I've been digitising old slides, and came across these.
I was chosen to represent the Midland Bank Rowing Club at Henley Royal Regatta in 1977, and 1978.
The bank granted a week's paid leave, and the crew also took a week's holiday the previous week to work up.
As competitors, we (and partners) had access to the Stewards Enclosure.
Pictured is a royal visitor, Stan, and my wife and me.