Lost to Emmanuel III (1.7s)
The start was confused because CUCBC are utterly useless and didn't have any amplification or choose to shout so the crew didn't properly hear it. After that our crew looked v. good - on the basis of technique they should have won by several minutes. The Emma crew (also their 3rd IV) must have been pretty strong and clearly pulled hard; the crews were level at the start of the reach - at which point the crew failed to attack the finish as needed and lost by 1.7 seconds.
We were unlucky with the draw - there being only 3 crews that clocked faster times out of 16 boats.