Apr 01, 2014 Race pace with minimal effort. Blending power and glide, above is an example: The average weight of a rowing shell per athlete varies from 14KG (single scull) to 19.3KG (8+ including the weight of the coxswain) Shell bounce is a major boat run killer. Sloppy catches lead to speed stopping checks... every single time a stroke is taken. Finishes that wash out, slow the boat down and make high stroke rates difficult and leads to reverse ratio. (Rush) "All knees and elbows" muscular engagement stifles racing speed. Quote from The Boys In A Boat The footage above shows my sculling a few days before the world championships.