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Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann

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THE ISTHMIAN LIBRARY: A Series of Volumes dealing popularly with the whole range of Field Sports and Athletics.

Edited by B. FLETCHER ROBINSON, and Illustrated by numerous Sketches and Instantaneous Photographs. Post 8vo, cloth, 5 s. each.

Vol. I. Rugby Football. By B. FLETCHER ROBINSON, with chapters by FRANK MITCHELL, R. H. CATTELL, C. J. N. FLEMING, GREGOR MACGREGOR, and H. B. TRISTRAM, and dedicated by permission to Mr. ROWLAND HILL.

Vol. II. The Complete Cyclist. By A. C. PEMBERTON, Mrs. HARCOURT WILLIAMSON, and C. J. SISLEY.

Vol. IV. Rowing. By R. C. LEHMANN, with chapters by GUY NICKALLS and C. M. PITMAN.

Vol. V. Boxing. By R. ALLANSON WINN.

Other volumes are in preparation, and will be duly announced.

ROWING

[Illustration: THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE BOATRACE, 1894.]

The Isthmian Library Edited by B. Fletcher Robinson

No. 4

ROWING

BY R. C. LEHMANN

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY GUY NICKALLS, G. L. DAVIS, C. M. PITMAN, W. E. CRUM, AND E. G. BLACKMORE

ILLUSTRATED

LONDON A. D. INNES & COMPANY LIMITED 1898

AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP

I DEDICATE THIS BOOK

TO

MR. HERBERT THOMAS STEWARD,

CHAIRMAN OF THE AMATEUR ROWING ASSOCIATION; CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT, HENLEY REGATTA; AND PRESIDENT OF THE LEANDER CLUB.

AUTHOR'S PREFACE.

My thanks are due to the proprietors of the Daily News and of the English Illustrated Magazine for permission to include in this book the substance of articles originally contributed to their columns. I have not added to the Appendix any lists of winning crews, as these are to be found very fully and accurately set out in the Rowing Almanack, published every year at the office of the Field .

For the rest, I have endeavoured to make the rowing instructions which will be found in this book as concise as was compatible with perfect clearness, assuming at all times that I was addressing myself first of all to the novice. No doubt other oarsmen will differ here and there from my conclusions. Absolute unanimity on every detail of rowing is not to be expected.

All I can do is to assure my readers that nothing has been set down here the truth and accuracy of which I have not proved at least, to my own satisfaction.

The illustrations are reproduced from photographs by Messrs. Stearn, of Cambridge; Messrs. Gillman, of Oxford; Messrs. Marsh, of Henley on Thames; Messrs. Hills and Saunders, of Eton; Messrs. Pach Brothers, of Cambridge (Mass.); and Mr. J. G. Williams, of East Molesey.

R. C. L. October, 1897.

CONTENTS.

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I. INTRODUCTORY 1

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