Classic Rowing Shell
Classic Racing Shell 8 man, George Pocock Design c 1920’s. Approximately 60’ long scull is similar to the winning boat from the crew team of the University of Washington during the controversial 1936 Berlin Olympics. Pocock Racing Shells was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1911, and the company has been an essential part of nearly 100 years of American rowing. The start of the company, however, began in England, the birthplace of shell building and racing back in the 1800s. George and Dick Pocock, the founders of the company wanted to build comparable sculls that their Father made for Eton College, and at a young age they moved to Vancouver, Canada. Then to Seattle, Washington where their career blossomed. Soon to become George’s company and that of his son’s Stan Pocock, they have since provided such rowing sculls to all too numerous collegiate rowing teams and private clubs throughout the United States and Canada. This model depicts in beautiful woodworking craftsmanship and finish one of his eight-man racing scull. *The rowing sculls (oars) are left natural, but the blades can be painted to a specific school or clubs colors if requested. The model is constructed of Cedar with a satin varnish finish pearwood and nickel silver, brass fittings. It is mounted on two brass rod supports and set into a glazed case with recessed mirror and two engraved plaques.