Many of us have a dream. For me, it would have been having the opportunity to ride (and stay on) Desert Orchid. For David Ford, it was rowing on Dorney Lake in the puddles of Steve Redgrave and co.
Well for Dinsdale, the dream came through, when on 26th September 2009 he was invited by Old Etonians to make up the numbers in their annual scratch regatta.
Having had a very comfortable but unsuccessful attempt in the fours, he settled himself in the bow seat of one of the eights.
With the Eton rowing course like a mill pond and the rating suitable for a fit looking bunch of ex Eton boys, David found himself ahead from the start and first over the line after 500 meters of a perfect pull.
So glad you enjoyed it Dins, and do get another dream. You never know!!