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Generally in a single scull (where there is just one person) the Sculler (the person sculling) will pull harder on one blade thus turning the boat in the opposite direction.

This is achieved by pushing harder with one leg.

In bigger boats, they often have a rudder and a stearing mechinism to turn the boat operated by someone in the boat called the coxswain (who does not row) or often in smaller boats such as fours and pairs by a mechinism on the scullers footplate that turns the rudder.

Q: How do sculling rowers steer there boat?

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the proper answer is an 8.or if these rowers are using two blades (sculling) it is called an octuplate

A boat's coxswain (pronounced cox'n) is in charge of tactical decisions, steering, and most importantly, the safety of the rowers. Coxswains do not row. Sculling boats (boats of 1, 2, or 4 rowers with 2 oars per rower) generally do not have coxswains. Occasionally a 4-scull will have a cox, but the others do not because they are simple not big enough to be effective with one.

"sweep rowing" is a type of rowing stroke. A sweep oar boat is where each rower has only one oar, on alternate sides down the boat, and a sculling boat is one where each rower has 2 oars, one in each hand. A sweep rowing boat can hold 1, 2, 4 or 8 rowers, and a sculling boat can hold 1, 2 or 4.

There are Two (2) rowers in each boat in a double skulls event.

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It was Megan's first time in a sculling boat, but she enjoyed being in the quad immensly because the coxswain was so nice. :)

Sculling = One oar in each hand and a sliding seat. Usually 1,2, or 4 rowers written as 1x,2x,4x. Steering can be done by varying the amount of pull on each side. Sweep rowing = Two hands on one oar. Each rower takes one side (port/starboard) so there needs to be an even number of rowers. Sliding seat. 2,4, or 8 rowers. Often (and always with 8 rowers) has a coxswain to steer and coordinate. Rudders is used. Usually written as 2+,4+, 8+ (rowers w/coxswain) or 2-,4- (w/o coxswain)

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The name of the people actually rowing (in the sport, crew) are just called rowers. There is also a coxswain in a boat, that doesn't row but steers the boat and directs the rowers.