Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rowing (2)


Here are the rowers in action.

Two different types of boat are used and reflect the two forms of rowing: sweep rowing and sculling. In sweep rowing each rower handles a single oar in sculling a rower uses two oars, or sculls.

The sweep boats (each rower has one oar) can have a coxswain (a person who steers the shell using a rudder). So we can have a Coxed Pair (2+), a Coxless Pair (2-), a Coxed Four (4+), a Coxless Four (4-), a Eight (8+).
The Sculling Boats (each rower has two oars) only in rare cases have a coxswain. Steering is generally accomplished by applying more power or pressure to the oar(s) on one side of the shell. So we can have a Single (1X), a Double, a Double (2X), a Quadruple (4X), an Octuple (8X).

6 comments:

magicpolaroid said...

grazie del commento! bella questa foto, che luce! complimenti!
Luis

valeria said...

Beautiful turquoise sea...

Marc said...

True Turquoise this one. Excellent with the silhouettes in armada formation.

brattcat said...

What a stunning shot.

Chuck Pefley said...

I'd never considered, nor had occasion to do so, the various configurations. I'm surprised at the number of boats out there ... is it a competition of some kind? Also, I'm assuming this is saltwater?

humanobserver said...

The image looks so beautiful....