The following articles were written by contributors to NorthwestRowing.com, or are being published on the web here by the first time with specific permission from the authors.
Links to Other Great Rowing Articles:
"Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream disappears."
-Jim Dietz, Rowing Coach, USCGA
Physics of Rowing
A website with a rather complete evaluation of the different physics involved in the sport of rowing.
Master's Coaching - Articles
Some great articles by Mayrene T. Earle, M.Ed., who has spent over 30 years as a coach and educator, and an Assist. Professor and Head Women's Crew Coach at MIT.
An inspirational collection of quoatations by rowers or about rowing.
Rowing Through the Ages
A description of the origins of competitive rowing, as well as a description of the different types of rowing events.
Seasons of Rowing
A brief explanation of the different rowing seasons - a primer for the novice rower or their family.
This article was written by Alan Greenberg of the Hartford Courant, and it talks about the history of rowing camps which Yale and Harvard use to prepare for their annual four-mile grueling race. The story won second place for a feature story by the Associated Press Sports Editors. (Link is to The Dallas Morning News, which re-printed the article).
Big Bodies, Small Boats: Romance Among the Oarsmen (and Oarswomen)
Is it okay to date your coxswain? How do lightweights and heavyweights pair up? As one woman rower was quoted, rowing can limit your dating options: "You spend countless hours around these guys with rock-hard, chiseled bodies, and you get warped. How can you be expected to settle for anything less?" (Seattle Weekly, Feb. 11, 2004)
Rowing Technique - Stroke Cycles
An informative description of world-class rowing technique, accompanied by images of the "catch positions" of world-class rowers while competing 2003 FISA Milan World Championships. Prepared by Neil Wallace, published on the Inverness Rowing Club web site.
A Not-So-Motley Crew: The daughter of champions learns to row "'ROWERS ARE IDIOTS.' That was the only thought in my head after completing a hellish, gut-wrenching time trial, an event forced on me by my mom. How could eight and a half minutes be so exhausting?...."
(Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, May 2008)