Sweep (rowing)

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Sweep or sweep-oar rowing is a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, usually held with both hands.wikipedia
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Sculling

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This is in contrast to sculling when a rower has two oars, one in each hand.
This contrasts with the other common method of rowing, sweep rowing, in which each rower may use both hands to operate a single oar on either the port or starboard side of the boat.

Rowing (sport)

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Sweep or sweep-oar rowing is a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, usually held with both hands.

Eight (rowing)

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It is designed for eight rowers, who propel the boat with sweep oars, and is steered by a coxswain, or "cox".

Coxless four

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It is designed for four persons who propel the boat with sweep oars.

Coxed four

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It is designed for four persons who propel the boat with sweep oars and is steered by a coxswain.

Coxless pair

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It is designed for two rowers, who propel the boat with sweep oars.

Coxed pair

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It is designed for two persons who propel the boat with sweep oars and is steered by a coxswain.

Trireme

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Sweep or single oar rowing has a long history and was the means of propulsion for Greek triremes and Viking longboats.

Drag (physics)

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Boats can go faster, the narrower they are, because a smaller cross-sectional area reduces drag and wave drag and gives a sharper angle to the bow.

Wave-making resistance

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Boats can go faster, the narrower they are, because a smaller cross-sectional area reduces drag and wave drag and gives a sharper angle to the bow.

Racing shell

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This means a sweep oared racing shell has to be stiffer in order to handle the unmatched forces, and so requires more bracing, which means it has to be heavier and slower than an equivalent sculling boat.

Stroke (rowing)

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Each rower in a sweep boat is on either stroke side (port) or bow side (starboard), according to which side of the boat the rower's oar extends from.

Bow (rowing)

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Each rower in a sweep boat is on either stroke side (port) or bow side (starboard), according to which side of the boat the rower's oar extends from.

Port and starboard

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Each rower in a sweep boat is on either stroke side (port) or bow side (starboard), according to which side of the boat the rower's oar extends from.

Single scull

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While sculling boats are also in multiples of two, it is possible to have a single scull or triple scull.

St. Ayles Skiff

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It is normally crewed by four sweep rowers with a coxswain.

Steve Redgrave

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Redgrave's primary discipline was sweep rowing, in which he won Olympic Gold rowing both bowside and strokeside (port and starboard).

Full-rigged pinnace

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"The pinnace is perhaps the most confusing of all the early seventeenth-century types of vessels. Pinnace was more of a use than a type name, for almost any vessel could have been a pinnace or tender to a larger one. Generally speaking, pinnaces were lightly built, single-decked, square-sterned vessels suitable for exploring, trading, and light naval duties. On equal lengths, pinnaces tended to be narrower than other types. Although primarily sailing vessels, many pinnaces carried sweeps for moving in calms or around harbors."

Human-powered watercraft

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Using oars individually, with both hands on a single oar, is sweep or sweep-oar rowing.

Richard Bowen (Royal Navy)

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Perseverance was able to capture one of the French ships, which proved to be the former British, while the second French ship, the corvette Hirondelle, escaped by using her sweeps.

Gamut2

The gamut2 is an indoor rowing machine (or "erg") designed to duplicate the motion and feel of sweep rowing in a racing scull.