1. A team of powerful crew, rowing a long stroke with a long swing and relatively weaker crew, rowing a shorter stroke with a shorter swing, but at a faster pace can achieve the same results.
2. The best results are achieved by finding the optimum length of stroke and rate of striking and by gearing the leverage of the oars correctly for each team specially.
3. Coordination among the crew members is undoubtedly of utmost importance.
4. The rate of striking is also governed by the distance to be rowed, as in any of the track events in athletics - 100 m is sprint while 5000 m is a run.
5. Balancing the boat in water and handling the oars requires a great amount of skill; more so in smaller boats. One wrong move can throw the boat off balance and overturn the boat.
6. In boat racing, a Cox-swain slots in the stem part of the boat to maintain rhythm in the crew's efforts and the directions. Quite a few modern boats have slot for cox in the bow end.
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