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'Pieces of Eight,' by Chris Dodd
July 31, 2012
The recent North Korean flag mix-up on the eve of the London 2012 Games reminded rowing historian and journalist Christopher Dodd of a similar flap at the start of the 1975 Rowing World Championships, which he recounted in his book, 'Pieces of Eight.'  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
The University of Washington Dynasty
June 1, 2011
Peter Mallory brings us the next block of chapters from The Sport of Rowing: Ch. 44. Hiram Conibear; Ch. 45. George and Dick Pocock; Ch. 46. The Conibear Stroke; Ch. 47. The Ernest Barry Stroke; Ch. 48. The Birth of Modern Orthodox Technique; Ch. 49. George Pocock.s Greatest Contribution; Ch. 50. Migration of the Conibear Stroke  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Ch. 36-43: Ellis Ward and Charles Courtney
May 23, 2011
Peter Mallory brings us the next block of chapters from The Sport of Rowing: Chapter 36 - 1897-1900 Poughkeepsie Regattas; Chapter 37 - Ellis Ward Goes to Henley; Chapter 38 - History’s First Significant Rowing Force Curve Experiment; Chapter 39 - Courtney’s Mature Technique; Chapter 40 - Charles Courtney: R.I.P.; Chapter 41 - The Ten Eycks of Syracuse; Chapter 42 - Yale Enters the 20th Century; Chapter 43 - Harvard Goes to Henley  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Ch. 27-35: American Collegiate Rowing Takes Shape
May 18, 2011
Peter Mallory brings us the next block of chapters from The Sport of Rowing: Chapter 27 - Bob Cook; Chapter 28 - American Collegiate Rowing Takes Shape; Chapter 29 - Foxey Bancroft; Chapter 30 - Columbia Goes to Henley; Chapter 31 - The Rise of the American Professional Coach; Chapter 32 - Charles Courtney Goes to Henley; Chapter 33 - Courtney Responds to British Criticism; Chapter 34 - Bob Cook Returns to England; Chapter 35 - The 1897 Cornell-Harvard-Yale Race  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Ch. 112-115: The Rosenberg Style
May 9, 2011
Peter Mallory brings us the next four chapters from The Sport of Rowing: Chapter 112: The Rosenberg Style; Chapter 113: The Flip Side of Modern Orthodoxy; Chapter 114: Decline; Chapter 115: The Continuing Impact of Modern Orthodox Technique  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Ch. 109-111: Rosenberg's Crews 1964-1974
May 2, 2011
Peter Mallory brings us the next three chapters from The Sport of Rowing: Chapter 109: Rosenberg’s 1964 Crew; Chapter 110: Hough and Johnson; and Chapter 111: Rosenberg’s 1974 Crew  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Ch. 107-108: Allen Rosenberg, Counterrevolutionary; Modern Orthodox Technique
April 25, 2011
Chapter 107: Allen Rosenberg, Counterrevolutionary: Roots – Tibor Machán – Dietrich Rose – 1964 Olympics; Chapter 108: Modern Orthodox Technique: Rationale – Theory versus Practice  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Chapter 103 - The Legend Grows
April 18, 2011
This week’s excerpt from Peter Mallory's extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing follows Harry Parker’s career into the 1970s and describes some of his influence on other programs in the United States.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Chapter 102: Harvard Goes to the Olympics
April 11, 2011
An epic 37-page chapter from Peter Mallory's extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing covering the great Harvard crews of the mid-60s through the 1968 Olympics  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Parker vs Rosenberg; The Evolution of Harry Parker
April 4, 2011
Peter Mallory presents the latest chapter in his extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing; this week: Chapter 100: Parker vs. Rosenberg; and Chapter 101: The Evolution of Harry Parker  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: The Soviet Union
February 28, 2011
Peter Mallory presents the latest chapter in his extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing; this week features rowing in the Soviet Union; - The Soviet System - The Moscow Style - Igor Grinko  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: Harry Mahon
February 21, 2011
Peter Mallory presents the latest chapter in his extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing; this week features Harry Mahon; - Xeno Muller - Rob Waddell - Greg Searle - GBR 2000  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: Hartmut Buschbacher in the U.S.
February 7, 2011
Peter Mallory presents the latest chapter in his extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing; this week features the Hartmut Buschbacher era in the US; 1991-2000.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: Women in the 1970s
January 17, 2011
Peter Mallory presents the latest chapter in his extraordinary work-in-progress on the history of rowing; this week features women's elite rowing in the 1970s.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History; Wisconsin: Berry Crate Crew – Randy Jablonic – Wisco Women
January 10, 2011
Peter Mallory presents his latest chapter on the history of rowing; this week featuring on the evolution of rowing in at Wisconsin: Berry Crate Crew – Randy Jablonic – Wisco Women  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: Ted Nash
December 6, 2010
Two voracious chapters about the people and crews coached by Ted Nash, covering a broad swath of time from 1964 to 1995

Updated on 1/6/2011  more


Chapters 83-85 from Peter Mallory's extraordinary work in progress "The Sport of Rowing; A comprehensive history." In this excerpt, Mallory looks at the Lake Washington crews of the 1960s, in particular the 1960 coxless four of Sayre, Wailes, Nash, and Ayrault and the 1964 four of Nash, Durbrow, Lyon and Mittet, and at Ted Nash's contributions to these crews and rowing technique

Updated on 1/6/2011  more


Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Rowing History: The Amateurs
October 25, 2010
Another excerpt from Peter Mallory's extraordinary work in progress "The Sport of Rowing; A comprehensive history." In this excerpt, Mallory takes a close look at the generation of US Scullers that included Jim Dietz, Gregg Stone, Larry Klecatsky, Bill Belden, Scott Roop, John Biglow and Paul Enquist.

Updated on 3/28/2011  more


Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Conn Findlay: Conn is Conn - Part II
January 11, 2010
Peter Mallory brings us Part II in another chapter in his book in Progress, Different Strokes, a comprehensive history on the sport of rowing.  more

Peter Mallory's 'The Sport of Rowing'
Conn Findlay: Conn is Conn - Part I
January 4, 2010
Peter Mallory brings another chapter in his book in Progress, Different Strokes, a comprehensive history on the sport of rowing.  more

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