So last log got filled up just before Henley which is basically the biggest club regatta in the world.
Anyone following the last log will note I made it into the top 4 last minute after the top crew had been underperforming and after some of our best training sessions entered Henley qualifiers. To put it in perspective there are crews from Australia, USA, New Zealand and Germany to name a few.
On Friday we went into qualifiers as massive underdogs with 12 out of 34 to take the last places in the wyfolds.
During the course we managed a solid row, but being a time trial we had to wait for the results.
Unbelievably, we qualified for the first time in our clubs history!!! I’m still buzzing now to have reached this level this year, this is next year’s goal already achieved!
We have spent last 3 days training with our first race against Star Club on Wednesday. Tough draw, but finally competing at the level I have been aiming for. For anyone interested we will be racing live on the henley royal regatta youtube channel at 2.45 UK time.
Never been more nervous before a race, especially with it being streamed live, but can’t wait!