Apr 18 2015
Traditional spring race weather. Calm water in the first 150m, then waves. Strong tailwind/crosswind.
Five singles at the start of the open Men. A funny mix of Masters and 19 year olds, because the real good rowers are seat racing in Prague.
I came third or fourth out of the starting block. One guy was a length and a half behind immediately.
I took a look to bow 7 to the right of me. It’s a good feeling when you see you’re evidently faster. I didn’t have to row harder to leave him behind and be in a comfortable qualifying third place.
After 1000m the waves became really high but we were three rowing calmly at 28-29spm in front, with several boat lengths of light between us and the boat in fourth position.
The final 500m was about survival. I think only half of my strokes were ok.
Final race at 15:52.
Then a fun race in the eight.