Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Two New Rowing Blogs

Lucy Pocock, the 1912 Women's Sculling Champion of the Thames. Photo: River & Rowing Museum.

While we wait for Tim Koch to arrange all his photographs that he took at Henley Royal Regatta and of which some will be posted on HTBS, we would like to push for two new rowing blogs. The first one is the River & Rowing Museum's blog celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a war that took many young men's lives; amongst them some of the young oarsmen who had rowed in the Boat Race and at Henley prior to the War. Not only is this blog telling stories of the fallen oarsmen, but also about the Home Front in Henley-on-Thames. Go to the blog here.

The second new rowing blog is The Rowlup, written by sports journalist Martin Gough, who not only writes about sports but also about rowing (Martin is a rowing coach in London). He now and then writes pieces about the history of rowing on his blog. Go to his blog here.

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