Henley Town & Visitors Regatta 2003

The Crews
Senior 3 VIII
   
Bow
Sam H. Deane(01)
2
Christopher J. Flood(99)
3
Julian A. D. Barrow(99)
4
 Andrew P. D. Flood(96)
5
Andrew MacKenzie(Guest)
6
 Ian A. Cassells(96)
7
Philip E. Poynter(98)
Stroke
  Andrew J. Cruickshank(99)
Cox
 Rosie Vogel (Guest)
Senior 3 IV+
   
Bow
Benjamin J. Flynn(99)
2
Christopher J. Flood(99)
3
 Julian A. D. Barrow(99)
Stroke
  Andrew J. Cruickshank(99)
Cox
 Rosie Vogel (Guest)
The Story
This was the Cardinals first appearance on the water for some time and their debut at Henley Town & Visitors Regatta. Not dissimilar to previous show-up-and-rows the Club has hosted, bar one small factor: a 1,000 metre course!
The four raced off first and had a disappointing result, coming in last after a rapid start against Vesta and Pars Priory.
An hour later, the eight was due to line up on the start against Sandhurst and a Vesta/Lady Elizabeth composite. Ian Cassells redefined our show-up-and-row events when he was discovered wondering the tow path and was persuaded into the crew barely a minute before it boated!

Both opposition crews were known to be 'Henley-fit' so the aim was to get up off the start and then cling on for another 950 metres! So it was, the simple start practised the night before was the fastest off the blocks, although Vesta quickly pulled through to take a lead which they held to the line. Meanwhile, the Cardinals boat held off a neck-and-neck battle with Sandhurst to beat them over the finish by a canvas.

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The Evidence
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At the catch, on the chase......currently holding second positionSandhurst, Cardinals, Vesta/Lady Elizabeth
Vesta take the lead while The Cardinals hold off SandhurstThe Cardinals and SandhurstCardinals reunited
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