Olympus Rowing Shell
The new 2015 eRow Olympus is designed for the spirited rower; one who thrives on excellence. It guarantees a thrill each time you pull the oar and feel its effortless glide. New for 2015 is the eRow Construction (look for the eRow sticker). We have engineered an affordable competitive racer/trainer design with a sleek lines, awesome rigging, popular features, and impressive ruggedness. The eRow Olympus has a full length and height Carbon reinforces truss backbone, and double cross ribs. these features add enormous stiffness and longevity to your shell. This construction can handle the torque, tension, and weight that lightweight shells of this design require to endure season after season.
Many clubs nationwide consider the Olympus the easiest of all racing shells to set up. The hull has a slight center chine which adds stability; making it easy to row for people of all sizes.
In addition, the Quick Release Wing Rigger pops on and off in a snap, and is highly and easily adjustable in height to accommodate different size rowers. It is also fully adjustable in spread, for-aft pitch, and rowing thru-the- pin. These features also allow you to fine tune your shell as your skills and technique improve over the years.
As most racing hulls are inherently fragile to any weight improperly applied, the Olympus uses a foam laminate superstructure that allows you to step anywhere within the enclosed cockpit, which is also self-bailing by design, and has a reverse splash rail (Wave guard) for a dryer ride.
For fine-tuning the efficiency of your rowing technique, the Olympus offers a built-in three-quarter rise (the seat tracks rise from the stern to the bow), allowing the rower to drive through the stroke more square to the feet – a standard feature of all Little River shells) and a wide raised bow point (this adds buoyancy to the bow when rowing through choppy waters, and is also a required safety device in all U.S.R.A. sanctioned races).
It has a fin for true tracking, along with two drain plugs, a breather porthole. When you combine all these features into a functional and sophisticated craft, you would expect to pay a price comparable to other shells in its class, yet the Olympus is surprisingly one-half to one-third the cost of a competition racer.
It is winning respect in many clubs and organizations throughout the country for its performance as well as value, accommodating the most highly skilled rower, while handling the rigorous standards previously known to only recreational craft.
The Olympus is a truly versatile shell designed for the serious rower; one who is challenged by its performance and spirited by its pleasure.
Suggested Purchase Order
- Quick release wing rigger
- High performance yet “knockaround” ruggedness
- Light weight
- Exclusive “Universal Pitchtm”
- LOA 26′ 11″ or 8.2 m
- LWL 26′ 2″ or 8 m
- Beam (at waterline) 12″ or 30.5 cm
- Beam (at coaming) 18″ or 45.7 cm
- Carry Weight (Unrigged) Instant-release Rigger adds 9 lbs 35 Ibs.
- Capacity *240 lbs. or *108 kg
Suggested Purchase Order
Olympus complete carbon fiber shell $4995
Ultra light Hatchet sculling oars carbon/glass $699