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"Rowing: A Timeless Pursuit of Strength, Skill, and Serenity" Immerse yourself in the world of rowing, a sport that has captivated hearts for centuries

Background imageRowing Collection: Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson

Ultra-Marine by William Heath Robinson
One of Margates new " Neversink" pleasure boats for keeping an even keel inthe roughest seas. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing Boat Eight

Rowing Boat Eight
Oar pattern: a study of a typical rowing eight a rowing boat team of eight men, seen from a bridge above

Background imageRowing Collection: England, Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Boathouses and Rowers on River Thames

England, Oxfordshire, Henley-on-Thames, Boathouses and Rowers on River Thames

Background imageRowing Collection: Crew Team Rowing

Crew Team Rowing

Background imageRowing Collection: Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938

Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, from World War II, 1938
France - 20th century, Second World War - Engagez-vous Rengagez-vous dans les Troupes Coloniales. Maurice Toussaint poster advertising colonial recruitment, 1938

Background imageRowing Collection: ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

ROWING TEAM, c1913. The Cambridge rowing team on a river. Photograph, c1913

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing boats at Ambleside N060978

Rowing boats at Ambleside N060978
LAKE WINDERMERE, Lake District National Park, Ambleside, Cumbria. Rowing boats at sunset

Background imageRowing Collection: Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon

Scene with fishermen at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon
Scene with fishermen and boats at Beesands, Start Bay, Devon -- coastal erosion can be seen in the middle distance, caused by storm damage and protected over the years by sea defences

Background imageRowing Collection: Gorey Harbour, and Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

Gorey Harbour, and Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Channel Islands. Date: 1960s

Background imageRowing Collection: Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson

Illustration, Railway Ribaldry by W Heath Robinson -- The building of Saltash Bridge. Date: 1935

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing Boat Oars

Rowing Boat Oars
Rowing boat oars. Date: 1930s

Background imageRowing Collection: Grace Darling, rowing with her father

Grace Darling, rowing with her father
Grace Horsley Darling (1815 - 1842), daughter of the lighthouse keeper, William Darling, on the Farne Islands, seen here rowing with her father to the sinking steamboat the SS Forfarshire in 1838

Background imageRowing Collection: Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh

Britains New Navy in Training - HMS Raleigh. circa 1930s

Background imageRowing Collection: Queens College Cambridge rowing team

Queens College Cambridge rowing team on the River Cam, near Searles Boathouse and Winter Boat Builders. Date: early 20th century

Background imageRowing Collection: The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927

The Wettest Derby on Record by The Tout, 1927
The Wettest Derby on record in 1927 with numerous well-known personalities of the turf coping with the flooded course with the help of umbrellas and rowing boats. Includes the jockey M

Background imageRowing Collection: Maidenhead bridge & Skindles hotel

Maidenhead bridge & Skindles hotel
The riverside town of Maidenhead in Berkshire showing the seven-arched bridge constructed in 1772 and the famous Skindles hotel, known in former days as the Orkney Arms

Background imageRowing Collection: George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence

George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence, 25 December 1776 (chromolitho)
6029901 George Washington crossing the Delaware during the American War of Independence, 25 December 1776 (chromolitho) by Leutze

Background imageRowing Collection: The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas)

The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas)
3247630 The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 71x92 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; French, out of copyright

Background imageRowing Collection: The Temple of Dreams by Arild Rosenkrantz

The Temple of Dreams by Arild Rosenkrantz
A man and a woman rowing towards a temple. Date: 1930

Background imageRowing Collection: Fowey harbour, Cornwall. 1914

Fowey harbour, Cornwall. 1914
A view from Fowey Town Quay looking across the harbour to Bodinnick. The SS Alexy is moored just below Bodinnick. Photographer: Herbert Hughes

Background imageRowing Collection: Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA - Greetings Postcard

Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA - Greetings Postcard Date: 1895

Background imageRowing Collection: Marlow Bridge crossing the river Thames, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Marlow Bridge crossing the river Thames, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Background imageRowing Collection: Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta
A stylised illustration of a view at Henley Regatta, started in 1839 by a local solicitor and one of the highlights of the summer social calendar being the most famous rowing event of the year

Background imageRowing Collection: Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis

Britains frogmen divers by G. H. Davis
Introducing Britains frog-men: diving wreckers who blasted open a path to the Normandy beaches. These underwater commandos worked off the D-Day beaches

Background imageRowing Collection: Sir Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Vanity Fair, Spy

Sir Harcourt Gilbey Gold, Vanity Fair, Spy
SIR HARCOURT GILBEY GOLD (1876-1952) Oarsman and President of the Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC), in flannels and blazer. Caption: Tarka Date: 1876 - 1952

Background imageRowing Collection: The Harbour, Cadgwith, Cornwall. 1908

The Harbour, Cadgwith, Cornwall. 1908
A man and woman admire the visiting French ketch Nouvelle Marie, moored at Cadgwith. The ship was lost with all hands in 1909 off the coast of Glamorgan

Background imageRowing Collection: BOAT RACE, 1873. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Ready to start

