The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup 2009

BPBC 2nd men's VIII (Invitation VIIIs)

Coxed by: Andy Wong

Misleading
Time: 15:32.89
We wuz robbed. Some bloody monkeys at Jesus have us down at 18:33, when it was around 16:00 to 16:30. How hard can it be to work a stopwatch, fecking spanners.

Okay, I'll admit I didn't time it from the start, but it was 17:01 from our first practice stroke (of 5 or 6) to the finish (and 50 minutes from pushing off to get back to the boathouse).

PS. Whoops, my timekeeping is about as good as someone's data entry skills. Still, walking the boat down the hard at the start to double our the number of practise strokes was clearly worth it. (Andy)
Apparently someone misread a 6 as a 9, so you were actually 3 minutes quicker! (BJ)
Yeah Andy, how hard can it be to work a stop watch? (Phil)
Definitely the best result for BPBC II since I started rowing with the crew in 2005. A rather ambitious race plan of rating above 30 for the whole course paid off, and repeated pushes back to 32 kept it going nicely.

A far more enjoyable row than usual, and we placed quite nicely in the middle of the field after Jesus admitted their initial time of 18:32 was 3 minutes too slow.

Still think that we ought to try to get more than a 10 stroke training outing in before next year's race. (Matt)

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