Concept 2 Foot Stretcher Rule Interpretation

USRowing Referee Committee
Rule Interpretation
Concept 2 - Foot stretcher

April 24, 2013

Introduction:

During the past month, USRowing became aware of a potential safety issue related to boats using the C2 foot stretchers in replacement of shoes. While we understand the advantage that this provides to clubs with multiple sized rowers using the same equipment, we found there is substantial and grave risk that rowers wearing typical running and athletic shoes in these stretchers may become trapped should the boat capsize or sink.

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