The victorious crew come ashore at the Metropolitan Regatta, 1st June 1975. Left to right: Tom Yunken, George Proffitt, Lionel Bailey, Tony Hutchins, Dave Stanley, Rod Markwell. John Peters and Simon Sharp at stroke and 6 are hidden from view. Did George Proffitt start the trend for wearing Berliner Ruder Club kit?
The boat is "The Lady Molly". This was the last-but-one wooden eight built for Quintin by Edwin Phelps and the first to be fitted with shoes rather than clogs. Its predecessor, "The Lady Peggy", was always judged a fine boat, but the"Molly", built for a heavier crew, never quite matched its feel. The final Phelps eight for the club was "The Lady Lindi", modelled directly on the "Peggy". After that it was plastics - Carbocraft and, ultimately, Empacher.