We are now getting into the serious matter of racing our eights – building up to the WeHORR and HORR events in March.
So it was we loaded up the big trailer and took our boats down to Quintin Eights Head – run over the first part of the full Championship Course from Chiswick to Hammersmith, and so offering an early guide to form for the main events
Allowing for the ever-increasing numbers of school and university crews we are generally in the middle of the pack for club crews in our events; the exception being our Men’s first eight which although they reported a good row didn’t post a great time.
This crew is actually formed from the bulk of our coxed four and quad from last year’s tilt at Henley Royal and this year’s strong showing in the Fours Head. It was always going to be difficult for Duncan (their coach) to meld a quick eight from the small numbers in the squad, and the thinking is to get the best possible finish we can in the Head of The River without compromising the training of either smaller boat in preparation for the regatta season.