No this title is NOT a joke! Thanks to HTBS we’ve discovered this wonderful page about mathematics and sport.
It includes thse articles
- What can maths tell us about the best way to rig a rowing eight?
- Does a cox help or hinder a racing boat?
- How does the speed of a kayak or a canoe depend on the number of paddlers?
- And what if you fall in – can maths tell us anything about the best way to swim?
But our favourite is the definitive mathematical explanation for “Frig Rigs” and other non-standard patterns of crew alignment in sweep.