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Rowing Tales 2019

Rowing Tales 2019

Every rower in the world, every coach and every coxswain has told a story to someone about their experience of rowing.

This is the 3rd collection of Rowing Tales edited by Rebecca Caroe from the RowingChat podcast.

Drew Ginn and Eric Murrray are two very different, successful oarsmen who happen to have been coached by the same man, Noel Donaldson. His comparison of the two and their unique abilities to multitask gives us insight into what makes a top athlete. Similarly, Bryan Volpenhein’s story about “Faking Erg Scores” and Bryan Kitch’s sartorial errors at Henley Royal Regatta will make you wince.

A new Rowing Tales book is coming

Rowing Tales, Volume one and volume 2, rowing stories

Early warning…. November 11th will be the date when we release the 2019 edition of Rowing Tales. Edited by Rebecca Caroe it’s become a fixture on our annual calendar.  She collects these stories from her Rowing Chat Podcast guests and the Rowperfect Masters Rowing International Facebook group as well as talking to people she meets. […]

Rowing Tales Bundle

Rowing Tales, Volume one and volume 2, rowing stories

The anthology of rowing stories compiled by the team from the RowingChat podcast – Rebecca Caroe and Peter Mallory.  Stories from Olympic glory to (nearly) sinking on the Hudson River, of the Boat Race and inter-school rivalry between Teddies and Radley.

You will empathise.  You will sympathise and you will recall your own rowing memories after reading these.

A new volume of Rowing Tales

We are delighted to announce the imminent publication of Rowing Tales 2018 – curated as before by Peter Mallory (Editor) and Rebecca Caroe. This year’s book includes contributions from rowers and coaches from around the world and for the first time we’ve added in some rowing poetry.  You will enjoy Annabel Eyres’ beautiful front cover […]

Rowing Tales 2018

Rowing Tales 2018

Every rower in the world, every coach and every coxswain has told a story to someone about their experience of rowing.

This book curates tales from around the world – some are the highest Olympic representatives; others enthusiastic club members.The opening tale is about the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race and another relates to old Blues racing again in Manhattan as part of the Britain Salutes New York Pageant.

Hong Kong’s famous chair race pits rowers against Gurkhas around the Peak while Eric Murray describes his race home for the birth of his son. Each tale is re-told with wry smiles and the gleam of remembrance of past regattas.

We have tales from athletes in opposing crews describing the same race – in Munich for the 1972 Olympic Regatta. And another Father and Son Tale told by both participants. Some of the tales start their telling through the podcast, hosted by Rebecca Caroe who has compiled this anthology aided by Editor, Peter Mallory.  This is the second volume of Rowing Tales – 2017 is available separately.

Full list of authors is in the pictures.

  • Mike Sweeney
  • Mike Spraklen
  • Ross Collinge
  • Eric Murray
  • Matt McQuillan
  • Agostino Abbagnale
  • Hamish Roots
  • Roberta Arnold
  • Dan Boyne
  • Henry Trotter
  • Sigrid Hudson
  • Peter Bos

Tales of Row: A review of Rowing Tales by Tim Koch

Rowing Tales, rowperfect, rowing anthology

This post was originally published on Hear the Boat Sing. 30 October 2017 Tim Koch reveals what his rowing friends are getting for Christmas. The Naked City, a 1948 film noir directed by Jules Dassin, famously concluded with the line ‘There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them’. Nearly 60 years later, […]

A Passion to Share Rowing Tales

University of Cape Town, Rowing University crews,

Rowing Tales (2017), an anthology assembled by Rebecca Caroe, brings together a collection of authors with a passion to share: the rowing experience. These stories express the sport of rowing from all angles ⎯ from people who couldn’t be more different from each other, who learn from each other, and from the varying emotions elicited […]

Rowing Tales 2 for 1 book launch

We’re delighted to announce that Rowing Tales – the anthology of anecdotes about the sport of rowing is launching today. Written by over 40 separate contributors, this is the ultimate collection of stories for the rowing enthusiast.  Below you will find a launch offer to buy 2 for the price of one before 1st November […]