From the Back Cover
Essential Sculling is an authoritative, concise, and thoroughly readable handbook that focuses on helping anyone become an accomplished sculler. Here Daniel J. Boyne, offers the finest instruction - for men and women alike - on the art and skill of rowing, including: identifying and buying a well-made boat; beginner and advanced technique; boat-handling skills; drills for blending technique and power; training for competition; the mechanics of rigging; the value of camps and coaches; and much more.With clear descriptions, and illustrations throughout, Boyne teaches a healthy respect for both the tradition of sculling and the precise beauty of its execution. (6 X 9, 160 pages, b&w photos, diagrams)
About the Author
Daniel J. Boyne is director of recreational rowing at Harvard University. An avid freelance writer, his work has appeared in American Rowing, Boston Book Review, Harvard Magazine, and Wooden Boat.