Open Water Rowing Handbook, by Bruce Brown : LUSENET : Open-water rowing : One Thread

Does anyone have a copy of this, and is it worth owning/reading? I'm new to open water rowing, but an experienced sailor (open water and inland stuff) -Gary-

-- Gary Powell (, March 03, 2003


Or would "Boats, Oars, and Rowing" be a better choice, if so why? -Gary-

-- Gary Powell (, March 03, 2003.

Dear Gary,

I have both books and I believe both are excellent references. The B. Brown book emphasizes sliding seat rowing while the R.D. Culler book (Boats, Oars and Rowing) deals exclusively with classical, fixed seat boats. If you're new to rowing and you're undecided about what type of rowing you prefer or what types of boats you like these books are excellent starting points. Also, you should check out the Buyer's Guide to Open-Water Rowing Boats by published by Open-Water Rowing


Andre de Bardelaben

-- Andre de Bardelaben (, March 04, 2003.

Hi Andrei,

I have a dory with a sliding seat. I'm looking for a book on techniques, say how to launch into a small surf, and or rowing techniques. For instance the crossed hand with one trailing the other. Etc. And anything that might me a safer and better rower. So I don't really need a guide to kinds of boats, I made that committment (At least for the next couple of years or so.)


-- Gary Powell (, March 04, 2003.

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