Engineers studying women in rowing


We got an enquiry from a reader which is a great challenge
“A group of Engineers are looking for any and all information on boat dimensioning and or females who row. Currently the search engines we use aren’t producing the results we need. If you can point us towards the right direction for getting this information, that would be very beneficial.”

so does anyone know of published sources illustrating information for engineers about women and rowing or sculling boats?

I can think of Mike Davenport’s MaxRigging website which has a lot of things about rigging.


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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. steven redgrave

    Check out ansys advantage magazine, issue about sports simulation. There is an article about cfd (computional fluid dynamics) simulation of rowing boats therefore they must have made geometry model of a boat. cheers!

  2. TC

    Stephen Aitken is bound to have information on this (he certainly does on women’s boats and rigging). Otherwise, they should look to ISO who have a large body of research on the matter for human factors engineering. One of their standards (ISO 7250-1:2008) can be found here:

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