Heh, I'm in RCBC so I've probably seen you at the boathouse at some point. I've no idea where I came in the 2k tests, it wasn't a fantastic time but they seemed to be a really mixed bag. Some of the members hadn't even seen an erg in about 2 months But then the other thing is I'm absurdly light so the power/weight ratio is grossly skewed.
What's the Saturday race?
Everyone - Robinson Head - Friday 9 February 2007 - woo!
I almost feel like I'm missing out, you know! However, Clare W2 (probably will always be the boat closest to my heart, though I obviously want W1 to hold the headship!) look to have a pretty good crew this term, so I'm happy.
FTB, if your crew or anyone else needs bank partying/kit monkeying for any races, let me know. With Nigel out of action in Addies, CBC is missing one of its loyalest supporters!
Oh, and H2H is nasty. Especially when someone's topnut comes off with 500m to go in the first leg...
Good fun. My Simoco women might not be the fastest, but they're gutsy. After a laugh at the "young whippersnappers" in the college first boats it was off, being chased by Nines. By the Plough they were four lengths behind, at which point I decided "**** this! They're NOT getting past" and we kept ahead of them, crossing four lengths ahead. It was quite like Bumps coming around first post corner, but I did some cunning steering and they felt the puddles.
On the way back, it was a fast set off behind Christs W1; we kept behind them until the Plough, but there was some interferance from a Double which I had to let through the inside at Ditton and which then sat resolutely off my bow ball down the first pasrt of the reach... we had a massive headwind and Nines were closing again, but there was a decisive push right the way from the railway bridge down to Top Finish and we stayed ahead again.
The bacon sandwiches and tea afterwards were particularly nice.
I didn't, as the results arn't AFAIK up yet. Will check now.
Nope, they're not. Oh dear, can you back up your claim?
Anywhoo, just back from teh winter league- same Simoco women's eight in the first division, and we had a good race, making 5 lengths on the boat ahead, and then in division three a men's four. Fastest I've ever been on the Cam- fantastic fun! I've never really sworn so much in one continuous stream of motivational invective either, too...
Just an email from our womens' captain (I think). "The women's VIII won their category, and were the fastest women's boat on the river. A women's quad also raced and were the second fastest women's boat on the river."