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Navy stroke

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Posted by Bill D NZ on May 31, 2023 at 07:02:36 user BillD.

On re-reading 'Swallows and Amazons', after a fairly long gap, I cam across a couple of things I'd never noticed.

When 'Captain John visits Captain Flint' his frame of mind seems to be both reflected and set or settled by his rowing style, aiming for 'navy stroke' or 'navy style' p155. This may just be the 'smart jerk as he lifted his ears from the water' andtiming as regular as a clock, or is there more to it?

I can't find a description of 'navy stroke' via Google. Can anyone shed light on it?

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