The Cambridge Racer is a performance rowing shell designed specifically for speed. It is fastest in calm conditions, however, is shaped to perform well in open water conditions for advanced rowers. Attributes that allow this rowing shell to move easily through the water include a long waterline length, narrow beam, minimal wetted area (through strategic shaping and a rounder hull with six panels), light weight and low windage. As well as offering good performance, the boat is stable (for a rowing shell), and can manage a two foot chop (with experienced rowers). The boat can be re-entered after capsizing and only a few gallons of water need to be bailed from the cockpit. With the addition of a self-bailer, the Cambridge Racer is a good open water rowboat in moderate conditions.
The Cambridge Racer Kit includes the marine plywood parts, dimensional wood components, fiberglass, epoxy resin, and all other components necessary for building the boat. It also comes with a manual and standard plans. Parts are CNC cut from Jouberts (France) Okoume plywood, with our SnapTite jointing system for connecting the hull panels.
Hardware and plans for the sliding seat system are not included in the kit. These can be purchased here: Sliding Seat Kit.
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