The library

A collection of more or (much) less informative articles and tidbits relating to rowing. Most of the stuff have been downloaded over time from

Disclaimer: The information found in these articles is given with absolutely no guarantee. The opinions stated herein do not neccesarily reflect the opinions of Rice University, Rice Rowing Club, its officers, or the administrator of this service.

Rowing Bibliography : A list of books about rowing. Additions are welcome. E-mail to address below.
Rowing Terminology: : Mostly for newcomers to the sport.
Making Weight : A word of caution for lightweights starving themselves to make weight.
What Is Carbo Loading?: Does it help rowers?
Racing Starts: A collection of opionions of which is the fastest way to start a race.
How an erg works:'Ever wonder about those numbers
The origin of the word "Coxwain"
Erg EquivalenciesComparable settings for the Model B and C Concept II ergs.
Significance of weight: How does the weight of rowers, equipment, and coxwains affect performance and boat speed?
Current and water depth: How does current velocity and depth of water affect boat speed?

The lighter side

And God Created...: Why things are.
Personality Traits In An Eight: Have you ever wondered why Coach put you there?
You know you are in trouble when...: Things a coxswain should never say.

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