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Posts published in February 2017

Crossing the Film Finish Line

For four years now, Adam Reist has been following women’s rowing at the high school, collegiate, and international levels. The veteran filmmaker has filmed his subjects’ wins, their losses, their…

Dame Katherine Grainger

Rio Olympic silver medalist Katherine Grainger has been named a dame in this year’s British New Year’s Honor List. With five Olympic medals, Grainger is Great Britain’s most decorated female…

FISA Turns 125

Rowing’s international governing body has  a birthday coming up. On June 25, the Federation Internationale des Societies d’Aviron, also known as FISA, will celebrate the 125 mark. Founded in 1892—two…

Go Row Indoor

British Rowing is aiming to double the number of indoor rowers in the already-mad rowing nation over the next five years. To aid in the effort, dubbed “Go Row Indoor,”…

Mountain Time

Climbing up to the birthplace of extreme skiing—New Hampshire’s Tuckerman’s Ravine—was my way of closing out 2016. Nestled in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, on the back side of…

On the Edge

Concept2’s vortex edge has two key design features: a smooth round edge (compare this to the sharp corners of a normal blade); and small triangular devices designed to swirl the…

The Art of the Start

The impending arrival of the scholastic racing season doesn’t leave a lot of time to work on one of the most critical aspects of a sprint race: the start. To…

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