Pocock Classic Cedar Singles
To the University of Washington Men's Crew
at Henley England, 1958

(Courtesy Pocock Racing Shells)

"Rowing a race is an art not a frantic scramble, it must be rowed with head power as well a muscular power.

From the first stroke, all thought of the other crew must be blocked out. Your thoughts must be directed to you and your own boat, always positively, never negative. Row your optimum power every stroke, try and increase the optimum. Men as fit as you, when your everyday strength is gone, can draw on a mysterious reservoir of power far greater. Then it is you who can reach for the stars.

That is the only way championships are made. That is the legacy rowing can leave you."

- George Pocock

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See also George's Notes on the Sculling Stroke

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