The Husky Clipper, the shell that the “boys in the boat” row to Olympic victory in 1936, symbolizes the collaborative nature of the sport of rowing, and the overall story and victory of Joe Rantz’s Washington team. United in the pursuit of glory, the nine oarsmen—along with their coaches, as well as George Pocock, the boat’s designer—work together to win a gold medal.
The Husky Clipper Quotes in The Boys in the Boat
I shook Joe's hand again and told him I would like to come back and talk to him some more, and that I’d like to write a book about his rowing days. Joe grasped my hand again and said he’d like that, but then his voice broke once more and he admonished me gently, "But not just about me. It has to be about the boat."