The Alden Star at Chesapeake RowingŪ


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.


Karl Rieth: Retired airline pilot turned the

 keys in for his 767 Boeing jet  and is now enjoying

    life in his Alden Star on the Wye River,

  Queenstown, MD.


The Alden Star positions you for maximum performance. Concept II ™ oarlocks are placed forward of the uniquely designed canted rigger that allows 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 one minute. Oarlocks can be adjusted for pitch, spread range (60"-65"), and height with extra long oarlock pins to provide the vertical adjustment for varying water conditions. Individual teak clogs can be adjusted for splay angle, stance width, and heel cup height.

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