inboard and overall oar length for each boat class. These should be considered a starting point, but will certainly help get your rigging started down the correct path.