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Fairbairn Cup 2006

1st men's VIII (Senior VIIIs)

Coxed by: Andy Wong

5th College VIII
Time: 14:37.4
Results earlier in the term suggested that this race would be close, and a lot of crews were capable of winning. We thought we could do it. It's very disappointing to miss such a good opportunity.

A few things went wrong on the day. The start wasn't great, it's hard just getting in the boat and going. I think it was ok up to Chesterton, but then it never really came together, and we weren't keeping the oars in the water for long enough. Also the catches got a bit dubious, and the boat wasn't running quite straight. We did at least keep the rate at 34-ish the whole way, and couldn't have put any more effort in.

Last year was soul destroying because the margin of defeat was incomprehensible. This year it still hurts a lot, but we're in touch with the opposition, the door isn't closed. There are serious technical issues that we can resolve to gain a lot of boat speed, and we can get stronger and fitter. If we stay on the bus, it'll take us to better places. (Tom C)
Uncut sapphire. (Andy)

1. Another split second...
2. Still rowing home
3. Rowing home

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