The Club's Results
Novice Fairbairn Cup 2012
The Vikings (2nd division)
|2nd men's novice VIII
Coxed by: Catarina Tavarela-Mendes
36th novice men's VIII, 12th NM2
Despite not quite being able to get Titan up to race speed by the time we crossed the start line, we soon managed to find a good rhythm, settling on a rate of about 29spm for most of the race. The rowing was feeling good from the stroke seat - the major landmarks were going by faster than I had expected, and some top class steering from Catarina (and a little help from stroke side around Chesterton) meant that we took some good lines through the corners. We pushed off the Pike and Eel, and on Catarina's call we took the rate up two just before the railway bridge. After a sprint down the reach and the usual confusion about where the finish line was, we were eventually able to bring the rate down, park up, and join NM1 to watch the remaining boats finish. Overall, a really good performance and a great way to end our novice term.