Beat Fitzwilliam B easily
NM3 were a length ahead by half way through the start, pulled to a bit more then 3 lengths of clear water, then held it at that distance for the rest of the race. Things got a bit sloppy towards the end as people got tired, but all told a good race. Kate held a great line the whole way.
Beat LMBC D by 2 lengths
Tricky conditions meant that NM3 veered off towards the meadows on the first ten strokes, but some snazzy coxing and a very sharp looking wind meant that they recovered well. The two crews were well matched and more-or-less level as they reached cruising speed, but the boys fought hard and remained calm, pushing LMBC back to about half a length and gradually pulling away.
Under the railway bridge an excellent line gave them clear water and they pushed again to finish a few lengths clear.
Well done lads (and lass)!!
Lost to ARU B Easily
They were big. But we recovered well, taking it through to the finish line with some nice rowing. Good work, boys.
Most strokes wins, but not on this occasion - the rate was a little over-optimistic and ARU were very good. A good effort to get to the quarters but the more measured environment of Fairbairns will suit this crew better.