Rowing dictionary – E
Effective inboard handle
The portion of the oar which runs from the point of application of the force on the handle down to the center of the oarlock pin. Also see: Gearing. Main article: Gearing.
Effective outboard handle
The portion of the oar that extends from the center of the oarlock pin to the point of application of the force on the blade. Also see: Gearing. Main article: Gearing.
A race where the crews are drawn randomly from a hat, so that boats are made up of members from different teams and often the lineups include coxswains as rowers and vice versa. Also known as scratch race.
Boat for eight sweep rowers. Will always have a cox.
Also see: Discipline.
German supplier of boats.
The clip at the on the top of the bow for holding racing number plates.
The middle rowers in the boat. In an 8-person shell, these are generally seats 6, 5, 4 and 3. They are generally the biggest and strongest rowers, who provide most of the power to the boat. Also called Power House.
Erg or ergometer
An indoor rowing machine. Main article: Rowing machine.
The vertical removal of the blade from the water by application of downward pressure to the blade handle. In sweep this is done with the outer hand on the blade handle. Movement easiest when force is applied to the spoon of the blade until the last moment. Main article: Finish.
Eyes closed rowing
Exercise in which the eyes are kept closed. Main article: Eyes closed rowing.
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