Hi, this is my first article, I will continue to add content. This page may need some clean up as I do not have much experience with wiki formatting. I used www.usrowing.org to double check most of the content. I have been involved with rowing for about seven years now so some of this content is from my own experience. I am currently rowing as a college athlete. Regards, Patricia L. Stackpole.
- Hi, Patricia, glad to see you here and at work! Enjoy! People will come along from time to time to help out if necessary with any formatting problems. In the meantime, one little tip -- don't physically write out your name at the end of any comments that you make on the Talk pages. Just type in four tildes (like this ~~~~, and that will automatically put your signature and date there. Thanks! Hayford Peirce 17:52, 28 May 2009 (UTC)
What about *other* kinds of rowing?
When I was a kid we had a summer place on the Atlantic Ocean on the far southwest corner of Mount Dessert Island (the non-chic corner) and we had a real row boat, just like the local fisherman used for their small jobs. We used to *row* places, no motor at all. So I grew up thinking that "rowing" meant going for a row in a rowboat. And isn't there a famous Renoir or Degas painting of a couple of guys and a girl in a rowboat looking festive? I think this should be mentioned in the article. We don't say "baseballing" or "footballing", but I suppose that there are still some old-fashioned people who use the word rowing in this sense.... Hayford Peirce 18:35, 28 May 2009 (UTC)