Definitions for "Racing start"
The first 20 or 40 strokes of a race, usually at a higher cadence than those for the rest of the race because shorter strokes usually are needed to overcome the shell's inertia.
The first 20 to 40 strokes of a race, quicker than those of the rest of the race; the first few are also shorter in pull-through.
The opening strokes of a race, which are typically rowed at a high cadence to get the shell moving rapidly through the water.
Keywords:  start
the start of a race