Result: bumped by St Edmunds M1 on the Long Reach

Queens’ rowed well before the race demonstrating a strong practice start. Such a good start was then replicated in the race itself and at rate 40 we were moving a lot quicker than St Edmunds I and Corpus Christi I. Despite initially gaining on Corpus we could not sustain the pace round the corners and found ourselves falling behind. Our attention then turned to avoiding the approaching St Edmunds boat which we did so successfully for much of the course, even pulling away when we could hear three whistles from the bank. However, after a few shaky strokes we lost our lead and conceded the bump.

Queens’ will be hoping for another dominant start tomorrow to turn the tables and bump St Edmunds.