|Pocock Classic Cedar Singles
The restoration of the Hoh, which had been donated to the Port Townsedn Club by Lake Washingtron Rowing Club, was carried out by a cadre of volunteer rowers under the leadership of Ted Shoulberg, who spent
courtesy Dan Depew
|countless hours stripping, repairing, sanding and varnishing the shell. Stan Pocock was so impressed with the exquisite work that he requested the return of the Hoh to the George Pocock Rowing Center in Seattle where it would be placed on permanent display. Ted, and the many volunteers who had worked on it agreed, if sadly. The beloved shell had become the centerpiece of Port Townsend's fledgling rowing scene. So it was with both tears and pride that it was presented to Stan and the Pocock Center in September, 2005, where it now hangs in a place of honor.
1960 U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Four - Lake Washington(J. Sayre/R. Wailes/T. Nash/A. Ayrault)
Coming from behind, the LWRC Straight Four takes the gold on Lake Albano in Rome, 1960... from Stan Pocock's book, "Way Enough!" in which Stan has incuded several pages of recollections about the famous crew and their race.
|The Hoh was built by Stan Pocock, who also coached the Lake Washington crew to Olympic gold in 1960. Their success helped establish the then three year old Lake Washington Rowing Club.
The Hoh is a "straight four" (without coxswain) that can also be rigged as a "quad" for sculling. According to Joe Sweeney from the Penn Athletic Club, "In the 1960 Olympics in Rome the US four without from Lake Washington with Art Ayrault, Ted Nash, John Sayer and Rich Wailes, won the straight four, coming from behind at the first 500 to win in 6:26 over Italy 6:28 and Russia 6:29."
Pictures of rowing and restoring the Hoh in Port Townsend
Hoh - Summary, the short version
1960 Gold Medal Winner
Lake Washington shells - Husky Challenger & Hoh
Refinishing the Hoh in 2004
Rowing the Hoh
Hoh Damaged August, 2004
Pocock Classic Cedar Singles
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