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Why should an article on rowing be entirely devoted to athletic rowing?
As of this writing the entire oar article is devoted to the oars used in the athletic rowing. It links to the article on rowing, and it too is entirely devoted to the athletic rowing. If all one had to go by was the oar article one would think that oars and rowing were a recent invention!
Surely the historical use of oars for marine propulsion deserves space in the wikipedia? Frankly, it seems to me, the use of oars for marine propulsion is more important than their use in the sport of rowing. Similarly the act of rowing is performed by far more than modern atheletes.
This current article has no room for serious mention of non-athletic rowing. Should there be a disambiguation page, that points to athletic rowing and rowing as marine propulsion? Should the main page on rowing be devoted to conventional rowing, with a link at the top to athletic rowing? Could the fans of athletic rowing be less parochial, and rewrite the article to make room for the long history of non-athleteic rowing?
- I agree with this. I think we should move the existing page to Rowing (sport) and then rewrite the existing page with details about other kinds of rowing. We still need a few paragraphs on the sport on the page tho - with a link to the main article. Did some work in my userspace as a start User:Johnteslade/Rowing. If no one has any objections i'll make the changes and start disambiguating all the existing links to rowing that need to be altered. Johnteslade 17:08, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
- Sounds great, except that a decent stub today is better than brilliant prose tomorrow, let alone two weeks later. Please boldly raze my contrib to the ground to make way for what you're preparing.
- But unless i'm mistaken about "sport rowing" being immediately understandable, it is preferable to anything with paren. (IMO, besides the British use of "athletics" for track-and-field sports, "atheletic rowing" to me is ambiguous: if your rowing is vigorous rather than diffident, i find it athletic even if you're just crossing the lake to pick up the mail.)
- --Jerzy(t) 19:47, 2005 Feb 14 (UTC)
Stern propulsion techniques
I'm not expert enough to write it myself, but the rowing coverage ought to extend to single-oar stern propulsion aka Yuloh - what used to be called sculling before sport rowing hijacked the term. Tearlach 17:09, 1 September 2005 (UTC)
This is the article about non-sporting rowing, but the photo is a sport rowing boat, albeit an old design, and oars. A different picture would be ideal. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 11:22, 18 August 2008 (UTC)
Howard I. Chappelle/Chapelle
on working rowboats
I added some content on what makes a good rowboat, is a little rough but it is a start.
I would ideally like to add some information on the method of rowing that small boats use and used in coastal areas, and how the oars are much narrower that the oars used by sculls.
Additionally it would be nice to have some more information on classic rowboats. At the moment we have whitehalls, which are a nice boat, but have neglected wherries, dories, cobles, umiaks, curraghs, peapods, skiffs and more. Should this information be on a separate wikipedia rowboat entry? —Preceding unsigned comment added by PeterMelbourne (talk • contribs) 05:23, 8 October 2009 (UTC)
This article ignores some rowing techniques used in asia
This article ignores some rowing techniques used in asia, like the standing rowing technique used on the mekong: