There are challenge prizes for the house fours and for the sculling and pulling, as the pair-oar outrigger race is called.
The boat house was deserted, but out in mid-stream was a pair-oar and a rowboat, the latter well filled.
And I suppose I looked my words, for my amphibious friend ran the pair-oar down into the water without more ado.
The three pair-oar boats moved off to the starting point and the crowd prepared to watch another exciting contest.
In a pair-oar, if either of the hands is a bad waterman, the combination will never rise above mediocrity.
In pair-oar rowing there is needed a je-ne-sais-quoi sort of mutual concession of style.