Due to this surprising victory we were through to the final, which were against BGS. We already knew before the start that these were tough opposition and were going to be hard to beat, we were definitely going to have to smash it to beat them. At around 5 O’clock we went up to the start, this time was even more nerve racking that the first time because we knew we had to win to make Star Club even more proud of us.
Yet again we had a disappointing start with a crab being caught by Leah at bow. This did give BGS a large advantage over us, but this just made us even more determined to beat them. It turned out that Leah catching a crab was actually a blessing in disguise because as a highly competitive crew we wouldn’t accept defeat that easily. We powered on through the race with Richard constantly boosting our moral and simutainiously deafening us with his competitive screaming; he is loud enough without a cox box on full volume, let alone with one. We were on BGS’ bow ever since we came through Town Bridge but with and excellently timed burst of 20 strokes from Richard (which never actually ended) we managed to row through yet another crew and beat BGS by about 1 boat length. Due to this win we managed to get an ice cream each off Eliie Bennewith as part of a bet (which we, unfortunately for Ellie, won).
As a crew we would all like to thank the inexhaustible team of Star Club coaches and members who rode alongside us again in the final, we couldn’t have done it without your support. Also, we would like to thank all of the coaches who helped us, refined our technique and made us race ready. Thank you very much John, Jack, Ellie, David and Steve we don’t know what we would have done without you. Last but not least thank you to our very own cox Richard Webb for always encouraging us, pushing us forward and at the worst of times threatening to capsize the boat if we didn’t speed up! He did all of this despite us constantly insulting him and scaring him by doing out of controlled rigger dips just to annoy him.