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Cold Weather Rowing and Sculling

Member Gen promotes knowledge sharing, with contributions welcome from Rob Roy Boat Club members

Captained by Leander-based Jock Wishart, the Old Pulteney Row to the Pole six-man crew left Resolution Bay 29 July 2011. They sculled 450 miles across the Arctic Ocean, reaching magnetic North Pole after 28 days in constant daylight. The expedition was organised to highlight effects of climate change on Arctic ice. Air temperature during the challenge ranged from -2 to 6 degrees C. But actual air temperature, taking into account significant wind chill factors, was lower.

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Blisters

Member Gen promotes knowledge sharing, with contributions welcome from Rob Roy Boat Club members

“Rowing is a repetitive-motion, non-impact sport; thus, rowers are unlikely to suffer sudden and unexpected injury, but more likely to suffer overuse injuries. Like other athletes in repetitive sports, the cause of these overuse injuries can usually be traced to a training
error in either volume or technique, or inappropriately sized or configured equipment.”
(Kristine A Karlson MD, The Physician and Sports Medicine- Vol 28, No 4, April 2000)

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