After the race, co-organiser and co-founder of the TWSC revival Peter Haining was bullish. "Fan-tastic. What a race. I wanted to be out there, especially in the rough water. I reckon the wee Scotsman would have had a chance...." GB trials beckon for Haining, who had to forgo the temptation to add the Challenge to his Wingfields win this year when the only British competitor had to bow out last week, and a growing number of champions' names now share the modern trophy with his.
The Hackett Thames World Sculling Challenge was shown on BBC Grandstand on Saturday 25th March during the pre-Boat Race coverage.
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