Blindfolds are used to block out all light and are mandatory for all LTA-VI athletes. Blindfolds, ski goggles, swimming goggles and motor bike goggles blacked out with black paint are also acceptable.
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Standard rowing boats are used in para-rowing with a fixed seat for class PR2 (TA - Trunk and Arms). For class PR1 (AS - Arms and Shoulders), boats have fixed seat and rowers are strapped at upper chest level to allow only shoulder and arm movements.
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Stabilizing Pontoons are mandatory to be used for AS boats and are optional for TA, LTA and II boats.
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Chest and knee wraps must be used by AS rowers and additional postural straps can also be used.