The oars in the resting position. Note the red tack oar, used to set the pace. For more information see http://www.vikingeskibsmuseet.dk/en/visit-the-museum/exhibitions/the-five-reconstructions/the-sea-stallion-from-glendalough-skuldelev-2/
Oli Stewart, a member of the Sea Stallion crew, demonstrates good rowing technique on board the largest reconstructed Viking Ship - Havhingsten. Thirty of the crew row at any one time, achieving over 4.5 knots in good conditions.