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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Next Rowing History Forum On 10 March, 2012!

It is time to prepare for the next Rowing History Forum, this time in Mystic, Connecticut. On his site Friends of Rowing History, rowing historian Bill Miller has just posted information about the upcoming Forum, which is going to be on Saturday, 10 March, 2012, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (check-in time between 8:45-9:00 a.m.) in the River Room at the Latitude 41° Restaurant* by Mystic Seaport on105 Greenmanville Avenue, Mystic, Connecticut. (*The restaurant was formerly known as the Seamen’s Inne.)

Here is the programme:
1) Special guest Peter Raymond, Princeton '68, 1968 Olympic Four & 1972 Olympic Eight, will give a talk entitled “The Transition to Ratzeburg Training & US National Camp System”.
2) Famous rowing historian and collector Tom Weil will entertain the crowd with “Cheers & Jeers: A Prospective on Women & Rowing from 1850 to 1900”.
3) Joanne Wright Iverson, who is the president of Vesper Boat Club and author of An Obsession With Rings, will give a talk called “National Women’s Rowing Assoc. & Modern Women’s Rowing”.
4) Rowing historian Peter Mallory, now world famous for his marvellous work The Sport of Rowing, will talk about a famous Cambridge coach in “Steve Fairbairn: The Man, The Athlete, and The Coach”.
5) The world’s most renowned rowing writer, and historian at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, Christopher Dodd, who has a new rowing book coming out this spring, will give updates about his museum and other rowing news in England.

In the afternoon, at 3:00 p.m. there will be a tour of the Rowing Shells & Equipment at Mystic Seaport’s boat storage in the Rossi Mill (across the street from the Latitude 41° Restaurant), and a reception in the National Rowing Foundation Rooms at Mystic Seaport (adjacent building), where you will also be able to view “Let Her Run”, an exhibition of rowing history, which is mainly built up by historians Bill Miller and Tom Weil.

Participation is limited to 100 people, and the cost is $40 to cover cost of light lunch and beverages.

Registration information will be posted soon on where you will also find additional information about the event.

A trivial note: this is the 800th post on HTBS!

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