10 things people don’t know about rowing

by Giuseppe Lamanna (translated by Gillian Shaw) original text

Oscar Wilde once wrote that “the public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing”. Considering the sales volumes of weekly gossip publications, you could say that he was right.

Luckily, this idea doesn’t fit well with the life of a rower. Amongst the perfect rower’s talents is a deep-seated curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, particularly about the sport itself. Don’t forget the 10 things that people don’t know about rowing and its culture.

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