Rosie Mayglothling |

Moving the boat efficiently

Rosie Mayglothling looks at technique and moving a boat efficiently in an article originally written for our Masters series, but which applies to rowers of all ages

Good technique is only good if it moves the boat efficiently as well as effectively. As well as considering the generation of the power required in the drive, there is the contrasting relaxation on the recovery and finally the pathway of the blade. Understanding how each of these makes the boat move will help you to work on your technique

What is the secret to moving a boat efficiently?

British Rowing sweep and sculling technique is described as a long, leg-driven stroke. This technique is based on evidence as to how to move the boat most effectively. It sounds very simple, and when executed well, looks simple. Sequencing is key to getting the body and blade into the right position throughout the stroke.

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