Friday, 21 August 2009

Rowing, Cornish style

John Hesp has sent some fabulous shots of skiff racing in Calstock recently.
The skiffs are carvel built, rowed by one or two scullers or three oarsmen 'randan' style with an oar at each end and a sculler in the middle.
I hadn't realised how far back the scullers lean, allowing them to maximise the time the blade is in the water. It looks like hard work, but great fun.

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