A couple of other ways they make it worth my while - I get to go to the FISA
masters, which is a great laugh, and if I can't afford the fare they usually
help out..... - they are all oarsmen of decent experience, so they know what
they are about, and there is a great deal of mutually-appreciated
professionalism in the whole situation - and they win a lot!
perhaps though the problem is that a lot of coxes don't like coxing
masters/veterans, and that is hard to overcome. Teaching coxes in a veterans
club is a bit of a mug's game (naff idea), so they are better off trying to ask
existing coxes to join in now and again. My lot have the advantage that they
quite happily go out in 2- or 4- when they can't find a cox - it isn't ideal,
but we always manage to get a couple of proper outings in the 4+ or 8 before a
race. Flexibility's the key......
oh dear, I've been woffling (going on and on) AGAIN......
must be Bill's fault - he visited Oxford today, totally upstaging Prince
Charles, and DIDN'T GET RAINED ON! Compared to that, an honorary degree must
be a bit flat. And no, he wouldn't tell our press whether or not he
yours from the city of fairly spaced-out spires
ps. Docklands results haven't arrived yet - I know the odd one if you want
to mail me directly, and the rest will go out when I get them.