Posts tagged “rowing”

Nude Rowing

Nude, and loving it – The members of Scotland’s Robert Gordon University Crew team, who, according to captain Andrew Shannon, are training in the buff to “find out what natural assets we have for rowing.” The team, which has braved wintry conditions while preparing for next month’s Aberdeen Universities boat race, consists of four female


The USRowing web site is essentially the same as it was five years ago. It’s incredible that this is the organization that basically runs the sport of crew in the United States and they haven’t bothered to make the most simple of upgrades. There must be thousands of rowers who are also computer geeks. Their

Searching for Michael Sapp

So here’s an interesting idea. I used to have a pal named Mike Sapp. We rowed together for Florida Crew in ’95 and ’96. I can’t find him. I’ve looked. I’ve tried all his old eMail addresses. None work. I’ve tried all the internet people-finders and looker-uppers. No dice. Then I thought, “Maybe he reads

David Rows

Here are five shots of me rowing. I sat two-seat for almost every race. These pictures do not do the sport justice.

Well the UF College of Health and Human Performance has finally decided to allow Florida Crew to post their page again. If you’ve never been to the site, spend a few minutes there. When I was on crew [the jurassic period] my boat once whipped a boat from RPI. When you beat a crew on the water (if it’s a *real* race) the losers have to give their shirts to the winners. I am the only one I know that owns a red RPI tank top. My best friend and his older brother both went to RPI for a time. I could go on for pages, but the point is that there is no point to this post …

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