Essential Sculling is an authoritative, concise, and thoroughly readable handbook that focuses on helping anyone become an accomplished sculler. Here Daniel J. Boyne, offers the finest instruction - for men and women alike - on the art and skill of rowing, including: identifying and buying a well-made boat; beginner and advanced technique; boat-handling skills; drills for blending technique and power; training for competition; the mechanics of rigging; the value of camps and coaches; and much more.With clear descriptions, and illustrations throughout, Boyne teaches a healthy respect for both the tradition of sculling and the precise beauty of its execution.
To scull across a smooth body of water; to take a clean, powerful stroke; to feel your boat running straight and true...Boyne's book provides a welcome source of knowledge and inspiration for those seeking the essence of sculling. An excellent introduction to the many fascinating aspects of this challenging and stimulating activity. Boyne introduces the reader to all of the important fundamentals of sculling as well as many unique and interesting aspects not usually found in a book for newcomers to the sport.