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Fixed Seat Rowing Geometry
Fixed Seat Rowing Geometry

by Angus Rowboats

The geometry of fixed seat rowing is completely different from sliding seat rowing, but equally important for performance and comfort. There are many variables including length of oars, location of rowing seat relative to the boat, position of foot brace, height of oarlocks above seat, height of oars, height of seat above bilge, and the spread of the oarlocks. Additionally, there are factors to consider with the oars, such as spoon blade vs flat and weighted vs non weighted handles. 

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R2AK Stage 2 Days 8 - 11
R2AK Stage 2 Days 8 - 11

by Angus Rowboats

The last few days of R2AK have included some remarkable finishes. Team Ketch Me if U Can reached Port Townsend on June 19th, finishing 4th overall and completing the race in 7 d 15 h, making them the fastest 20 foot and under boat ever to finish. Plus they now hold the $10,000 buy back cheque, as they’re the first team to reach Ketchikan willing to sell their boat for 10K. Congratulations!

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R2AK Stage 2, Days 6 & 7
R2AK Stage 2, Days 6 & 7

by Angus Rowboats

The weekend brought steady progress for many boats. Two more boats crossed the finish line yesterday, bringing the total in Ketchikan to 5. That leaves 23 boats still out there including all under 20 foot boats.

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R2AK Stage 2 Day 5
R2AK Stage 2 Day 5

by Angus Rowboats

It was a nail biter of a day yesterday, with Team Broderna and Freeburd racing to the finish within shouting distance of each other.  After 700 miles of charging along the tumultuous and rugged west coast, the boats were within 5 minutes of each other.  The last stretch to Ketchikan was calm and it all came down to their pedal drives propelling their weighty multi-hulls to victory.

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