One of the world’s most popular outdoor fitness activities, rowing is also a sport with a romantic and alluring history. Experienced rower and journalist David Churbuck takes the reader through a colorful history from rowing's beginnings as a team sport on England's Thames to its pinnacle at the Olympic games.
Nineteen chapters cover such topics as women in rowing, training, international competition, the history of the famous rowing clubs, and how to row, both recreationally and competitively. With a bibliography; a list of rowing teams and organizations; a glossary of terms; a list of races and regattas; an equipment source guide; and more than 60 black-and-white photographs and drawings, this attractive large-format book is perfect for the experienced rower and will also inspire anyone interested in exploring the sport of rowing.
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D.C. Churbuck attended Yale University, where he was on the varsity heavyweight crew. He is a journalist who lives in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and now rows with the Union Boat Club, in Boston.From Library Journal:
Journalist and rower Churbuck tries to explain the appeal of rowing, one of the older organized sports, for which the 1976 Olympics sparked a resurgence of interest. In 19 chapters including skulls, shells, and equipment; history; coaching; club, collegiate, Olympic, and recreational rowing, Churbuck celebrates the value of rowing for exercise, for sport, and for sheer pleasure of a difficult accomplishment. Stephen Kiesling ( The Shell Game , LJ 4/1/82) limned the aesthetics of rowing; David Halberstam ( The Amateurs , LJ 7/85) portrayed individual rowers. Churbuck presents the entire picture. Recommended for most public and academic libraries. Roland Person, Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale
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