The following are some of the more frequent questions asked about RowQuinte (the Quinte Rowing Club) and about the sport of rowing in general.

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  1. ”How

    A Rowing requires a combination of coordination, dexterity, balance, flexibility and understanding of the stroke mechanics. Some people pick up the basics in one or two sessions, others may need nine sessions or more. However, you will see a noticeable improvement after every practice. To improve to a competitive level requires a combination of aerobic capacity, strength, endurance and power.
  2. ”What

    AIn rowing, boats are propelled through the water by pulling on one oar (sweeping) or by pulling on two oars (sculling). All major muscle groups are used, and the constant effort produces an excellent cardio-vascular workout. In addition to the physical benefits of the sport, there is an important social component to rowing, since rowers must learn to ‘pull together’ in crews of two, four or eight (when they are not in a single shell).
  3. ”What

    A We have a variety of offerings for young people and adults. They include “Learn to Row” programs for Youth, High School and Adult participants; a “Rowing League/Masters” program; a “High School Competitive” program; a “Summer Club Competitive” program and a “Fall Head Races” program. Visit “Our Programs” page for more details.
  4. ”What

    A The boats (or shells) are basically of two types and reflect the two forms of rowing: – sweep rowing and sculling. In sweep rowing each rower handles a single oar (about 12.5 ft or 3.9 m long) in sculling a rower uses two oars, or sculls, (each about 9.5 ft or 3 m long). The word shell is often used in reference to the boats used because the hull is only about 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick to make it as light as possible.