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December is for Down-time? Not Really
December 9, 2008
It's December, and like most masters rowers, I should be cross-training, sleeping, enjoying time off with the family, and catching up on all the stuff I put off this fall. Unfortunately, it's just not going that way.  more

My Coxswain Tells Me
September 18, 2008
Words by Tom Boyd. Inspired in part by the music and cadence to Nettie Moore, by Bob Dylan.  more

It's Master's Race Time
July 3, 2008
I don't know who decided that the summer should be the master's sprint race season. Surely someone knew that as we age, our ability to adjust to fluctuations in temperature decrease, and things such as hormonal changes make some of us feel hot all the time.  more

Spring Madness
April 28, 2008
Cranking on an oar makes you less cranky.  more

Champion Stock?
March 18, 2008
I'm not a champion, nor do I come from champion stock. I'm the most athletic person in my family, and I have no idea why.  more

Tell Me Rowers
March 13, 2008
Tell me rowers eight and strong, why do you pull the boat along?  more

Best Lesson I Ever Had!
September 20, 2007
My introduction to the sport , 20 years ago, consisted of a coach telling me, "You're tiny, you're not particularly strong, and you have no flexibility whatsoever. What i'm trying to tell you in my own subtle way is that you're gonna suck at rowing. If you're willing to accept that I'm happy to coach you."  more

Christening of the Charlie Grimes
August 12, 2007
Comments from David H. Wight of the 1956 Olympic Crew.  more

Virginia Tech's crews were all entered in SIRA this weekend. After several very gutwrenching discussions on what they wanted to do, they have scratched most of their entries but two boats will still be racing.  more

Misty Morning
March 14, 2007
...a boat gliding across the water, the movement of the crew reduced by the fog. A boat of the dead, the Flying Dutchmen of Townlake.  more

Eight Tough Minutes: Lindsay Meyer
January 9, 2007
US JW1x bronze medalist Lindsay Meyer's account of her Jr. Worlds semifinal; in 2006, Meyer was the first U.S. junior women's sculler ever to medal at the World Championships.  more

Vires et Honestas
November 27, 2006
"Attention!" This is it. Are you ready?  more

Head of the Fox Salutes Matt Fox
October 16, 2006
The 17th annual Tail of the Fox Regatta in was about a lot more than a great day of racing on the Fox River.  more

We proceeded at stately pace through the basin, in a two story tall power boat, with an orange Van Dusen perched across the rear guardrails, gently waking everyone and everything  more

8,999 Meters
June 13, 2006
Nothing quite like a warm bath in the morning...  more

Some Thoughts on the Winter Olympics
March 22, 2006
As the Turin Olympics came to a close last weekend, I was thinking about how special the Olympic concept is.  more

MORNING PRAYER: Ode from a Fallen Oarsman
March 9, 2006
Written for a young friend who died  more

Camp Reflections
February 20, 2006
"We learned from the coaching; we learned from each other:" Jim Preston recalls a week at The All American Rowing Camp masters camps.  more

Before Sunrise
February 15, 2006
Standing shove off the dock, as my butt hits the seat I hear over the coxbox that today's workout is warmup to the top of the river, and a three mile headrace all the way down, rating 30.  more

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