8th overall, 3rd college VIII
After agreeing not to blast it off the start, we performed a strong, controlled wind, and settled to a nice "low" (!!) rating of 36. After a few minutes of this, we drifted down to a more sustainable 34 which we kept for the rest of the course.
A solid row, marred only by a slightly spacky bit towards the finish as people got tired, saw us come in 3rd best college crew behind Downing. We beat Maggie (by a second) and Caius, and put the so-called "All-Stars VIII" firmly in their place, so things are looking OK at this point in the year.