Rowing eight on the Thames at Hammersmith

Eight oarsmen rowing upstream at speed on the River Thames at Hammersmith Reach in West London, just down river from Hammersmith Bridge. Several rowers are wearing kit identified as Imperial College, London. The tide is still coming in but this is less than an hour before High Water. An eight at full speed is a wonderful sight, the oars pulling as one, the sleek boat flitting over the water, the swoosh sound of the oars slicing in to the water surmounted by the Cox calling the stroke.