WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
Have you every wondered what your rower is talking about ...
Rowing Shell Parts
Foot Stretcher: Adjustable plate where shoes are attached, allowing adjustment for length.
Oarlock: “U” shaped plastic part in which the oar is placed.
Rigger: metal or composite “arm” attached to the exterior of the boat that holds the oar.
Stroke: Not to be confused with the position in the shell, the stroke is divided into two parts: drive and recovery.
Drive: The phase of the rowing stroke where the blade of the oar is in the water propelling the boat forward.
Recovery: The phase of the rowing stroke where the blade is out of the water.
Catch: The end of the recovery, not the beginning of the drive. The hands are lifted, allowing the blade to fall in the water, just before the legs begin to drive.