About the Club

The Club's Boats

Sirens

Sirens
'Racing on the Reach'

Maker: Janousek
Made in: 1995
Bought in: 1995

"Sirens" is a name taken from Greek mythology: they are creatures with the head of a female and the body of a bird which lived on an island (Sirenum scopuli; three small rocky islands). With the irresistible charm of their song they lured mariners to their destruction.

Sirens was bought primarily for the women's use in 1995. Three years before, the club had bought the lightweight IVs Scylla and Charybdis and so had a trio of similar boats all named after Greek myth.

[Complete list of boats]

Official crews and main results

1999 - 2000
Mich Term University IVs (1st division): Beat Downing (21.3s) in the quarter finals and Lost to Emmanuel (4.2s) in the semi finals (1st women's IV)
2000 - 2001
Mich Term Women's A IV
  University IVs (1st division): Event cancelled
  Women's B IV
  University IVs (2nd division): Event cancelled (Women's B IV)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:41   2nd of 13 women's IVs (1st women's Fairbairn IV)
May Term University IVs (1st division): Beat Wolfson (1.5 lengths) in the 1st round and Lost to eventual winners, Magdalene (3.5 lengths) in the 2nd round (1st women's IV)
  University IVs (2nd division): Beat Churchill II (easily) in the semi finals and Lost to Fitzwilliam II (4.5 lengths) in the final (2nd women's IV)
2001 - 2002
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Beat Magdalene (3 lengths) in the 1st round and Lost to Peterhouse (4 lengths) in the 2nd round
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:45   4th of 13 college IVs
2002 - 2003
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 14:54   9th of 20
2003 - 2004
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): lost to selwyn not so easily in the qualifying
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 13:57   4th equal with Magdalene 1
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 14:09   Winners of Invitation IVs (BPBC 1st women's IV)
2004 - 2005
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Lost to Tit Hall (3 lengths) in the heats
  University IVs (2nd division): Beat Emma II by three lengths in the quarter finals and Dominated, Derailed and lost undeserved to Clare II in the semi finals (2nd women's IV)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 13:12   2nd College IV, 3rd overall
2005 - 2006
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: winners! - beat Newnham (6s) in the final
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 14:06   Event winners; 1st of 17 women's coxed IVs
2006 - 2007
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: beat Emma by 3 lengths in the final
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:22.7   won!
2007 - 2008
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): beat Queens' by 11s in the 1st round and lost to Emmanuel by 7s in the quarter finals
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:11   2nd
2008 - 2009
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Downing I by 12 seconds in the final
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 12:37.02   1st
2009 - 2010
Mich Term University IVs (1st division): Lost to Downing in the 1st round (1st women's IVa)
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 12:46   1st Women's Senior IV (1st women's IV)
2010 - 2011
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): (1st women's IV)
2011 - 2012
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Lost to Downing W1 in the quarter finals
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 14:00   7th in College IVs
2012 - 2013
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): Lost easily to Lady Margaret in the 1st round
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:30   6th college crew; 10th overall
2013 - 2014
Mich Term University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to LMBC by 7 seconds in the final (W1 B)
2018 - 2019
Mich Term 1st women's IV
  University IVs (1st division): lost by 3s to Girton in the 1st round
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 13:46   2nd, 4th overall Women's IV

Full results record

1999 - 2000

University IVs (1st division): Beat Downing (21.3s) in the quarter finals and Lost to Emmanuel (4.2s) in the semi finals (1st women's IV)
Head of the River IVs (Senior2 IV-): Fastest college IV by 40s; full result unknown (1st women's IV)

