Empacher naming convention includes a letter followed by a number, example R86. The letter represents the rigger: C for carbon wing riggers, K for classical multi-stay aluminum riggers, R for aluminum wing riggers, S for carbon two-stay riggers, and X for carbon bow wing rigger. The number represents the boat mold.
In the 2012 Olympic Games, the U.S. Women's 8+ won the gold medal in an Empacher. In 2013, they broke the world record and then won the World Championships in Empacher. The U.S. Men won bronze at the World Championships in 2013.
Empacher racing quadruple sculls
In 2012, the Men's 4- won a bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Empacher. In 2011 and 2013, the U.S. Women's 4- won gold medals at the World Championships in Empacher. (The Women's 4- was not raced in 2012).