After Emma’s instructions that we needed to “give it everything on the start” we shot off at some considerable speed – in fact, I very nearly came off my sliding seat because I was pushing too hard. We got within a length (60′ – the boats start 90′ apart) of the boat in front when suddenly someone caught a crab and it was soon all over. But maybe tonight we can redeem ourselves and avoid getting wooden spoons (the traditional prize for getting bumped every night).
We had an earlier start because of rowing in the fourth division, and were all psyched up to row the full course. Despite feeling a lot more together than on Tuesday, we were obliterated by an X-Press boat within about 20 strokes of the start! Oh well, at least we’re no longer sandwich boat. And we got to the pub earlier!