Notably for us Americans, the final race tally showed an extremely fast and deep field in the Senior 4- event. In the Senior 8, our friends from Newcastle easily made the final round by defeating Radcliffe (USA), then faced a British development boat from Molesey Boat Club. Molesey was blazing fast, defeating Newcastle and setting a new course record in the event with a time of 5:37. Ohio State Univ defeated a British National team composite boat in the final of the elite 8. Our women did some shirt trading with Newcastle, which was lovely. We all did some shopping and attempted to stay cool in the blazing sun.
The women went out in Town for dinner, while the coaches enjoyed dinner with a small contingency of New England DIII school coaches at a fine pub., most of whom are here in preparation for HRR with their men's teams.
Many thanks to our gracious hosts and our many friends around the Henley rowing scene. Their genuine interest in the quality of our experience here on the Thames, and our success on and off the water, is quite special.
|HRR Boat Tent - our Men arrive here today|
|Our rooster pigeon - he takes no days off!|