Metropolitan, the second multi-lane regatta of the season, was held at Dorney Lake on the weekend of the 30th and 31st May 2009. While we were lucky to get blue skies and sun, there was a brisk wind whipping across the course which would make attaching at the start difficult for some of the less experienced crews. Lanes one and two were protected by the bank while the higher-numbered lanes bore the full brunt of the gusts and white horses. Let’s hope they sort it out for 2012!
Highlights of the weekend were second place in senior coxed fours from the crew of Josh McInerney, Nick Neveling, Harry Bond and Mark Williams with Michael Wale coxing, and another second place for the Women’s IM1 coxless four of Becki Helson, Kat Hedges, Mary Donovan and Anna Storrs. Check out the results page for a full list of results from the weekend.
Photos available from Birdman.