Rigging Fundamentals

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“Rigging”: is the term used to describe the determination and subsequent adjustment of the outrigger height, pitch (oarlock face inclination from the vertical), spread or span (distance between the pins in sculling or centerline of the boat to the centerline of … Read more

Rowing Efficiency Improvements Using Force Measurement Part III

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Introduction: The last two blogs focused first on the Recovery and then on the Drive phases of the stroke cycle. Both use actual boat data-logger force measurement derived data from Impulse (F x t) curves, along with rowing tank real-time impulse and handle speed curves as … Read more

Efficiency Improvements Part II

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On the Drive: In our previous post Efficiency Improvements Part I, we discussed improvements to the Recovery Phase of the stroke to just before the Catch. In this article, we will examine the next phase of the stroke, the Drive. … Read more

Efficiency Improvements Part I

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Introduction: To seek out efficiency improvements in rowing the following article will examine the importance of the release and recovery phase of the rowing stroke. While it seems obvious to say a clean release and smooth recovery are necessary to … Read more


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Congratulations to the Jr. Women’s Sweep Team that rowed with our Slim Ellipse Sweep Oars. The 4- won the Bronze medal in A Final:In the women’s four, Kelsey McGinley (Westport, Conn.), Riley Lynch (Vashon, Wash.), Kaitlyn Kynast(Ridgefield, Conn.) and Rose … Read more

Analyzing The Rowing Movement

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Explanation: A little explanation is in order: This first page is meant to simply and briefly explain the theory and mechanics behind the analyses of the rowing stroke. The following three pages are executive summaries for rowers and coaches again … Read more

Downing College Indoor Rowing Tank

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We received confirmation of an order for an 8-station sculling/sweep tank during the 2nd week in March and will be initiating a shipment to the UK on May 10th. We are pleased to have received this order and look forward to … Read more

Molesey Indoor Rowing Tank

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One Year Tank Anniversary of Official Opening:   Molesey Rowing Club, in the U.K. has just celebrated their first anniversary of the opening of their indoor rowing tank for both community and club members of Molesey Boat Club. The project leader from … Read more

Rigging Charts – Boat & Oar Setup

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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 … Read more

New Dreher Ellipse Sweep Oar

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Dreher Announced its new sweep oar at the 2016 HOCR.   See the oars in action to top 10 finish in the Collegiate Men’s 4+ and the 2016 HOCR. This was the first race ever for this entirely new sweep … Read more

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