On 14/03/2022 16:19, Marc Messing wrote:
> A recent post on reddit rowing (13 March, "Underneath the pretty picture...") showed half of an eight being carried away from the dock after a collision in The Netherlands. My question is this: how robust are flotation standards in terms of supporting crews when crashes damage the hulls?
There are no crash-test standards for racing shells, However, if it was
built with full buoyancy/flotation then, even if cut in half, there
should be something to support swimmers, but the crew might well have
been thrown from the boat.
After such an impact the first concern will be for the safety & rescue
of anyone injured in that process. That could be tricky.
Do we know how this boat to which you refer came to be broken?
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