Concept2 has had ties to FISA world rowing events since the 1977 World Championships when the US Women's Pair, Anne Warner and Anita DeFrantz, agreed to row with Dreissigacker Oars…and we've been at every major event since. In the 2012 London Olympics, Concept2 oars were used by 64% of gold medalists overall and 83% of finalists in the sweep events!
Congratulations to all the rowing medalists in the 2012 Olympics.
Boat Class Abbreviations
"x" indicates a sculling boat, where each rower holds two oars referred to as "sculls." An abbreviation with no "x" indicates a sweep boat, where each rower holds one oar called a "sweep."
Sweep boats either have a coxswain (indicated by a "+") to steer the boat and advise on race tactics, or not (indicated by a "-").
The abbreviation after each rower's name indicates their position in the boat. Each rower is numbered in sequential order starting with low numbers at the bow "(b)" and counting up to the stern "(s)." "(c)" indicates the coxswain's position.
- M1x: Men's Single
- M2-: Men's Coxless Pair
- M2x: Men's Double
- M4-: Men's Coxless Four
- M4x: Men's Quad
- M8+: Men's Eight
- LM2x: Lightweight Men's Double
- LM4-: Lightweight Men's Coxless Four
- W1x: Women's Single
- W2-: Women's Coxless Pair
- W2x: Women's Double
- W4x: Women's Quad
- W8+: Women's Eight
- LW2x: Lightweight Women's Double