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row2k Reader Submitted Wayback Photos - NYAC
November 18, 2020
Sandy Killen and Adam Bruce, row2k.com

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Canadian Henley championship 1971 for 2+: Presenting, Harry Killen to Sandy Killen, Ed Kollmer & Cox Joey Maiorano

Canadian Henley championship 1971 for 2+: Presenting, Harry Killen to Sandy Killen, Ed Kollmer & Cox Joey Maiorano - Click for full-size image!
National championship quad 1963 Philadelphia: John O'Brien, Sandy Killen, Peter Virsis, Francis Sulger - Click for full-size image!
Quad was still an exhibition, did not become an official World Champs until 1974 at the Lucerne world championships. Hence the NYAC uniforms. Larry Klecatsky, Sandy Killen, Mike Verlin, John Sonberg - Click for full-size image!
NYAC hosting Ratzeburg. April 1963 standing on the original NYAC boathouse dock before the 1965 fire. Ratzeburg was the Olympic gold medals eight in the Roman Olympics 1960 - Click for full-size image!
Ratzeburg the Olympic gold medals eight in the Roman Olympics 1960 - Click for full-size image!
Line-ups for race between Ratzeburg, St. Catherines, and NYAC - Click for full-size image!


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.

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