The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2009

2nd women's novice VIII (Plate)

Coxed by: C.C.J. Graham

2nd round
Lost to Jesus II by 2 lengths
The crew had a really strong first start and took a good half length off Jesus. The rhythm seemed to settle nicely and all was going our way until there was a blade clash (combination of a very strong crosswind and some poor jesus steering). After some terrible carnage, the race was restarted for a second and then a third time, at various points down the reach.
It is to the crew's credit that they managed to hold it together so well in such bad conditions. We even started to overtake Jesus coming up to the railway bridge, until a massive crab caused the boat to veer sharply and crash under the bridge, at which point Jesus left us behind.

Sadly the result here doesn't really reflect the standard of the two crews...
We were undoubtedly the better crew, but as often happens in novice races, anything can happen on the day, and today just wasn't our day! (Alex)

1. ATBH before the race
2. Getting ready to pus...


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