It was on a slightly cool and grey morning that we turned up in dribs and drabs at the harbour side to register (all paper work in just in time!) and it may have been the laid back and fun attitude we all had that day that contributed to exceedingly respectable placings in our races. That or the outstanding rhubarb pie, some of us had TWO slices, we won't say who.
The womens' crew had a nail biting sprint in the last 50 metres across the finish line so we screamed all the more from the harbour side. They may not have placed in the top 5 but they kept with the pack and did us proud.
Our two mighty mixed boats, placed 9th and 15th out of 21 (quite the spectacle), both coming in strong and not looking knackered at all! The weather had perked up by this point and the sun could've put them off (combined with slightly choppy waters and strong winds) but no, we're made of stronger stuff than that. And stronger stuff was required, very shortly afterwards, at the bar.
A stirling performance was put in by all, including our screaming fans and it really was a grand day out.