Swift’s adaptive boats (1x and 2x) are built using FISA’s design for adaptive boats, and have been approved by FISA for use in international competition. They are available in 2 grades of construction, either Club A or Club B, both of which are sandwich construction, so providing stiffness and durability, which is especially important in these flat bottomed boats, while at the same time keeping the weight manageable.
range kg (approx)
In order to make the cockpit as accessible as possible, both the
1x and 2x are built to take our aluminium wing riggers.
In order to allow ideal positioning of the pin (line of work), all adaptive 1x and 2x are built with 6 sets of holes to attach the wing rigger to the boat. The 2nd hole from the stern is the default position. The rigger can be moved aft by 30mm, changing the pin position by the same amount. It can also be moved towards the bow, by 30, 60, 90 or 120mm. The reason to want to move the pin position relative to the rower is to enable a better oar angle at the catch, leading to greater boat speed, as well as more enjoyment.
In Spring 2010 we changed our mould for 1x and 2x so as to increase the length of the cockpit, giving more room for adjustment of the stretcher towards the stern.
As with all our boats, it is also possible to specify your requirement for pin position, span and work height, when ordering a boat.
In line with FISA’s rules of racing, only the adaptive 1x is supplied with pontoons/floats. Our pontoons/floats are designed to be used on any rigger that uses a rigger block like our ali wing and ali Euro riggers, ie. with a long hole, that is 12mm wide.
|From FISA’s “2007 FISA ADAPTIVE ROWING REGULATIONS”
PART IV – BOATS AND CONSTRUCTION
Regulation, Rule 31 – Boats and Equipment
3. Standard Adaptive 2x: The FISA Standard Adaptive 2x has a fixed seat and MAY have stabilizing pontoons.
4. Standard Adaptive 1x: The FISA Standard Adaptive 1x has a fixed seat and MUST have stabilizing pontoons.
In Spring 2010 we started to offer 2 types of seat, both of which are independent of the back support. One is a
low profile version of our previous aluminium frame and soft cushion seat (the previous version will be discontinued),
and the other is a very low profile, simple, flat carbon/PVC foam seat to which can be added your own cushioning.
Both seats can be used with leg straps. Seat position is adjustable fore and aft, along the length of the seat rail.
Also in Spring 2010 we started to offer 2 types of back support. Both are based on our previous aluminium and soft cushion frame, but with the back support completely independent of the seat. One will be wide bodied, and the other will have a smaller width towards the top, which smaller rowers will find allows better pull through with the arms. The position of the seat back is adjustable fore and aft, along the length of the seat rail, as well as being adjustable for angle.
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In 2009 FISA revised the boat weights for the adaptive 1x (from 22kg to 24kg) and 2x (from 36kg to 37kg)