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.
Daniel J. Boyne is director of recreational rowing at Harvard University and has been teaching rowing at various levels for over three decades. His work has appeared in Harvard magazine, The Atlantic, and Gray's Sporting Journal. He is also the author of The Red Rose Crew: A True Story of Women, Winning, and the Water, Kelly: A Father, A Son, an American Quest, and The Seven Seat: A True Story of Rowing, Revenge and Redemption, all published by Lyons Press. He lives in Cambridge, MA.