How to feather the oar
In this video, Ken shows Jess how to feather the oar. Jess has only been on the water twice before, so the movement is still very new to her. She has not yet developed the motor patterns which an experienced rower has.
Feathering the oar with a flat wrist is a difficult skill to master but well worth the effort. If you have a flat wrist when you feather the blade, you will find it much easier to balance the boat on the way forward and get a clean catch.