The final day and our chance for redemption: we had a chance to bump up to stay even for the campaign, made that much sweeter by bumping Emma and denying Robinson their blades. And the initial signs were good. A strange yellow glow greeted us, some have said this is called “sunshine” and it had a tremendous effect. Ryo was smiling, Jeff went half an hour without talking about his socks, Iacopo and Jo were so focused it set fire to control, Alex understood everything that was going on, Sam was aimlessly chatting away and even Adam looked like he wanted to be there. Invigorated by our newly topped up Vitamin D, we psyched ourselves up for a tough, and likely much shorter, row than yesterday. Today would be our day! Alas, Robinson got a good start off the line and while we closed to a length on Emma, Robinson were quickly reeling us in around first post. By the time grassy came, Binson took a nice tight line and down to a quarter of a length we had a lot of work to do. Come the exit and they had a canvas and it was only a matter of time. Congrats to them for winning their super-blades, going up 6 for the campaign. Huge thanks to Chris Eddy and Ivan for coaching this term, the crew put in a lot of hard work on the ergs and on the water and it’s a shame not to have more to show for it. We take some courage from the fact that the two crews that bumped us went up 4 and 6 respectively so definitely deserved their success.