Rowing technique is one of the most hotly debated topics. So we’re going to remain fairly neutral and diplomatic on this one!
But it’s interesting to see the differences in technique between the various clubs rowing alongside each other nowadays. And the differences in styles which you can see over the years from historic photographs.
Some rowers lean back further than others or have their hands closer together on the oar handle. Some row overhand with both hands on top whilst most have in recent years tended to place their outer palm underneath the shaft. Some rowers lean into the finish of a stroke, whilst others lean out.
Crews are obviously always trying to find that edge on their competitors so things do get tweaked now and again. British Rowing often holds courses on fixed seat rowing technique if you’re looking for some external advice.
As and when news or informative pieces come along about any of these issues, we’ll post them here.