1966 V8 by Steve Plott

One story from our Henley experience: In our semi final match at Henley vs St.Pauls, we launched in plenty of time for the start but found my ore lock completely loose after a few hundred yards. We raced back, frantically found the Brown coach with tools, tightened the lock and got down to the start just as time ran out and we were to be disqualified. Needless to say, we had “raced” down. Turned around and were ahead of St. Pauls at the 1500 m mark when we drifted to starboard and that side raked the top of the floating boom with all oars. Our half length lead turned into a quarter length deficit and that is how the race ended.
Steve Plott