The Club's Results
Lowe Double Sculls, May Term 2008
Held over the 2km course from Little Bridge to the posts downstream of the railway bridge. Part of the small boats regatta. Open to mens, womens and mixed crews.
Mon 21st - Wed 23rd April
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Lost to Morris/Hopper by 2 seconds
Lost spectacularly to Borchers/Simpson
Rowing up to the start line we got confused about what race we had entered and went for the bump against a barge and saw our competitors going for the overbump after we had stopped. We had a good start, winding to about 22, and the calls for stroke side hard pressure came thick and fast.
A solid and powerful rhythm took us almost to the Plough, where Maggie supporters were watching. Our tendency to overcompensate for stroke side corners saw us parking opposite the Plough to give our supporters a chance to get a photo. Then we meandered leisurely around the outside of ditton, still confident of our ever increasing lead.
With only 500m to go down the reach a call from the bank to wind it up was heard, ignored, and we carried on as before. Knowing that the finish line was imminent we decided that holding on to the blades for the whole stroke and going in a straight line was for wimps. We zig-zagged the last stretch of the course to give our opponents a chance.
We were congratulated by the other side for our brave "attempt" at a race. We'll be back...
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