The development of the racing shell: Tyne Innovations Part 1 – by Ian Whitehead

Robert Cooper v Robert Chambers. Oil painting by John Warkup Swift 1865

This race took place in September 1864 in very rough conditions. At the first attempt, on September 5th, Chambers’ boat was holed and the race was stopped when his scull began to sink. The race was rowed again the next day and this time Bob Chambers won.
TWCMS : G1197 (Shipley Art Gallery)

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