Nowt to report for the working week, as the high water kept us off the river throughout (although we were able to sneak out in the men’s quad during a brief lull on Thursday – very lucky timing). Sunday was Lincoln Head, which brought the club four wins: The J14’s won all available Open J14 events (J14 quad – Luke, Monty, Tilly, Sam, with Charlie coxing, J14 double – Jake and Sam, J14 single – Jake), and the Masters Mixed D quad won their event handily (results attached). Barney was equal third of five in J15 singles (his first race), The Open C quad came second of four (Rob, Chris, Luca and myself), the Open C double another second of four (Chris and myself), and Gary and Andy were last of five in DEF doubles (although they had some very tough oppo – the F double who won it were quicker than the Ds and Es on raw time, never mind the handicap! – only nine seconds behind Chris and myself - ouch).
The headwind was atrocious (I would class the first division as “appalling”, and the second as “You Must be Joking”). As a result, the organisers cancelled four of our junior singles entries in the second division: Tilly (J14), Luke (J13), Sriya (J13), and Colm (J12). The latter two would have been racing for the first time, and all were somewhat relieved when they heard the news.
I am off to Henley (again) on Sunday for the re-run of the British Rowing Annual Awards ceremony (and free lunch). So Sunday there will only be one session at 9:00 am. Cover will be provided by Stuart Grant, Ian Green, and Josh Gledhill.