Isis lined up against Upper Thames for the first of their three fixtures. With flooding still affecting tides most of the three six minute pieces were raced below Putney Bridge.
In the first piece Upper Thames had the better of the starts pulling out to half a length. Once the two boats had settled, Isis starting inching back around the outside of the bend under Wandsworth Bridge, finishing half a length up.
Turning around to race back towards Putney, the second piece played out like the first with Upper Thames gaining an early advantage. Again Isis’ stronger base pace saw them pull out to three quarters a length advantage before a late Upper Thames push reduced the verdict to a half length.
The final piece began at the Town Buoy racing towards Putney Bridge. This time Isis’ start was much more effective and they quickly pulled out to open water, pushing out to three lengths by the end of the piece.