Upton boat club saw a much overdue reunion for 19 rowers from squads coached by Rob Gibson over a period of 20 years. Two viiis boated with crews selected to be of matched total mass and Ian and Linda from the home club kindly took charge of the coxing seats. The crews contained Henley winners (and losers !) and representatives of Wales, England and Great Britain along with at least 20 national Gold medals and crew members from some of the best university and club crews in the country. The two matched crews produced some highly spirited and competitive rowing before retiring to a very pleasant Sunday lunch at Ye Old Anchor Inn. Many thanks to all at the club for making us all so welcome, you may well see us all again.
PS the 1999 quad may well be racing at next years at Masters…..