Vesta Head of the River

The end the winter head season culminated in the Vesta Head of the River race on the River Thames. Run on the Championship course from Mortlake to Putney, it was a special way to end our season. The club sent a women’s masters D eight and a women’s masters B quad to the event. The ladies gathered on the Saturday in glorious Spring sunshine, to rigg boats and have a paddle to familiarise ourselves with the water. Sunday dawned overcast and windy – not the conditions we had hoped for. After nervous pre-race instructions we all boated. Both crews found the conditions tricky, but learnt a lot from taking part. It was a fabulous atmosphere and lovely to hear the Northern crews supporting each other, as they marshalled. A fabulous way to end our season.

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