Is Your Boat Rigged Correctly?

Posted on: 23rd October, 2017 by Oar Sport

What is rigging?

In rowing the term rigging covers a range of adjustments made in different ways according to the needs of the crew, type of racing, and anticipated rowing conditions.

Why is correct rigging important?

The aims of rigging is to co-ordinate the most efficient part of the rowing stroke with the most efficient position of the body. This allows the athlete or crew to move the boat as quickly, efficiently and safely as possible. The economical use of muscular energy requires balance and control that will also reduce the risk of stress on that issues that inevitably lead to injury.

How can we help you?

Here at Oarsport we not only provide the equipment you need to achieve your goals, but we also want to help educate you on how to properly use that equipment. That is why we have worked with WinTech Racing to create Basic Rigging Principles - a free rigging guide which covers all the key point to ensuring your boat is rigged correctly.


This guide contains:

  • An introduction explaining the importance of correctly rigging your boat.
  • Illustrated explanations helping you correctly rig your boat. 
  • Answers to a list of frequently asked questions from the rowing community about rigging. 


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