The competition uses movements and muscle groups similar to those used in rowing a ship. Perhaps the game was also a way to sort out who might be a capable rower and thus a desirable candidate for the crew of a ship.
Cast wire necklace separator to hang off then steel pin on your Viking Turtle brooches. You can hang multiple strands of beads and Viking necklaces off the loops of the wire. 1 1/2" x 7/8", 3.8 cm x 2.3 cm Set of 2 wire hangers