Off the start at rate 36, we settled to an average of 33.5, but hitting rate wasn't the aim of this race.
We fulfilled the objective of staying calm and composed despite a few strokes when things threatened to go terribly wrong. But we recovered well, maintaining a good rhythm down the Reach and sharpening into and pushing off the Railway Bridge. The power didn't seem to drop from then on, which was quite satisfying.
Finishing 10 seconds behind Robinson still baffles me, but we've decided to attribute it to our rather conservative race plan.
Same composure coupled with more roar should bode well for Pembroke Regatta.