The Rowing World Records
are the fastest times set over the international rowing distance of 2000 m. They are believed to be correct as of January 2011.
On Water Records
Rowing times are strongly affected by weather
conditions, and to a lesser extent by water temperature - the majority of the these times were set in warm water with a strong tailwind. World best rowing times have also decreased because of improvements in technology to both the boats
and the oars
, along with improvements in the conditioning of the rowers.
Because environmental conditions have a strong impact on boat speed, FISA
, recognizes world best times instead of world records. A world best time is one recorded on a regatta course that has previously held the World Championships
, Olympic Games
, or World Cup
since 1980. A number of record times were set at the 2005 World Championships held on the Nagara River
, Gifu Prefecture
, but due to a fast current
caused by heavy rainfall from the remnants of Typhoon Mawar
, FISA declared that the race results were not eligible to be considered as world best times.
There is a category for lightweight rowing
. For men the crew average, wearing racing kit, cannot exceed and no rower may be over . For women the limits are and .
==Indoor Records==<!-- This section is linked from Indoor rower
- Lwt Men: maximum weight
- Lwt Women: maximum weight......