Paralympic Games - Rowing

Rowers will be checking the wind speed and direction at Eton Dorney.

Eton Dorney Rowing Centre is based around 25 miles west of London and will play centre stage to the Paralympic rowing events.

Rowing is the newest addition to the Paralympics having made its debut in the 2008 Beijing games. There are four boat classifications and each athlete is further classified according to their functional ability. In total, 48 men and 48 women will compete in four medal events.

The Great Britain team will be putting up a strong fight to defend the two Gold medals they won in the 2008 Beijing games; Tom Aggar and Helene Raynsford both took the top podium in the men's and women's single sculls.

Check the forecast for Eton Dorney if you have tickets to see the rowing events at London 2012.

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Forecast

31 August - 4 September - Will the conditions be favourable for the rowers at Eton Dorney? Check the the five day forecast for the latest information.

The Paralympic rowing competitions will take place at Eton Dorney. Athletes will compete on the 2,200 m eight-lane rowing course set among 400 acres of land.

Weather conditions could impact the racing at Eton Dorney so rowers and teams will be keeping a close eye on the weather for racing. Wind direction can impact the speed of the racers; a tailwind will help the rowers whereas very windy conditions will make the water conditions choppy and make for difficult rowing conditions.