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New Rowing Book: Pieces of Eight about Bob Janousek

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Pieces of Eight, the story of how Bob Janousek restored British rowing to the Olympic medal podium in 1976, is published by the River Rowing Museum.

Pieces of Eight: Bob Janousek Olympic Coach

Author, Chris Dodd’s Pieces of Eight is a ripping yarn that records the feat of a Czech coach who arrived in Britain with no English in hand-picking a squad to set his adopted country on course for the Redgrave era on the rowing gold standard.

Janousek’s revolution changed the social map of British rowing and set it on a long climb to top nation as the London 2012 Olympic regatta approaches.

Pieces of Eight is available by mail order or in person from the River Rowing Museum shop online, or the Richard Way Bookshop, Henley on Thames.  Price £20 plus shipping.

Hear what they say about Pieces of Eight:

Pieces of Eight is a masterpiece. If you want to know why rowing is one of Britain’s ‘Formula One’ Olympic sports you should read this book.
— Lord Moynihan, chairman of the British Olympic Association

There’s no delicate way to put this. If you’re a regular Rowperfect reader, you’re just . . . well . . . smarter than most people looking to improve their rowing, sculling, coxing or coaching.

About Rebecca Caroe
Rebecca is the host of RowingChat podcast and is a masters athlete and coach. Passionate about helping others enjoy the sport as much as she does. View all posts from Rebecca Caroe

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