They toppled Head boat Downing at the Railings on the opening day of action for the top divisions.
The outcome never looked in doubt as Trinity steadily closed on the Head boat, going for the kill with a final spurt out of Ditton Corner.
Behind them, Lady Margaret also moved up when they finally mowed down Trinity Hall five strokes short of Morley's Holt. Churchill caught Christ's on Ditton Corner, although at one point it looked as if Christ's might escape as they held off Churchill all the way down Plough Reach...
Two crews damaged their boats in the women's third division. Homerton II kept going after catching 1st & 3rd's second boat at the Plough and their bow rode over Trinity's boat where Trinity's No 7, Anna Ferguson, ended with it in her lap...
The Telegraph, Friday 27th February
Trinity stamped their new authority at the top of the men's competition at the Cambridge Lent bumps yesterday. They rated an impressive 33 strokes a minute as they rowed away from Downing to finish more than four lengths clear.
But Downing kept a one-and-a-half lengths gap from Lady Margaret. Caius toppled Trinity Hall on Ditton Corner while Jesus jumped on Christ's at First Post Corner.
Fitzwilliam bumped Queens' going into Ditton Corner but were fined heavily for failing to clear the river.
Robinson stopped Selwyn at the Railings while Lady Margaret's second boat moved into the first division after mowing down Sidney Sussex on Grassy Corner. Earlier, Lady Margaret's had lowered the colours of Peterhouse, the second division's sandwich boat, on Ditton Corner.
Powering along at 33 strokes a minute, 1st and 3rd looked in fine fettle at the top of the men's divisions.
They drew away from downed Head boat Downing and were four lengths clear at Peter's Post.
Downing successfully held off Lady Margaret who also bumped yesterday. Maggie on a "technical" row stayed just within the 11/2-length starting distance for most of the way until Downing opened out an extra length by the line.
Caius moved into fourth place when they toppled Trinity Hall on Ditton Corner, while Jesus jumped on Christ's at First Post Corner...
|Rowing-over ahead of Lady Margaret on Saturday (left), Raf celebrating as the crew passes 'top finish' (inset) and receiving the club's flag for the 'lap of honour' (right)|
For the first time in 27 years, 1st and 3rd Trinity took the men's Headship, cruising down Long Reach at an impressive 34 strokes a minute.
New challengers Lady Margaret never looked like troubling them and finished six lengths adrift at the line.
The only men's crew outside the Head boat to win their oars by going up every night were Lady Margaret II, who climbed through the sandwich boat position to finish well inside the first division...