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  • Written by Julie Summers
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780747812111
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Boat races and regattas are mainstays of the British summer — but where did these races originate and how have they become so important a part of our culture? Historian, writer and novice sculler Julie Summers here explains the history of British rowing as a competitive sport from the early nineteenth century to the present day. She then profiles the three most famous rowing events: the Boat Race, rowed on the incoming tide from Putney to Mortlake in spring; Henley Royal Regatta, which takes place on the first weekend of July; and the Olympic Games, which have yielded some of the greatest British Olympians of all time, including Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Matthew Pinsent and Jack Beresford.

Table of Contents

One Foot
The Rise of Competitive Rowing
Amateur Versus Professional
Racing: Principles and Traditions
The Boat Race
Henley Royal Regatta
Women's Rowing
The Olympic Games
Further Reading
Places to Visit
Index

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