Rowing and Sculling

Also referred to as crew, rowing is a sport in which teams race on a river, lake or ocean in boats using oars. Ask questions about the sport here.

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What is a long narrow boat called?

In rowing a long narrow boat is called a shell. This can be either an 8+, a 4+, 4, a double, and a single.

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What is a male rower called?

Rowers of both sex are called rowers.

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What do call a team of oarsmen?

A crew

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How long is an eight-man shell?

The most well known rowing event at the Olympic games involves the eight (8+) rowing shell. This shell is very fast with eight oarsmen producing a huge amount of power propelling this 65-foot boat.

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How tall is Oxford rowing crew?

around 6' 5"

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What are the benefits of sculling?

Rowing in general provides a full body workout that is also mentally challenging. Sculling is beneficial for rowers for numerous reasons: when learning the symmetry of the movement helps master the stroke more quickly. Also the small boat size encourages a better stroke as imperfections and inconsistencies are revealed more readily than a larger boat.

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Is rowing a hard sport?

YES! Rowing is a hard sport, but it's also a fun sport.

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How long does the Boat Race take?

Usually about 17 minutes

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If a scull is to rowing . what is to yachting?

Nothing, I'm guessing because there both different things only the fact that there are in water.

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How tall is steven redgrave?

6ft 3

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How do you win in rowing?

To win in rowing, you have to be both physically and mentally prepared as a team. You have to believe you can win. Depending on the race and your opponents, it can take a lot of work to be up to speed with the competetion. Once you are ready to race (after much training), it takes some strategy, power, and resolution to finish the race with a gold medal. The coxswain needs to steer a straight course for the rowers. Although you can overcome a problem with this, it makes it much more difficult and discouraging to see that you're going in and out of your lane or swerving from one side to the other. Another of the coxswain's responsibilities is the race plan. This should include knowing when to call power strokes and other commands in order to get the maximum power out of the rowers while still leaving enough energy to finish the race. Motivation is key for a coxswain - different teams respond differently to different styles of coxing, so it's the coxswain's job to know what the best way to cox a race is. The rest is left up to the rowers - it takes both physical and mental strength, concentration, and ability to win a race. Starting a race feels easy, especially when the technique of a boat is good and it is 'set up', or not wobbling from side to side. Physical strength and proficiency of technique make the boat move fast in the start of the race, and can put you ahead of the game right away. Once the first 500 meters or so are passed, though, it starts getting tough. This is where the mental aspect must come in. Focus and concentration are definitely key aspects of finishing a race strong. Technique starts getting sloppy as the rower's legs start to burn and they start breathing raw air. Your view should be mind over matter here - you will want to stop and you will want to be able to breathe in gasps. You have to be able to control this and focus on your technique and power instead. Are you getting your full reach? Are you pulling your best strokes? Are you jumping at the catch? Another important thing - leave it to the coxswain to focus on other boats. Your ears, eyes, and mind should stay in your own boat. Just put your head down and pull; forget about the other boats in the race. You're racing for yourself, and your teammates, not for the rowers in the other boats. In the final 500m of the race, you need to pick it up. Believe you can win, even if the coxswain says you're behind. You have to pull as hard as you can. Keep your technique as good as it can get, and build the boat speed with your team. Make the boat feel light by rowing at the same exact time, don't let your timing mess up. The final sprint should be as fast as the start, if not faster. This is when the race is actually won. Never stop believing, and don't stop rowing until you're sure you're finished. I personally have had my boat stop rowing before the race was done because we heard the final horn blow behind us. It turned out that it was a boat that was about three seconds ahead of us that had crossed the finish at that moment. It's the best feeling in the world to win races, but to win, you have to be able to do all of the above things as a team. Just rememeber - pain is temporary, pride is forever!

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What part of the body do rowing machines tone?

Usually the machine itself will have a picture explaining what part the machine works out. But with rowing, it tends to be minor parts of the lower back, but mostly the upper back, around the shoulder blades and some shoulder muscles.

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What is coxswain's count?

Strokes

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What does science to do with rowing?

Rowing has a lot to do with physics. The only way that a boat is moved is, how? By applying force (leg drive) to the blade in the water. It also has to do with simple machines and trajectory. The rigger is used as a pivot point for the oar.

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What is unusual about the Todd River boat race?

There is no water in the river

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What is the ideal height for male collge rowers?

6ft 7 but really anyone between 6ft 2 and 6ft 8 is the general range

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Will rowing running and weights everyday give you abs?

If done properly for a long enough period of time in absolutely will!

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What are a good brand of compression shorts to wear for rowing?

your club may require a particular brand or design for competitions, otherwise those that make you feel comfortable.

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Does Stanford offer rowing scholarships?

Yes, it certainly does. I know a guy who got a full-ride there for doing crew just one year.

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Do you wear a life jacket when rowing in the Olympics?

No, generally you don't wear a life jacket at all (unless you're a cox)

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Does a coxswain necessarily need to be athletic?

No, an ideal coxswain is light and loud. The coxswain typically steers the boat and gives direction to the rowers.

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Where are the 2011 Australian Rowing Championships?

The 2011 Australian Rowing championships are to be held at West Lakes, South Australia

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I'm 4 feet 10 is 4 feet 10 considered a dwarf?

alot of people see height as an advantage in netball and 9 times out of 10 if there are two exact same players with the exact same skills the taller player will be chosen. being a small netballer wont stop you playing netball it just means you have to be the best to get into a team.

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When you row a boat on the pond why does the boat go forward when you are pulling the oars back toward you?

Think of it this way ... you're pushing the water with the oars. You push in one direction and that makes you go in the opposite direction from the push.

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How do you lose 2 stone quick?

I have managed to lose 20lb in 2 months but my daughter lost 2 stones in 2 months. Her diet basically - including exercise. half an hour of Rosemary Connelly tapes then 15 mins on a small trampoline or 11 sessions. Dancing for one hour in the evening each day for two months...Time trampoline to each advert. I basically have cut out pasta, potatoes, flour, sugar, rice and all things nice. As you don't have bread so the butter goes too but I do stir frys with spray oil.I eat mainly chicken and veg or fish and veg. I have chicken curry with vegetables and no rice and it is great. Breakfast has changed. I threw away the bread and now having either eggs or some ham and salad Yes why not. The protein stops you being hungry. Snack on fruit or ryvita.I am never hungry and after a few days I found I am not as hungry as I used to be and to me this is the easiest diet I have done. I have not exercised much and should do more but 20lb have gone.I have been going swimming twice a week and have just joined a gym. I still have 2 stones to lose. I also had a friend of mine who lost a lot of weight by eating every two hours this increases your metabolic rate. He lost tons but ate small portions all day. He did cut out potato, bread, cut down on pasta ad rice. Good luck.

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