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Dreher wins design award

Michael Dreher has won a prestigious design award for his work on the new Aero sculls

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News just in from Chicago, Michael Dreher has won a prestigious design award for his work on the new Aero sculls

Dreher Aero Sculls won the International Plastics Design Competition Recreation and Leisure Classification) held at McCormick Place Convention Center,in Chicago on June 24,2009 for its innovative design for the aerodynamic profile of the Aero oar shaft and blade that results in less air resistance, which is maximized when the oar is out of the water and the oar and boat velocities are both in the same direction.All the winners.

Other notable entries in that classification included an entry from France: Salomon Ghost freerider alpine ski-boot collar, which is one of the first commercial uses worldwide of DuPont Hytrel RS (renewable-sourced) thermoplastic elastomer and from Canada: Bombardier Recreational Products Jet Ski-Ergo Pack. [This products suspension system allow the rider to have a more comfortable ride when terrorizing rowers!]

Michael Dreher, former elite sculler, who twice made the A Finals at the World Rowing Championships and who is a two time Pan Am medal winner designed the Aero sculls. Since the Aeros debut, the sculls have been successfully raced in the US and Europe. For more information on the sculls, see Dreher Sculls Page


Aero in double scull

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