Vets Head 2014

It was a wild, wet and windy day when 9 intrepid Academicals travelled to London for Veteran IVs Head of the River Race. The Oxford Accies fielded two boats, one men’s quad and a women’s 4+. Due to the severe weather conditions the usual course (6.8km, with the tide) was cut to 4.8km just before boating. As the crews were getting boats in the water the heavens opened, almost negating the need for wellies. Despite sitting in torrential rain and some furious bailing out during marshalling, both boats performed well during the race. The men’s quad had a great race, finishing 3rd in their category. After overtaking two boats, one close to the finish line, the women’s 4+ finished 2nd in theirs. The photo shows the women’s 4+ (L-R) Holly, Leonie, Nora, Julie and Brian.

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