The Club's Results

Foster Fairbairn Pairs, May Term 2005

Cunha/Shepherd (Men's 2-)

Coxless pairs
in Hambleden
bow Jacob Shepherd str Pedro Salgård Cunha
1st round
Beat Johnson/Burnage (Pembroke) easily
Won or lost easily...? (BJ)
Yes Bryn! it's there now.

After three strokes we were in full flow. Our oppo weren't. In fact they hadn't heard the call... so we screeched to a halt, backed it down, lined up again, and went.

A tidy start was followed by 15-20 powerful strokes. Bow-man was then distracted by a Pembroke pair nestling in the reeds just past the motorway bridge. Confusion led to a wobbly row led to a bad line round 1st post which almost led to a barge. A serpentine route took us past that and another, safely onto the Plough Reach. Despite our obvious lead, there was no slacking... but our big push for 10 slowed the boat down... almost as much as our power (but no length) bursts after Ditton. The long, bank-bouncing route I steered down the Reach was then lengthened further as bemused marshalls sent us to the (wrong) later finish-line. Pembroke were just about in sight behind us :)

Having doubled the number of times we've rowed the course, tomorrow might be a tad quicker... (Jacob)
Quarter finals
Lost convincingly to Braithwaite/Twigg (Kings)
my dodgy steering gave us a close-up view of grassy. oops (Jacob)

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