Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Faliron Bay, Peiraias
Date Started: April 24, 1906
Date Finished: April 24, 1906
Format: 2,000 metres. Final only.
This unusual event was held for the only time at the Olympics. There were six oarsmen in each boat, but they also had coxswains, so it was really was a 7-man event. An Italian crew from Marinai della nave da guerra Varese won the gold medal rather easily over three Greek boats.