Story: Rowing

Sculling and rowing

This diagram shows the differences between sculling and rowing. In sculling each person has two oars, one in each hand. In rowing each person has one oar which they grasp in both hands, and the oars are arranged alternately on each side. Pairs and fours have both coxed and coxless forms, but an eight always has a cox in the boat.

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David Green, 'Rowing - Overview and origins of rowing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 19 Sep 2016