Single scull A single scull is a rowing boat designed for a single person who propels the boat with two oars, one in each hand. The term 'single scull' usually refers to the sport of competitive rowing: a skiff has a similar layout but is generally wider and slower, and more suited to rougher water or carrying a load. The single scull is one of the classes recognized by the International Rowing Federation and the Olympics, who set the minimum weight of the boat as 14kg : the average length is around 8.2m (27ft).It is the 2nd slowest category of racing boat, and competitors are recognised by other rowers as among the toughest, both physically and mentally: single sculling is sometimes known as 'king's class'.on the effect of their movements on balance and speed. Single sculling time trials and races are sometimes used to measure individuals' rowing ability for selection into larger boats, since each rower's ability can be measured directly and there is no contribution from other crew members. However sculling ability and sweep-oar rowing ability are not the same. Powerful and accomplished sweep-oar rowers may not be able to demonstrate their ability in a single scull where balance and technique are more critical.
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