The awesome USA Womens Rowing Calendar

Each year fundraising for clubs and teams is a key part of getting a successful crew to the start line of important races.  The USA heavyweight Women are the most successful eight in the world.  They are not fully funded by US Rowing and have to raise money and so they organise the production of a calendar.

The Power & Grace Calendar is the official fundraiser of the US National Women’s Rowing Team, and entirely athlete-managed.

Where does your donation go?

  • Competition Fees
  • Transportation
  • Training Equipment
  • Medical Expenses
  • Living Expenses

In 2011 the 1,500 copies sold out in three weeks.  this year, getting more ambitious, the crew have printed 5,000.  This is your opportunity to get some athletic beauty adorning your walls for 2012.  Buy the calendar for US$ 13.99.

We found the story behind the photo shoot from the photographers Jordan Matter and Jeremy Saladyga – it’s worth reading for the complexity of “getting” some of the shots as well as matching the desire of the crew with the practicalities of available daylight and only one day to get all the photos done.

Adrienne Martelli, of the US World Championship quad is photographed on the Rowperfect…. lovely!

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