Written for coaches and crews new to competitive rowing, this fully illustrated book doesn't cover all aspects but concentrates on making the boat go faster. The author provides a detailed guide to fitness and strength training and covers both equipment and the techniques needed for improving performance at different levels of competition.
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Rowing is more about elegant style than raw power. This book introduces the beginner to the essential techniques, which can be applied on and off the water (with the aid of rowing machines ); it explains body coordination (with and without slide), and continues with advanced techniques for single sculling or rowing in teams. In addition to text and photography to demonstrate the skills of the sport, the book also covers training and coaching for competitive rowing, as well as describing how to get involved in the sport's non-competitive, recreational side, such as sea rowing. Worldwide contact details are given.
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Part of "The Skills of the Game" series, this book explains both sculling and rowing strokes, coxing, steering, watermanship, rigging and training schedules for the year. Another feature discussed is boat propulsion and how this is linked to technique. Rosie Mayglothling instructs rowing and sculling enthusiasts so that they can progress from a novice level to a proficient standard, and reminds the more advanced oarsperson of the fundamental principles involved.
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On 7 October 2001, husband-and-wife team Debra and Andrew Veal set off from Tenerife in a rowing boat called Troika Transatlantic. They were the only mixed pair taking part in the Ward Evans Transatlantic Rowing Challenge. After only two weeks, Andrew, a 6" 5" experienced rower, abandoned ship having realised that he was terrified in the open seas. He left Debra, who was enjoying herself immensely, thinking that she would continue for a little while and then join him on the shore. She did, but not until she had rowed the Atlantic single-handed! This is Debra's account of over three months alone at sea - the gruelling work, loneliness, tranquility, beauty of nature, and support from hundreds of well wishers. Debra also shares her reflections and the insights into her relationship with her husband, as well as describing how she discovered unknown strengths and aspects of her self. A fascinating account of an inner and outer journey.
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