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The History Of Rowing In England

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Water surrounds England. This is the primary reason why the boat plays a significant role in the history of Britain. When you consider the large number of lakes, rivers and water bodies that even divide some parts of the land into two, you will quickly understand why rowing has become a favorite sport in England and why they excel in the activity.Before they where invaded by the Roman soldiers, the ancient people of England used to weave basket like boats called the “Coracles.” It is uncertain whether the Coracles was used to engage in competitive races, but the weaved baskets are present in some parts of England until today.

Before they where invaded by the Roman soldiers, the ancient people of England used to weave basket like boats called the “Coracles.” It is uncertain whether the Coracles was used to engage in competitive races, but the weaved baskets are present in some parts of England until today. Early English men used the Coracle for all their water activities, water trade, and transportation. At some point, before the arrival of the wooden boat, the Coracle was used to race. Some of the early English organizations like the Bedales school made use of the Coracle for race competition amongst students.

With time came more modern invention of rowing boats and more sophisticated forms of boats developed for the rowing race. In our world today, the rowing race now makes use of state of the art technology and equipment. Rowing is a core part of the history and culture of the English race; rowing skills are a rare talent. The rowing competition in England takes place mainly at river Thames, with two main rowing events in the English rowing calendar.

These major events take place at different points along the longest river in England. The races: Henley Royal Regatta and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat race both happen on the Themes river, these races are amongst the oldest and most famous racing events in England. These two major rowing events are entirely different; the Henley Royal Regatta race combines racing with fashion. Lots of fashionable individuals only come here to display their latest collection while the race goes on and although the race is the primary reason for the event, the fashion show always get to steal the attention of the individuals present for the race.

The Oxford and Cambridge boat race is a long distance race between the two universities. Every year the two institutions of learning come together and field their best sailors in the River Thames, and the winner gets to brag about it for one whole year. This bitter rivalry between the two universities dates back to the inception of Cambridge University by breakaway Oxford professors. The race is prevalent and is renowned all over the world as people come from various parts of the world to catch a glimpse.

The race between Cambridge and Oxford only highlights the importance of the rowing race to England. Hundreds of other rowing competition happen in the country every year, and most of them take places across vast water bodies and long rivers. The sport although is not as popular as football, but is a healthy activity that almost every English can relate to, and makes up the history of the English people. The sport although is not as popular as football, but is a healthy activity that almost every English can relate to, and makes up the history of the English people.

The race between Cambridge and Oxford