Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Nice Rowing Evening

Maybe not a large group, but a very strong one, gathered at Bank Square Books in Downtown of Mystic on Tuesday, May 26 for “A Rowers Evening”. Dana Avery of Mystic River Boathouse in Noank and representatives from almost all the organizations that are involved with rowing in the Mystic area were there. Dana had brought a single scull and a rowing machine, and while the movie True Blue (for some unknown reason in the U.S. called Miracle at Oxford) was running on a computer in the background, rowers, coaches, customers – especially a very nice couple from England – and bookstore owners and staff were chatting about the wonderful sport of rowing.

I was very happy to see that the bookstore had managed to get some copies of Frank Cunningham’s book The Sculler at Ease, first published in 1992, and re-published in paperback in 1999. If you would like to get hold of a copy of Cunningham's wonderful book, please call the bookstore at 860-536-3795. In stock right now are also hard-to-find books like Tom Weil’s Beauty and the Boats and Ed Monahan’s Rowing Retrospections.

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