the racing debut of the 'Thames Cup VIII' albeit with Steve Tassell
out of the 4-seat due to illness. The crew entered the Senior
2 event and went through the first round, taking Walbrook Rowing
Club from the start and leading by a length and a half to the
finish. In a somewhat closer final, the Cardinals finally gave
in to Curlew Rowing Club's winter training and lost by a length
in the fastest race of the day.