We had a great time yesterday. First off, Silas and Tom made it through to the semis, through harrowing conditions and near disaster. Man, it was close!
Just as much fun was meeting friends before and after the race. Our party were all wearing bright red t-shirts that read SILAS’ CREW. These served as a magnet for Silas’ friends from Stanford, Cambridge and US Rowing. Popie was in heaven connecting all these people and names. Some we had not seen for a long time, and some we had never met. Silas came and joined us after the race and we had a Silas fest. Afterwards we went with our party of friends and family to eat a languorous lunch in the shadow ofd Windsor castle. Wow.
From various emails I have learned that NBC HAS shown Silas’ race and talked about him, but evidently it is very hard to know when he will appear. Good luck with that. We’ll be cheering from the stands. Silas is well aware that you all are backing him. I think he’s a little amazed, especially after years of rowing in obscurity. It’s great fun.
Next up, semis on Wednesday. You had better cheer loud because it’s hard to see how Silas and
Tom will make it to the A final, given how the races have gone so far. But, such wonderful things have happened before, so tune in!