2000 - 2001

Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior4 IV+): 8:33   19th of 31 women's coxed IVs, 4th of 5 S4 entries (Women's A IV)
Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior3 IV+): 8:38   21st of 31 women's coxed IVs (Women's A IV)
Cambridge Autumn Head: 14:25   5th of 10 women's IVs, 3rd of 7 college entries (Women's B IV)
Head of the River IVs: Event cancelled (Women's A IV)
University IVs (1st division): Event cancelled (Women's A IV)
University IVs (2nd division): Event cancelled (Women's B IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:41   2nd of 13 women's IVs (1st women's Fairbairn IV)
University IVs (1st division): Beat Wolfson (1.5 lengths) in the 1st round and Lost to eventual winners, Magdalene (3.5 lengths) in the 2nd round (1st women's IV)
University IVs (2nd division): Beat Churchill II (easily) in the semi finals and Lost to Fitzwilliam II (4.5 lengths) in the final (2nd women's IV)
Cam Sprints (Novice IV+): Won the event comfortably (1st women's IV)

2001 - 2002

Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Novice IV+): 8:31   26th of 45 women's coxed IVs, 2nd of 9 in NV (1st women's IV, crew A)
Bedford Autumn Fours Head (Senior4 IV+): 8:51   31st of 45 women's coxed IVs, 7th of 13 in S4 (1st women's IV, crew B)
Cambridge Autumn Head: 13:20   4th college coxed IV (1st women's IV)
University IVs (1st division): Beat Magdalene (3 lengths) in the 1st round and Lost to Peterhouse (4 lengths) in the 2nd round (1st women's IV)
Head of the River IVs: 23:40   22nd of 62 WS3 coxed IVs, 2nd Cambridge College, 60th of 110 women's coxed IVs, 455th overall (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 12:45   4th of 13 college IVs (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Head-2-Head: 26:35   Fastest women's IV of the day! (BPBC 1st women's IV)
Cam Sprints (Novice IV+): Lost to City of Cambridge A in the 1st round (2nd women's IV)
Cam Sprints (Women's IVs): Beat Cantabs (1/2 length) in the semi finals and Beat Simoco (2 lengths) to win Pots in the final (BPBC / FaT composite)

2002 - 2003

Cambridge Winter Head (Senior4 IV+): 11:49   149th overall, 4th of 8 college coxed IVs (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 14:54   9th of 20 (1st women's IV)
Head of the Cam (Senior1 IV+): 12:41   68th overall, 2nd of 4 women's IVs (Women's IV A)

2003 - 2004

Cambridge Autumn Head (Upper College IV+): 12:40   5th of 9 in College upper IVs (1st women's IV)
University IVs (1st division): lost to selwyn not so easily in the qualifying (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior IVs): 11:17   Event winners - 1st of 8 (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior4 IV+): 11:14   2nd of 4 crews (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs: 13:57   4th equal with Magdalene 1 (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 14:09   Winners of Invitation IVs (BPBC 1st women's IV)

2004 - 2005

University IVs (1st division): Lost to Tit Hall (3 lengths) in the heats (1st women's IV)
University IVs (2nd division): Beat Emma II by three lengths in the quarter finals and Dominated, Derailed and lost undeserved to Clare II in the semi finals (2nd women's IV)
Head of the River IVs (Senior3 IV+): 23:39.24   439th overall, 44th of 111 WIV+, 17th of 44 in WS3A, 2nd of 14 college WIV+ (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior 3 IVs): 11:06   2nd of 4 in women's senior 3 IVs, 4th of 25 women's IVs (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student IVs): 11:00   2nd of 8 women's student senior IV, 3rd of 25 women's IVs (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 13:12   2nd College IV, 3rd overall (1st women's IV)
Robinson Head (1st division): 10:36   Winners of women's IV+; 1st of 4 crews (1st women's IV)
City Sprints (CRA Nv 4+): Raced 4 rounds: Winners of event - beat 99s A easily in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Bedford Star Regatta (WS3 4+): Beat Maidstone Invicta (easily) in the semi finals and Beat Bedford Star (15s) in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
National Championships (Women's 4+): scratched due to unresolvable geographical issues in the qualifying (Light and Dark Trinity)
Oxford City Royal Regatta (WS1 4+): lost to Meles (Bath University Alumni) by quarter of a length in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Bristol Avon Regatta (WS2 4+): won, easily, against City of Bristol in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Bristol Avon Regatta (W Elite 4+): won by half a length against Molesey in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Bristol Avon Regatta (Victrix Ludorum): Won! in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Ross Regatta (WS2 4+): Beat Belvoir (pronounced "beaver") (easily) in the semi finals and won by a few lengths against Llandaff in the final (Light and Dark Trinity)
Boston Marathon (WS2 4+): 4:34:00   winners of WS2 4+, but just missed out on the course record (Light and Dark Trinity)

