What can I say this place has everything. Head wind, hot almost unrowable water. Rain and bouncy water. Tail wind and more bounce. I should not complain but I am confused about how many speed boats are needed to manage a rowing regatta. How many does it take? A shit load and they are like flies buzzing around and with the signature sides to the 2000m stretch here it makes it somewhat like a washing machine.
It ain’t cool to complain but I have to say it has been funny to have forgotten about West Lakes since last being here, to only be reminded over the last two days how contrasting the experience can be out on the water here.
Yesterday we races the rep and got through with a win against Matt Ryan and Ferguson Pragnell who got the other spot into the final. It was close all the way. Not stressful as I felt pretty relaxed but it was very close and the desperation of the pairs to make the final was obvious. So we are now into the final on Fri and a first and final in the four on Sat.