Rowing originated in the United Kingdom. River Thames 17th century, boatmen often boat races. 1715 to celebrate the coronation of England, held its first rowing competition. 1775 British rowing competition rules developed, the same year established rowing club. 1811 Eton College held its first eight rowing competition. 1829, Oxford, Cambridge held its first inter-school rowing competition. Rowing Cup held in 1839. In 1846 the British side in the boat propeller is installed on aircraft, extended the length of the oar, rowing results improved; 1847, overlapping plates in turn converted into a smooth outer keel of the boat keel boats, improve the speed of rowing . Babcock 1857, the United States invented the sliding seat (one that was invented in 1865, Belgian athletes), players move back and forth when rowing, increase leg strength. 1882 Russians will bolt into the moving blade closed loop pulp to improve the range of paddle.