Rowing dictionary – G


See: Oarlock.


Rigging element that is a measure of the heaviness of the oar that the rower experiences while rowing. This is a dimensionless number from ±2.1 for sculling to ±2.2 for sweep rowing.


M Men's.
W Women's
Mix  Equal numbers of either gender (excluding coxswain).

German rigged

See: Bucket rigged.

Getting ready at the finish

Exercise where the rowers start rowing at the finish instead of the catch. Main article: Getting ready at the finish.


Mistake where the arms are bend to place the blade in the water. Main article: Catching with the arms (grabbing).


The top rail at both sides of the shell, made to strengthen the boat where the riggers attach.

Rowing dictionary – F
Rowing dictionary – H

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