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In chapter 3 the author writes about the amount of pain involved with rowing. There is quite a lot of it actually. The impression is that there is more pain in rowing than in most of the other sports. The book does not give enough context for readers to know whether or not this is true. Rowers, at least at this level, are described as having "Type A personalities." Interpersonal tensions are common, as there is great rivalry amongst men on the same team. Loyalty and rivalry are key words for the chapter, with loyalty usually winning.

Rowing boats. During the first half of the twentieth century there are rowing teams of each gender, but no co-ed teams. There is more than one type of rowing boat; another name for these is sculls. There are singles, doubles, four-person boats, and 8-person boats. The rowers tend to...

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