sweep oar

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a long oar used in an open boat


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Other Welsh performances saw world silver medal sweep oar rower Becca Chin of Deganwy near Conwy finish 45th in the women's open weight singles, and Hannah Foxley place 51st, while Lauren Williams was 31st in the lightweight race.
As a sport, the races are divided into scull and sweep oar and have a lightweightand heavyweight division.
The team of Sarah O'Brien, Sarah Irwin, Hayley Rigby and Kate Preston are to compete in the sweep oar event, where rowers use a single oar as in the Boat Race.
To be honest, we haven't raced the double scull before, as the sweep oar pair is more our boat," said Cockcroft, who rowed for Wales in last year's Home Countries Regatta on Cardiff Bay after just a year in the sport, finishing second in the fours event.
Llandaff RC world championship finalist Dave Currie made the semi-finals from a 35-boat lightweight singles time-trial, where all 72kg sweep oar and sculling athletes were required to race, but was then a disappointing sixth in his qualifier to miss out on the final.