A better way to row
Introducing the all-new Drive QRS (Quick Release System) by Bont Rowing. Featuring a fully adjustable design and easy-to-use operation, Drive will change the way rowers and clubs think about quick release systems.
Built using marine-grade components including Titanium, carbon composites and 316 stainless steel fittings, Drive QRS is designed to go the distance and specifically tailored to meet the demands of life on the water.
Drive is for rowers of all abilities and thanks to its modular construction, is perfect for clubs with crews operating across multiple boats. Keeping you safe and efficient on the water, Drive QRS remains completely secure throughout the drive and catch of the stroke while Bont Rowing shoes are equipped with fully adjustable safety straps along with World Rowing and the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA) regulated heel ties.
For further information around safety on the water, download our Simple Steps to Safer Rowing poster.
Each Bont Rowing Drive QRS includes base plate and shoe plate (also sold individually). Drive QRS+ includes heel set and toe wedge. Drive QRS steering plate sold separately.
- Approved by FISA.
- Easy to use: Twist and Row operation.
- 316 marine grade stainless steel fittings.
- Optional Angle Wedge; 3.5-degree toe lift.
- Compatible with all Bont Rowing shoes and standard four hole drilled shoes.
- Durable and lightweight carbon composite construction with Titanium base and shoe plates.
- Optional heel height blocks to cater for flexibility and ankle mobility; 3mm, 7mm and 11mm effective heel lift sold separately.
- Lightweight construction (Drive QRS, 135g complete kit; Drive QRS+, 227g complete including heel set and toe wedge).
Simple Steps to Safer Rowing
1. Read the conditions
Check the weather and prepare for the conditions. Practice sun-safe rowing; ensure someone knows you're on the water, wear appropriate clothing, apply sunscreen and fill up your water bottle.
2. Be seen and be safe
Follow the rules of the waterway and constantly monitor your surrounds. Remain on the correct side of markers, understand hazards and respect others on the water. Attach appropriate lights when rowing in early morning or dark conditions.
3. Inspect your boat
Visually inspect your boat for damage and check all nuts, screws, bolts and oars are tight prior to placing your boat on the water.
4. Check bow ball
Your boat must be fitted with a solid white ball with a minimum diameter of 4cm. It must be firmly affixed to the bow regardless of being external or integral to hull construction.
5. Adjust safety cords
Ensure safety straps are adjusted evenly and to the correct length. Heel ties must also be fitted and adjusted according to regulations outlined by World Rowing and the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés d'Aviron (FISA).
6. It's time to row
You've checked and planned for the conditions, let someone know you're heading out, fitted appropriate lights if needed, inspected your boat and gear and now you're ready to go. Enjoy your session.