Winners: W.MasC.8+, 1/3, 17:55.7
Heidi, Lou, Alice, Jayne, Jo, Cath, Karen, Paula, cox: Chris
This is a really good crew, and you proved it with a win and a very fast row. The result and the time sets big expectations for the tideway. If you keep up the training you should be aiming for a medal at Vets, and a top-60 position at WEHORR. Both tough asks, but both doable. Get on it.
IM3.8+, 9/13, 17:58.1
Tim, Callum, Shaun, Richard, Nick, Jack, Chao, David, cox: Ian
With a couple of less experienced guys in the boat (you did very well by the way!), 9/13 is a decent result. However, getting beaten by the ladies is pretty embarrassing. Your rowing is definitely improving and I'm sure you will keep building on that, but as a squad your fitness levels need work. There is a place in the squad for anyone who wants to row, but with the number of men now available there will only be a place in the HORR 8 for the fittest of you.
W.Nov.4x and IM3.4x
Given the very fast stream and strong tail wind forecast to increase later in the day, and also a broken boat in one case, both crews and steerspeople weren't sure they could marshal and race the course safely and so decided not to race. They weren't the only ones, and in the event both of the later divisions had their courses shortened by the organisers for the same reason.