The Alden Star is the open water racer from the experts in open water rowing. The advanced hydrodynamic hull design incorporates a unique, reverse transom and step stern, to reduce drag and increase lift. Central positioning of the rower, and even distribution of fore and aft hull volume, provides equal buoyancy at the catch and finish of the stroke to reduce pitch and drag. The flat bottom provides stability while the slightly flared bow provides lift over waves, helping to maintain a powerful, even stroke.
The Star positions you for maximum performance. Oarlocks are placed forward of the uniquely designed canted rigger, allowing rowing through the pin at the catch for a longer stroke. Rigging is mounted with internal and external plates to insure strength, but can be removed in less than a minute. Oarlocks can be adjusted for pitch, spread range (60″-65″), and extra long oarlock pins provide the vertical adjustment for varying water conditions. Individual teak clogs can be adjusted for splay angle, stance width, and heel cup height. The Star has won numerous open water and recreational class races, and is equally at home in the four-foot swells of the Santa Cruz to Monterey race, or the flatter conditions of the Charles River in Boston.
Length: 21' 8:
Width: Waterline Beam: 18.36″ Overall Beam: 20″
Weight: 40 lbs rigged
Functional Wt Cap: Approx. 275 lbs
Construction: Vacuum bagged laminate of stitched fiberglass, thermoplastic polymers, and vinylester resin, 10-12 mil. marine finish.
Features: Enclosed skeg box, two access ports, on deck storage, removable bowline.