It's been a few weeks since our last Wayback Wednesday, so we decided to bring it back! Our last Wayback Wednesday was a two part series courtesy of James Sciales highlighting the 1904 JV Harvard crew. This week thanks for row2k reader Sandy Killen we have a collection of rowing photos and documents from NYAC in the 1960's.
Photo 4 Note: The Germans had a habit of using 10 to 12 year old boys as coxswains. They had an innate ability to keep the boat straight. The night before the race in a practice run in front of the boat house one coxswain said two words, "Mach Schnell" make quick. The boat went from a 26 to 40 in one beat.
Photo 6 Note: There was also a singles race: Dietrich Rose was the Spare for Ratzeburg, he won the singles race against Frances Sulger and Peter Virsis. He obviously never went back to Germany and served as the boatman and rigger for Vesper in 1964.
We would love to do a reader submitted Wayback Wednesday in the near future. If you have any old school rowing images we should check out and are allowed to share, please send them to us.