Rowing Fundamentals

1: Blades
Rowers use blades (or oars) to propel the boat forward. There are different shapes of blade that have different names. SBRC will be rowing with ‘hatchet’ blades.
2: Riggers
The riggers of a boat hold a pivot for the blade out from the side of the boat. The blade attaches to the pivot via a gate (oar lock) that sits at the end of the rigger.
3: Seat
Rowers sit on a seat, the seat will move backwards and forwards on wheels to allow the rower greater movement. The runners on which the wheels sit are called the slide.
4: Shoes
Rowers attach their feet to their boat via shoes fixed to a metal plate in the boat. This provides them with a stable base to push off.
5: Coxswain
Some boats have a coxswain (cox) who may sit in the front or back of the boat. In a coxed boat, the cox steers the boat and instructs the crew while also acting as a lookout.
6: Bow
The bow is the front end of the boat and it is also the name given to the rower who sits in the bow. Bow is also referred to as ‘number one’, the rower who will cross the finishing line first.
7: Stroke
The person at the back or the stern of the boat is called ‘stroke’ – in an eight he or she is ‘number eight’. All the other rowers in the boat follow the rhythm and rate set by the stroke.

Events

Upcoming events for the Stone Bridge Rowing team include:

September 2021

Saturday September 25

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Bulldog Pound the Ground 5k
20375 Claiborne Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147

October 2021

Saturday October 2

6:30 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Parents Social
McMichael's Home

Thursday October 7

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Stone Bridge Rowing Team - Board meeting
43100 Hay Rd
Ashburn VA 20147
United States

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