by Peter Simpson
The day after the wet and cold Fours Head we woke to beautiful conditions for the Veteran Fours Head which raced upstream from the Mile Post to just short of UL.
The club was represented by a Mas.D 4x quad of Peter Simpson (stroke), Michael Ferguson, Bryan Williams and Michael Maynard (steers) in the first race for this new combination. The training paid off and we had a strong start and steered a good course. Eventually we opened the door for some crews to get past but in the end we were happy with how we raced.
The result showed where we were and what we need to do to be competitive in the future. At this stage of the season the process has been more important than the outcome; rowing together, doing ergs and weights, joining the club time trial and doing pieces with Vesta crews has all been part of the experience and we will build on this over the winter.
Thanks to all the coaches who have given comments, the other crews that we have rowed with, the Captain for the boat allocation and to Bryan for organising all the outings.