|The Boustead Cup (Photo: © Iain Weir)|
From RowingRelated London Correspondent Theo Bakker:
For London Rowing Club, the Boustead Cup of 2012 was all about the “pride of the badge,” and, “putting the club on show,” according to coach Phil Bourguignon. His pre-race talk summed up the day completely, and emphasised the traditional competitiveness between the two clubs undertaking the race–Thames and London. He emphasised to the crews the importance of getting the bow-ball in front off the start and how the race “[would be a] battle of wits and mental toughness.” The extremely competitive nature of the race, which has been a tradition between the two clubs since 1947, was underscored by Bourguignon’s attitude as the race approached.
|Bourguignon addresses the LRC rowers (Photo: © Iain Weir)|
|Opening stretch, Chiswick to Barnes (Photo: © Iain Weir)|
|Thames RC First VIII (Photo: © Iain Weir)|
|TRC called for steering under Barnes Bridge (Photo: © Iain Weir)|
All images copyright Iain Weir. See more of Iain's photography (and look for more race photos as the 2012 season kicks into full swing) at www.rowingphotography.co.uk, and his personal website, www.iainweir.info.