2005 - 2006

University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: winners! - beat Newnham (6s) in the final (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior IVs): 11:03   5th of 10 women's student senior IV+ (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 14:06   Event winners; 1st of 17 women's coxed IVs (1st women's IV)
Head of the Cam (S3 IV+): 11:18   1st of 5 women's coxed fours, 8th of 19 coxed fours overall (Miscellaneous women's IVs)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (WS3 IV+): 22:41   Only WS3 IV+, beating the men's IV+ and 3 VIIIs (1st women's IV)
City Sprints (CRA S3 4+): Beat Simoco in the final (Miscellaneous women's IVs)
Bedford Star Regatta (WS3 4+): beat Milton Keynes by a length in the final (Miscellaneous women's IVs)
Bedford Star Regatta (WS2 4+): beat Star Club by a length and a bit in the final (Miscellaneous women's IVs)

2006 - 2007

Cambridge Autumn Head (Upper College IV+): 12:01   Won Women's College Upper 4+, fastest W4+ (1st women's IV)
University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: beat Emma by 3 lengths in the final (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student Senior IVs): did not race (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:22.7   won! (1st women's IV)
City Sprints (CRA Senior 4+): Raced 3 rounds: lost to CCRC in the final (FaT A)
City Sprints (CRA Senior 4+): lost by a lot to CCRC A after a crabbing incident in the first 15 strokes in the 1st round (FaT B)

2007 - 2008

University IVs (1st division): beat Queens' by 11s in the 1st round and lost to Emmanuel by 7s in the quarter finals (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student Novice IVs): 11:23   2nd Women's Novice IV, 2nd College Women's IV (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:11   2nd (1st women's IV)
Christmas Head (Nv 4+): 9:40   Fastest IV, winners of novice IVs (1st women's IV, Fit FaT IV)

2008 - 2009

University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Downing I by 12 seconds in the final (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 12:37.02   1st (1st women's IV)
Christmas Head (S4 4+): 12:09    (Xmas IV)

2009 - 2010

University IVs (1st division): Lost to Downing in the 1st round (1st women's IVa)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 12:46   1st Women's Senior IV (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 17:37   All on their own (1st women's IV)

2010 - 2011

Cambridge Autumn Head (Senior IV): (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Autumn Head (Senior IV): (2nd women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): (1st women's IV)

2011 - 2012

University IVs (1st division): Lost to Downing W1 in the quarter finals (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs): 14:00   7th in College IVs (1st women's IV)

2012 - 2013

University IVs (1st division): Lost easily to Lady Margaret in the 1st round (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student Senior IVs): 11:23:00   3rd of 8 W Student Senior IVs (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Senior IVs): 13:30   6th college crew; 10th overall (1st women's IV)
Peterborough Sprint Regatta (Women's Novice 4+): Won by 1/3 length in the heats and Won by 3/4 length in the final (People around Cambridge IV)

2013 - 2014

University IVs (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to LMBC by 7 seconds in the final (W1 B)

2017 - 2018

Head of the Cam (1st Mays): 12:50   2nd in Mays Division 2 (W1b)

2018 - 2019

University IVs (1st division): lost by 3s to Girton in the 1st round (1st women's IV)
Cambridge Winter Head (Senior IVs): 10:58   3rd in College IVs (1st women's IV)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 13:46   2nd, 4th overall Women's IV (1st women's IV)

Number of events: 84
Total number of races: 109


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