Richard Adams away, Angus MacPherson, the original stroke man for
the Thames Cup squad, stepped in to coach the crew through its second
regatta. The eight drew St Edwards School and Bath University in
the first round of Senior 2 eights, racing at 9 o'clock in the morning.
controversial starting routine proved itself the fastest off the
stake boats but St Edwards were soon 2 lengths up with a good view
of the battle that ensued between the Cardinals and Bath all the
way to the finish, but with the latter holding the lead. Regardless
of the verdict, and with the crew agreed that there was much to
improve, the signs were promising for Henley
qualification, the ultimate goal.