This section contains the URL's of great rowing images I have come across
in my travels. I cannot guarantee that all will load on your browser, nor that
all are still at their original locations. If you find a link inactive or
missing, please email me here or
tell the originators of the image you are trying to get. Some images require
JPEG or MPEG capability in order to be enjoyed in their full brilliance.
In ten years of running this service, I have never found any rowing clip art, but we fill this gap ourselves: order the first edition today. The Rowing Service Clip Art
collection combines wit and artistry, with images for all occasions.
Please remember that all these images are copyright to their originators.
These are not listed in any specific order, so make up your own
mind which is the best.
Please note that if you actually copy a file, or even part of it, to your own web page without permission, you are breaching copyright, whichever part of the world you are in. It is extremely rude to do this when constructing web pages. Please use other people's information by putting in a link to their page, ratherthan illegally mirroring it.
NLRoei, pictures by some of the best European photographers of all sorts of Euro-events (Netherlands).
Rem Catalunya, a Spanish site specialising in results and photographs from Catalonian and northern Spanish regattas.
HebFotos, an Australian quality photograph company covering AUS and international events.
Canottaggio Vero, an Italian site covering all things local, regional and national.
Joeri van Leeuwen has put online a great video of the 1999 Dutch M8+ racing Canada at the Koninklijke Regatta, filmed from the cox's viewpoint. It and others can be seen here. Cheers Joeri.
6th Feb 2004: The Argonaut Rowing Club in Toronto (Canada) are renovating their boathouse, and to relieve the tedium of having to land-train while it's too cold to go out rowing, have installed a webcam for people to see how it's going.
I find this quite funny: an online movie of the German Achter training, except that it is more about shots of them walking the boat out and pushing off than of training. 4 megabytes, Quicktime format.
RowTV streams video clips (Windows format) from many UK regattas, including HRR.
Ewoud Dronkert has put up a bunch of excellent
animated rowing gifs, and invites you to use
his building blocks to make your own - just ensure that he gets an
acknowledgement or preferably a link. Brilliant work, Ewoud.
On the American Rower's Almanac
page I like the map-generation link which allows you to
construct a map to find your way to a regatta (provided that it is at a
recognisable address). It's quickest to zoom using the map, rather than to use
the fill-in form, and takes a few clicks, but could be handy.
The Downloads page of
Rower's World is looking in great shape - some are long but all the videos are
worth watching. There is an excellent video clip of a sculler doing the difficult corners on the Head of the Charles.
The Argonaut Rowing Club in Toronto, Canada, has put not one but two webcams online: one is the usual colour format, and the other an infra-red one to allow rowers to see water conditions in early morning or late evening. Cunning stuff!
Though not directly rowing-related and not as funny as the Office 4+, we have Cubicle Hurdles and Hallway Races online, further proof that putting a video camera in the office leads to nothing but trouble. The best bit is the total disinterest on the parts of the other office workers. Source unknown, but possibly US of A, and almost certainly part of a Honda advertising campaign. NB BIG FILES!
The gremlins have been playing around with the Rowing Service: try the pooterised version, courtesy of Mark Davies (no more than I'd expect..!)
For those who fancy reliving the tightest finishes of the Olympics, the Swatch website (as official timers) has all the photofinish pictures in every sport that were needed for race decisions. Cool stuff (and yes, the rowing is there, of course).
The USA Club National Championships threw up this bizarre picture of a photofinish. For those who don't know about this kind of image, it is taken as essentially time-lapse, by a camera stationed exactly across the finish line. The reason it looks so weird is that each "slice" of the picture was taken at a different time as the two crews crossed the finish. The point of such pictures is to let the umpire measure accurately the distance on the photo (which is then translated into microseconds) between the two crews. This one has cunningly had the time axis which is normally printed on, removed to confuse you. As the poster pointed out, it's incredible that it does look like a real photo of an eight, albeit rowing extremely badly!
Rod Lawson has written
a webstory illustrating his clubmate's attempt to win the Nat Champs in a
single scull last year. (The pictures may be slow to load from some servers).
The Doncaster RC
website (UK) now holds a freely-downloadable Win 3.x/95 rowing screensaver.
In return for no charge, you need to fill in a short form for the author. A
reminder - although I'm sure this file will be OK, you should still use an
anti-virus application on it after downloading and before unzipping and using
for the first time.
If you want some inspiration in putting up your club's New Year party pix, seek it on the Valley Vices page. Thames Valley Skiff Club (UK) can be seen disporting themselves on the water and off: much blackmail material.
Fans of bare rowing flesh will be delighted to hear that the new issue of Cosmo magazine is out with piccies of James Cracknell and Tim Foster in the altogether, centrefold. For those without access to the print edition, the Tideway Slug (now back from holiday) has e-versions...... (check archive).
Irish rower Neville Maxwell (ML4-, ML2-) is in a charity calendar called Bareshakers 2001, with only an oar to protect his dignity! The picture was taken the morning of his wedding, and the calendar can be bought online...
The British ARA website has been updated with piccies (in Marks&Sparks clothes) of the GBR Olympic team 2000, plus stories and quotes.
The www.rudern1.de website has given me a Worlds 2000 picture: Cox away! which they took yesterday after the GB junior eight won bronze in the last junior A final. The Rudern1 website has a load more pictures, particularly of the awesome German medal haul on Saturday, and finals sprints and medal ceremonies on Sunday.
Canottaggio Vero in Italy carries pictures of Japanese lightweight and junior crews training for Zagreb 2000 on Italian lakes.
If anyone recognises the old-style rowing machine shown here as a jpg file,
please email Craig Thrasher of Buffalo,
New York, who is looking for information about it. He is looking for the age,
design and manufacturer, and says that "A barely readable oval label about 1
inch across has a large "W" superimposed
over "Thos. E(?) XXXXXXX" and "Chicago, Illinois" on the side."
Gordon Buxton, a previous Isis cox, has put together 30 images from this year's Boat Race to make a
picture story of what happened. Well worth a peek for those who couldn't watch it - the images are from the BBC coverage. For comparison with what you see, there is a map of the course here.