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Well, it was bound to happen at some point. Having suffered through much worse conditions in previous weeks, and an absolutely disasterous session a couple of weeks OK, I hit new heights this morning when I capsized a rowing boat, for the first time ever.

Unfortunately, it was not just me in the boat (it was a double, for those in the know), but one of the others from my crew, and to make matters worse, the water was absolutely freezing (I’m not kidding about that, it probably was below zero).

Fortunately, our coach Mostyn was on the ball and was able to drag us out before we got any colder, which would have made things much worse.

Another fortunate point was that I was trained for this eventuality, having done a capsize drill last summer. Now I know why these kind of things are important.

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