The 2016/17 season kicked off on Sunday with the Pairs Head. The river was in a tricky mood for both competitors and marshals, with a strong flood tide running and a southerly breeze. Pete and Mirko in MSen.2- rowed the course from Harrods to Chiswick Marina in 15:36, which was the club's fastest time on the day. Brad and Les carved through the MMasE.2x field to take their pennant by just 0.4 seconds. The other Sons crews generally performed respectably as did the seven entries from City of Cambridge. The sun came out and the club was buzzing with home entries, visiting crews, dinghy sailorsand spectators.