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Boat: long and tapered lightweight vessel that is propelled by one to eight rowers; their oars are supported by an outrigger.
parts of a boat sliding seat foot stretcher coxswain’s seat rudder cable rudder bow ball outrigger oarlock

sliding seat click to hear

Part on which the rower sits; it slides along rails to increase movement range and efficiency.

foot stretcher click to hear

Part attached to the bottom of the boat; it supports the rowers’ feet to provide the best draw.

coxswain’s seat click to hear

Part on which the coxswain sits facing the rest of the team; the coxswain steers the boat and gives the rowers instructions and the strokes per minute to follow.

rudder cable click to hear

Cable used by the coxswain to direct the rudder; in a coxless boat, the cable may be connected to a rower’s foot stretcher.

rudder click to hear

Submerged component that pivots on a vertical axle and is used to steer the boat.

bow ball click to hear

Rubber or plastic globe forward on the hull; it is the deciding factor in a photo finish and serves as protection in the event of collision.

outrigger click to hear

Metal adjustable structure that supports the oar within the rower’s reach.

oarlock click to hear

Piece of equipment on which the oar’s collar rests; it keeps the oar in place while allowing it to move more easily.