Minor correction regarding the Oxford / Cambridge boat race - the female coxswain (Zoe De Toledo) was in the Dark Blue (Oxford) boat - but yes, she has taken some of the blame for steering into the Cambridge boat and causing the broken oar for her own 6-seat. Sorry to be pedantic :)
Did anyone read the NY times article about what happened at the Oxford/Cambridge regatta, The Boat Race?
An activist, believed to be Trenton Oldfield, swam out into the water, interrupting the race and claimed civil disobedience in protesting the elitism of crew as a sport.
What else happened in the race, you may ask?
An Oxford rower broke an oar after colliding with the Cambridge boat
A coxswain (the only female in the race) was accused of steering her boat into the Oxford’s eight, causing the broken oar
Oxford’s leading oarsmen, the bowseat Alex Woods passed out unconscious. Medics worked for half an hour giving him oxygen before sending him via ambulance Charing Cross Hospital where he stayed over night.
The festivities including the after ceremonies and trophy presentation were disbanded.
Well... It's not exactly a submission, but I've always wanted to join a crew/rowing team ever since I first heard about it. My college thankfully has a crew team. I'm male, about 5'7 and weigh 135lbs. I know the taller you are, the better advantage you have. Does me being relatively short prevent me from rowing? I actually don't know a whole lot about it, is there anything I can do to prepare? (I can join come early fall) Thanks!
Firstly, being five foot seven, relatively short, does not prevent you from rowing at all. I am that height (plus a quarter inch!) and I row just fine in both the bow and the stern. You should be totally fine, and can probably be a lightweight for your team, since you’re only 135 lbs.
Secondly, the best thing to do to prepare for rowing is start working out. Erging (rowing machine) is a great way to start getting ready to be a rower. You can find them at most gyms in cardio rooms. Or, running is always good, as is stretching and even a bit of weight lifting. Try putting on some muscle, and eating Chiobani (greek yoghurt) is also good for rowers.
Anything else I can help with? If not, GOOD LUCK! And have fun :D
you should set up a queue, that way you post a rower thing once or twice a day and your submissions will last 2 weeks instead of posting 400 in a row and going through all your submissions at once
I know I should do that, you’re absolutely right. The problem is that I have trouble setting up the queue so that the numbers go in order. Would I have the higher numbers on the top or the bottom? I have queue issues :(