10th in Student Beginners, 133th Overall
it was our very first race and a really good experience; some of the rowers felt we finished the race with far too much energy to spare, and in a way thats encouraging, now what we gotta do is work on pacing it nicely so next time we get an amazing time! well done guys, you made it fun to cox because the boat was going fast :)
According to PJs calculations we were 10th in our divison but what I think is much more important is how we compared to the other Cambridge crews (who cares about ICL). We were only beaten by 4 other crews (Queen's, Jesus, Caius and Selwyn) but left 8 crews behind us (inc. our own 2nd boat). We were only 33 seconds (PJ's got it wrong here) behind the fastest college boat which means we only need to catch up about 4.5 seconds per person (as mentioned Jij is just dead steering weight).
So guys as long as coach Pancratz keeps those stupid-amount-of-Ks-ergs coming and we (now with different blades) put that pressure down in time on the water we are going to be right up there for Fairbairns. Go NM1!!