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The author treats this book as an introduction to rowing. The first thing about rowing, is that like work, there are crews to get the races won and the jobs done. There are special boats for this sport. There are also different boats for running races using various numbers of crew members.

The single scullers. Rowing alone is rather common for practicing, but is far less common for races. The higher up in the competition people can reach, the more prized the opportunity to race as a single sculler.

Doubles. This is a two man or woman boat. These people will have experience training as single scullers and as oarsmen or oarswomen on a team. One contrast showcased in the book is the difference between the Americans and Germans during the 1970s and 1980s. The Americans tend to train people in the single sculls and then cobble together...

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