On 6 November, HTBS reminded the readers that it was Movember and time to grow and groom a moustache, a mo, as it’s called this particular month. We are reminded by the Mo-Movement about men’s health, and the Movember Foundation is raising money around the world to fund projects in mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer to mention a few. “Your donation could help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man’s life,” as it says on the foundation’s website. Google to see if there is a foundation in your country that raises money for this good cause.
Since HTBS ran the article on 6 November, we received photos and pictures of rowers in their elegant mos. Therefore, we are running a second batch of rowers in their beautiful mos.
The 2021 Larry Gluckman Crew
Shortly after HTBS had published the 6 November article, Michael Vatis sent an email with two photographs. Vatis wrote that he thought that I would get a chuckle out of the images, which were taken at the Head of the Charles Regatta in October. He was right.
The Fat Cat RC (Princeton alums) decided to honour the memory of coach Larry Gluckman at this year’s Head of the Charles Regatta. Michael Vatis wrote:
As the Princeton men’s heavyweight coach in the 1980s, Larry not only coached Princeton to its first IRA Championship (and Ten Eyck trophy), but also brought together the diverse programs into one united boathouse, joined by an ethos of equality, camaraderie, and hard work. So, his legacy at Princeton is a lasting one, even if his time there was relatively brief.
At the Head of the Charles, six of the Fat Cat RC’s entries wore special jerseys bearing Gluckman’s name, “but a few of Fat Cat crews decided to go the next step and add a personal touch,” Vatis said in his email. The Fat Cat Senior Master eight agreed to grow a mo. “Sadly, our spouses feel the same about mustaches as yours [Mrs B.] does, so the growths did not last till November (I guess that makes them merely “Mocktober” mustaches),” Vatis wrote.
He continued: “Notably, only Joe, Gordon and I rowed under Larry. Four of the other guys were lightweights, and two rowed after Larry had left.”
HTBS Crew Mos
Two members of the HTBS Team did proudly wear a mo once upon a time, but unfortunately neither of them can lay their hands on a picture for this article.
Two members of the HTBS Team, Greg Denieffe and Philip Kuepper, claim not having had a mo. It’s a pity, they will never know what they have missed!
One member of the HTBS crew is excused on this subject, Hélène Rémond.