If you would like to celebrate the day you discovered rowing – or the day you will – as well as contribute to the preservation of our planet’s most ethereal, if not most precious, resource – this book is for you. Authored by Olympic medalist Phil Stekl, and delivering messages from fellow-Olympian and patron John A. Chatzky and World Rowing Executive Director Matt Smith, ”The Wondrous Sport of Rowing” pays tribute to the global rowing community. The sport, and the remarkable people it unites, are saluted in a series of story-telling “scenes”, comprised of 12″ x 24” high-resolution photographs and accompanying verse, that were created to engage you. The magical influence of water serves as the book’s spiritual backdrop and, in recognition of water’s fundamental role in enabling and enriching the sport, fifty-one percent of the book’s net proceeds is donated to the Clean Water Project – the joint initiative of World Rowing and the WWF to promote freshwater research and education. Recount how the sport, and its remarkable community, have enriched you – and give something back along the way. “The Wondrous Sport of Rowing” can help you do both.