> MAA didn't have a womens vet c crew last year, yet we're higher in the
> draw that Broxbourne and Tees - both clubs had entries last year, and
> although Broxbourne rowed over the course this was after the race had
> been cancelled - I believe molesey and TSS were the only ones
> considered to have finished? how was the draw worked out?
The boats now go off in category order; this has been a bone of
contention for many years. In the past the overall places had been used,
but this always raised a few complaints because a fast, older crew would
have the benefit of being in a faster group (the stream speed being a
tiny and relatively inconsequential additional factor). More recently
we've changed to keep categories together, we still get objections, but
they are fewer.
Within each category I've retained the ordering of last year's top ten
in that category to go off at the front of the group.
The categories themselves reflect, broadly, the general finishing
positions of the average crew in that category - not necessarily the
placings of the category winning crew.