Boustead Cup 2017
With four Henley finalists from 2017 in the TRC club boat, the crew was confident and ready to take on the challenge of racing London’s 1st 8. After a decent pre-paddle and motivating pre-race chat, the guys rowed up from TRC to the start line at Chiswick Bridge.
In the vets race, the first 45 seconds were tense, as London took an early lead. Thames responded well and made a push back. By Barnes Bridge, the TRC cox was on the bowman of the London crew, and 20 strokes later achieved clear water. The Thames crew continued to push, maintaining rate 35 for the first half of the race which allowed them to row confidently for the second half.