Martin Cross, who writes about rowing for The Guardian and is blogging under the name The Blogging Oarsman, has a wonderful article on FISA’s website. In his article, called “Lessons in teamwork from rowing”, Cross writes:
‘From the Australia to Europe to the U.S. the stories of teamwork are undeniable, cropping up in every boathouse and around every corner. At the University of Washington, the memory of the ‘36 crew lives on. Olympic Champion in the men’s eight in 2004 and Washington graduate Matt Deakin said, “I was real proud of them; they were a huge influence on us.” Deakin explained that at Washington freshmen are required to memorise the names of their 1936 crew. The revered Pocock shell that Moch’s crew raced in still hangs in the University of Washington boathouse. It’s not only a reminder of the excellence to which they all aspire but a living symbol of the power of teamwork in a unique sport.’
Read the article here.