Our Boats

Grading

Competitive graded boats are generally very light, stiff and fragile. This makes the boats unstable and difficult to balance and row. The equipment is also very easy to break and expensive to fix.

Social graded boats and oars are heavier but much more robust. The boats are generally wider so they are more stable in the water and easier to row. The materials and construction of these boats are different so they are much more resistant to damage by impact or incorrect handling. This makes them particularly suitable for inexperienced rowers.

Novice crews and learners will be advised and encouraged to take the social graded, more robust boats.

The boats are expensive to purchase and expensive to repair. Care should be taken when lifting off the racks and trestles as well as when navigating in shallow waters.

The boats currently in the shed are categorised as follows:

Name Code  Type Ideal for:
Coxed Class Average Weight
Spotty 1x single, scull
 N Soc Medium 70-85kg
Q7 1x single, scull
 N Soc Light up to 75kg
Gifted 1x single, scull N Soc Medium - Heavy 75-90kg
Portunus 1x single, scull N Soc Medium - Heavy 75-90kg
Chickcraft 1x single, scull N Soc Heavy 90-110kg
House 2x | 2- double, scull / pair, sweep - convertible
 N Soc Heavy 90-110kg
Richard Lipscombe 2x double, scull  N Soc Medium - Heavy 75-90kg
Sarah "Tex" Perkins
2x double, scull  N Soc Medium - Heavy 75-90kg
Peter Briggs 2x | 2- double, scull / pair, sweep - convertible N Comp Medium 70-85kg
Ed Poon 2x | 2- double, scull / pair, sweep - convertible
 N Comp Medium 70-85kg
Lesley Brady 2x | 2- double, scull / pair, sweep - convertible
 N Comp Heavy 90-110kg
Ford 4- four, sweep
 N Soc Heavy 90-110kg
Richard McLellan 4x-
quad, scull
 N Comp Medium 70-85kg
"Endurance" Shen Lee
4x-quad, scull / four, sweep convertible Ladies only
NComp
Light - Medium 65-85kg
Madam Lash 4x+ quad, scull Y Soc Light - Medium 65-85kg
Davies 4x+ quad, scull Y Soc Light - Medium 65-85kg
Greg Vines 4x+ | 4+ quad, scull / four, sweep convertible Ladies only
Y Comp Medium 70-85kg
Deb Barnaby
4x+ | 4+ quad, scull / four, sweep convertible MenY Comp Medium 70-85kg
Stuart Diggins 8+ eight, sweep
 MenY Comp Light - Medium 65-85kg
Dean Steadman 8+ eight, sweep Ladies only
Y Soc Light - Medium 65-85kg
V8 8+ eight, sweep Y Soc Medium 65-85kg


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