RowingAquatics Being an outdoors sport, the weather and water status are factors that crews must deal with to achieve their best performance. The unsafe conditions due to high waves or strong winds may push officials to postpone a rowing day and re-schedule it to more favourable conditions.
Rowing consists in propelling a boat with rows along a 2.000 metre track on a straight line. Unlike canoeing, where athletes are facing forward, rowers are seated facing backwards towards the movement. It is the only sport where the athletes reach the finish line with their backs facing to it. They have their feet secured to the boat, while the seat is sliding back and forth along the rails as the rows push the boat forward.
Apart from an incredible physical shape, success in rowing is due to the technique and teamwork to obtain the max speed and distance in each movement. A rower or teams must manage their race to perfection, making sure to have enough energy for the final metres of the competition.