Greetings! Over at Tankard Blog, you probably know we love our sports very much so (look no further than our recent new football tankards post). Well, you may or may not know this, but one sport that has a strong history with the humble pewter tankard is that most gruelling of activities, Rowing.
It has long been tradition for the winning prize in a rowing contest to be a personalised tankard adorned with the names of the crew from the winning college to celebrate their acheivement. Just look to the left and check out this beautiful 1893 Oxford University Queen's College Pewter Rowing Tankard presented to the members of the University's winning team. The physical activity demanded by the sport of rowing, a nuanced balance between strength and rhythm, demands a reward that reflects the ruggedness of the past time. We definitely think this antique tankard more than fits the bill.
Fear not however, Rowing Pewter Tankards are not a thing of the past! Tankardstore.com are unveiling two specially selected rowing tankards that would make a fine prize for any rowing contest. There is the One Pint Rowing Pewter Tankard with vintage curved Georgian design and Rowing Pewter Tankard with Stepped Lid. Both have plenty of room for engraving names of schools and team mates. What better way to celebrate a well earned victory for you and your crew? Get starboard and let us know what you think!