It will probably come as very little surprise to people, but I Row. This is not to be confused with dragonboating or kayaking or outrigger canoeing – those are all paddling sports. If you insist on disagreeing with me, I’m fully prepared to give you an intimate introduction to the differences in equipment.
Anyway, I don’t bother writing about rowing, because it’s only actually interesting to rowers.
Except sometimes I come up with something that I feel I must inflict on the internets – and this is one of those times.
There are different types of rowing and different sizes of boats in each type. Without getting too technical about it all, you can sweep (use 1 oar per person) or scull (2 oars per person) in boats from 1 person up to 8 people. Some of these are also rowed with someone steering/coaching called a coxswain (usually called cox or coxie).
Keeping those in mind, I’m a sweeper, usually rowing an 8+ or a 4+, both of those being coxed boats. My new personal goal is to row a 4- (being a coxless or straight 4).
Why do I want to do that you ask? Because I have a great idea for crew jerseys.
What’s this great idea? I thought you’d never ask!
(wait for it….)
“Rock out with your Cox out!”
Badum tssss…. Thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week. Try the steak, and don’t forget to tip your waitress…