Six Sons crews raced in the Pairs Head on 14 October, mostly in double sculls. Les and Brad were the fastest of our men in 14:54, Mel and Colleen were the fastest of our women in 16:40.
The race committee had unwisely decided to use the new performance ranking indicators to divide the entries into divisions. This cunning plan did not go well but nobody let that spoil the race. The water was pleasantly flat for the Tideway and a stiff tailwind helped the less fit to keep the rating up from Mortlake to Harrods. The Sons crews generally did well against those that they would regard as peers.