21 May 2014
We were looking forward to the Olympic startline. All we'd hear from everyone around us was the effect that the crowds have. And what we've never experienced before is that they start with 100 metres gone. The whole way down the course you've got this incredible support. Both Anna (WATKINS) and I enjoy that. I don't think it distracts or affects us in a negative way. It's a wonderful buoyancy you get. I am just doing what Anna tells me to do. There's part of me that would have loved to lift the roof off the boat and see how fast we can go. We know we'll have that for us in the final, and today was just about getting ourselves in the final in the best possible position. I think we'll play a little more on Friday (in the final). We did come off buzzing. Tonight it's going to be feet back on the ground, we've got a job to do. The heat is wonderful to win, but it's the heat. No one's gonna remember who won the heat come Friday. It's about bringing it all right back down tomorrow. It's like a new job on Friday to do.