The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2003

1st men's novice VIII (Cup)

Coxed by: Dilini Nanayakkara

1st round
Lost to CCAT A
They were dropped a length on the start because they didn't hear the marshal's start signal over the howling wind. They rowed through CCAT by the railway bridge, only to catch a crab and come to an abrupt halt on the finish straight. (Dubya)
The nightmare conditions made things difficult on the start; after 10 minutes of attempts, the start marshall had to just start it with the boats at wierd angles - a fair call, but unfortunate given Delini had just asked bow and three to straighten it up.

Having lost between a half and one length in the ensuing confusion, the guys then held their position for a large part of the reach, despite 2's blade popping out (and calmy sorted!), and a couple of small crabs en-route.

Having made little impression on CCAT's lead, approaching the railway bridge they needed to dig deep; a storming run into and under it saw them move up to 1/4 length ahead... but it was too near the ragged edge and what looked like a v. promising position was struck by one disaster too many.

A disappointingly early exit, but the crew hope to make up for it on Thursday. (Martin)

1. Surprisingly tidy (a...


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