BOAT RACE, 1873. The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - Ready to start

Background imageRowing Collection: HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

HOMER: FOG WARNING, 1885. Oil on canvas, Winslow Homer, 1885

Background imageRowing Collection: Mr Bossy Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February

Mr Bossy Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February
Mr " Bossy" Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February 1933 ? TopFoto

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing in 1935

Rowing in 1935
A woman sits and rows a boat single-handedly on the Norfolk Broads during the 1930s

Background imageRowing Collection: Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk

Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk
Artist: British (English) School - Title: Cottage near East Bergholt, Suffolk - Date: N/A - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 24.8 x 31.8

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta, Henley on Thames, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Rowing at the Henley Royal Regatta, Henley on Thames, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRowing Collection: Coxless fours on the course, Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England

Coxless fours on the course, Henley Royal Regatta, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageRowing Collection: The Backs, River Cam, Clare College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

The Backs, River Cam, Clare College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Background imageRowing Collection: River Cherwell, Oxford K991456

River Cherwell, Oxford K991456
RIVER CHERWELL, Oxford, Oxfordshire. Punts moored at Magdalen Bridge

Background imageRowing Collection: The Boat Race

The Boat Race
Oxford and Cambridge rowing teams pictured battling to win the Boat Race. Date: 1932

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing crew photograph, 1911

Rowing crew photograph, 1911
Rowing crew from Cambridge University posing for a team photograph with a trophy. Date: 1911

Background imageRowing Collection: Rowing at Cambridge, 1911

Rowing at Cambridge, 1911
A rowing crew on the River Cam. Date: 1911

Background imageRowing Collection: Portora High School, Enniskillen

Portora High School, Enniskillen - a distant view of the school with a lake and rowing boats in the foreground. (Location: Northern Ireland; County Fermanagh; Enniskillen). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageRowing Collection: Quad, boat containing four scullers

Quad, boat containing four scullers

Background imageRowing Collection: Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1920s

Malpas Ferry at Tregothnan landing, St Michael Penkivel, Cornwall. Around 1920s
The ferryman and a woman passenger arriving on the foreshore at the Tregothnan landing. Malpas village can be seen in the background. Photographer: Unknown

Background imageRowing Collection: A schooner and other boats, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1890

A schooner and other boats, East Looe Quay, Looe, Cornwall. Around 1890
A topsail schooner and other boats at low water at the seaward end of East Looe quay. Photographer: Surgeon Captain John Campbell

Background imageRowing Collection: Cunard White Star Line - RMS Carinthia Ocean Liner

Cunard White Star Line - RMS Carinthia Ocean Liner. Sunk by U-46 on 7th June 1940. Date: circa 1925

Background imageRowing Collection: A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell

A View of Armadale Castle, by William Daniell
A View of Armadale Castle, Island of Sky[e], from the Sound of Slate, by William Daniell RA (1769-1837). (1 of 2) Date: 1817

Background imageRowing Collection: Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Doggetts Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
Watermen on duty at the end of Doggetts Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers Company

Background imageRowing Collection: Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, from the Lake - Unknown Artist

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, from the Lake - Unknown Artist
Oil on Canvas 27.2 x 47.3

Background imageRowing Collection: Canoeing on the Louse River, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest

Canoeing on the Louse River, Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Superior National Forest, Minnesota, United States of America, North America

Background imageRowing Collection: The River Trent at Wilford - Henry Dawson

The River Trent at Wilford - Henry Dawson
Oil on Canvas 86.3 x 132.1



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"Rowing: A Timeless Pursuit of Strength, Skill, and Serenity" Immerse yourself in the world of rowing, a sport that has captivated hearts for centuries. From the whimsical illustrations of William Heath Robinson's "Ultra-Marine" to the picturesque boathouses lining the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, England, rowing is an art form that combines athleticism with natural beauty. Step into a rowing boat eight and feel the power as each member of the crew team synchronizes their strokes. The grace and determination displayed by legendary figures like Grace Darling, who fearlessly rowed alongside her father to save lives at sea, exemplify the indomitable spirit of this sport. Travel back in time to 1913 and witness Cambridge's rowing team poised on a riverbank before embarking on an epic race. Their camaraderie and dedication are palpable through Arild Rosenkrantz's evocative photograph. But rowing isn't confined to rivers alone; it extends its reach even to quaint fishing villages like Beesands in Devon. Amidst scenes of fishermen casting their nets against a backdrop of tranquil waters, one can almost hear the rhythmic sound of oars slicing through waves. Cross over Maidenhead bridge towards Skindles hotel and discover how rowers find solace amidst breathtaking landscapes. Ambleside offers another enchanting setting for those seeking tranquility while gliding across shimmering lakes in elegant boats. As we delve deeper into history, we encounter iconic moments such as George Washington crossing Delaware during America's War of Independence. This chromolithograph immortalizes his courageous journey—a testament to how pivotal role-rowers played throughout history. Whether you're drawn by its artistic allure or inspired by tales from yesteryears' races like Oxford versus Cambridge Boat Race in 1873—rowing remains an enduring symbol of strength united with teamwork.