Day 3 started with sunnier skies and hopeful spirits after our row over from the day before. However, the wind was up so we knew it was going to be a bit more of a challenge than the past two days. We paddled up to marshall and got there on time despite heavy traffic leading up to the P and E. We then paddled up to the start, fitting in some great rolling starts along the way. On reaching the start, we got ourselves ready. The cannon went, and we were off! After a strong start, we began to lose Pembroke behind us, and they were soon bumped out by Homerton, leaving us free to chase down Newnham. We remained a solid two boat lengths behind them, but unfortunately upon reaching Ditton Corner the wind caught us and blew us wide. However, the crew didn’t let this faze them, and continued to give it their all, maintaining the two boat length distance all the way. Unfortunately we didn’t catch them, but I was very proud of them for such a strong row over, and hopeful for our last day tomorrow!
Lucy Orchard, cox