All Sons of the Thames crews reached their finals at the British Masters on 10 June, Brad and Tim taking bronze in MasE.2x. This was a great result for Tim who joined the club late last year, sculling right over left which is how he learnt as a boy. He adapted to the more conventional left over right pattern surprisingly quickly and paired well with Brad who currently holds the Mas E 2x Pennant in the Pairs Head.
A strong and gusty cross-head wind made conditions difficult at Holme Pierrepont and impaired the quality of racing. The wind shadow in lane 1 was worth a five year age handicap in masters rowing terms. All four Sons crews progressed serenely through the elimination rounds despite the conditions. Brad and Tim sculled with length and power in the final of MasE.2x and looked good value for their bronze medal in a strong field. The MasA.2x, MasE.4x and MasC.4x raced respectably in their finals but fell short of the medal positions. Mirko and Tommy endured particularly bad luck with lane allocations and had the misfortune to be fourth placed in two events.