This handsome, eye-catching ode to the classic rowing blazer is a must-have for anyone who has raced the rivers or cheered on their favorite crew. Classic American style was born in British boathouses, where the very first blazers were created for college rowing clubs. This book, now revised and expanded, was created by champion rower Jack Carlson, who offers an insider’s guide to the elaborately striped, piped, trimmed, and badged garments, as well as the stories, historic clubs, and races associated with them, and of course the elite athletes themselves. Featuring stunning photographs, Rowing Blazers is a visual feast, transporting readers to the highly atmospheric boathouses, campuses, and team rooms of clubs around the world. The new edition features some 40 additional clubs, including the University of Tokyo, the Shanghai Rowing Club, Row New York, a nonprofit organization stressing academic achievement as well as rowing prowess, and Manley Career Academy High School in Chicago, the first all-Black high school rowing team in the US.
Renowned designer and former US national team oarsman Jack Carlson’s essential and glorious celebration of the classic rowing blazer and of rowing itself—now revised and expanded