"Whether or not you believe me now, in 30 years you will look back at this race and remember it. You will remember if you gave up or if you decided it was important enough. Make it important."

9thseat:

Our Coaches advice on racing our rival Washington this weekend

Rowing is great because no matter what else happens in my life I can just show up to practice and pull hard.
My friend at practice this morning (via sarahslifegoeson)
istrokeufollow:

"Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable."

istrokeufollow:

"Only by binding together as a single force will we remain strong and unconquerable."

As a coxswain, I concentrated most on knowing the people in my boat - why they were rowing, why they came down to the boathouse, what made them tick. You have to know whether someone’s rowing because they love their mother and hate their father. They’re not sure they are proud of themselves; they want to be proud. Determine some of that and you can tap the strongest parts of those individuals. Being able to inspire someone, unexpected and in a way new and fresh to them, is what made coxswaining special for me.
Devin Mahoney, Coxswain, Varsity Heavyweight Eight, Harvard ‘86 (via fuckyeahrowing) (via rowingislife7) (via port-or-starboard) (via be-a-little-creative) (via thatonecoxn) (via imnotthecoxswain) (via lifeasacoxswain) (via rowtography) (via sternpair) (via pleasedontfeedthelightweights) (via ellielesch)
therowinglife:

Meb Keflezighi at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center with the USRowing athletes.

therowinglife:

Meb Keflezighi at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center with the USRowing athletes.

portoarstarboard:

Perfect water, perfect sunset

portoarstarboard:

Perfect water, perfect sunset

Pre-Race Feels
hugocesarc:

Another beautiful day out on the water

hugocesarc:

Another beautiful day out on the water

beaprepster:

massprep:

Good luck to the 36,000+ runners today in the 2014 Boston Marathon! #bostonstrong

My dad ran it 8 years ago. Boston Strong. 

beaprepster:

massprep:

Good luck to the 36,000+ runners today in the 2014 Boston Marathon! #bostonstrong

My dad ran it 8 years ago. Boston Strong. 

I’m lookin like a real dope with 5 minutes till the start 

SDCC 2014

I’m lookin like a real dope with 5 minutes till the start

SDCC 2014

portoarstarboard:

Swift Racing Shells scullyourheartout

portoarstarboard:

Swift Racing Shells scullyourheartout