The standard world championship race distance of 2,000 metres is long enough to have a large endurance element, but short enough (typically

**5.5 to 7.5 minutes**) to feel like a sprint. This means that rowers have some of the highest power outputs of athletes in any sport.Likewise, what is a team of rowers called?

The Boats – Sculls and Shells. All

**rowing**boats can be**called**shells.**Rowing**boats with scullers in them (each person having two oars) are**called**sculls, e.g., single scull, double scull, quadruple scull.How fast do rowing teams go?

Sweep rowers come in pairs with a coxswain (2+) and pairs without (2-), fours with a coxswain (4+) and fours without (4-) and the eight (8+), which always carries a coxswain. The eight is the fastest boat on the water. A world-level men's eight is capable of moving almost

**14 miles per hour**.How long is an 8 person rowing shell?

4+ = Coxed four oar boat - approximate length 13.7 m (45 ft); minimum weight 51 kg (112 lbs)

8+ = Eight oar boat - approximate length 19.9 m (

Eights are constructed in two sections which bolt together (to facilitate transportation).

8+ = Eight oar boat - approximate length 19.9 m (

**62 ft**); minimum weight 96 kg (211 lbs)Eights are constructed in two sections which bolt together (to facilitate transportation).