8-ergs are wired together to equal one boat: an Eight. Coaches can configure their boats as they wish. There is a men's and women's event. Coaches can field multiple boats. This is a ‘winner takes all' event with each team member receiving a medal.
Note: Since all eight ergs are contributing to the movement of one boat, some team members will row a little more or less than 2,000 meters according to individual split times. Splits for each erg will be available.