Me rowing for the 99s

[Me rowing for the
99s]

I rowed in the town bumps in summer 1995. I rowed for the 99s but due to the slight delay in organising boats (ie we had about a week before the bumps to practise, and rowed in the race with a novice cox who we hadn't practised going round corners with) I ended up stroking their 5th boat. This pictures thankfully was taken in the middle of the stroke, so all are blades are in the water. Otherwise I think the impression of a very long spider went down quite well...

One interesting thing about this pictures is that several years later I got to know a members of Trinity and City of Cambridge rowing clubs called Emily Booker. It took us about two years to realise that she was the fated novice cox in question!