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Name Will Laffan, WHM
Nickname Will L
Side bow
Str side competence (0 to 5)  0
Noviced in 2005
Sex Male
Status Buftie

Notes: MLBC \'06-\'07, Lard King Mich \'06 (1.95kg) & Lent \'07 (1.37kg)

1. FaT/vesta
2. FaT/vesta
3. The 2009 Mays Bumps ...
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Rowing Career

According to our records, Will Laffan has rowed in 48 events with First & Third (or BPBC) at a highest level of 1st men's VIII and most recently on the 19/11/11

Messages

Number of posts  7
Most recent post  7/6/08 8:29pm, "Members' poll: Which Division 1 Positions Will Be Occupied By 1st & 3rd At The End Of The Week?"
Posts as  Will L, I'll take A, injured, Midget

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Official crews and main results

2005 - 2006
Mich Term 3rd men's novice VIII at 7
  Novice Fairbairn Cup (1st division): 11:36   28th Novice Men's Crew, 3rd of 11 3rd Boats, 26th in Division 1 (3rd men's novice VIII at 3)
Lent Term 4th men's VIII at 3
  Lent Bumps Getting-on Race: 7:55   Third-fastest non-qualifier (6th men's VIII at 7)
  Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Downing III, Queens' III, Peterhouse II and St. Catharine's II; 12th in division 3
May Term 2nd men's VIII at 5
  May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Selwyn, bumped by Caius II; 17th in division 1
2006 - 2007
Mich Term 2nd men's VIII at 7
  2nd men's IV at bow
  University IVs (2nd division): lost to Emmanuel II (eventual winners) by 50m in the quarter finals (2nd men's IV)
  Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 16:01.3   4th 2nd VIII (23rd College VIII) (2nd men's VIII)
Lent Term 1st men's VIII at bow
  Lent Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Caius; Head of the River
May Term 1st men's VIII at bow
  May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped Queens', St. Catharine's and LMBC; 2nd in division 1
2007 - 2008
Lent Term Lent Bumps: Up 5 - Bumped Wolfson, Caius II, Robinson, LMBC II and Selwyn; 16th in division 1 (2nd men's VIII at 5)
  Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Selwyn II, Queens' II, CCAT and Churchill II; 16th in division 2 (The Gentlemen, The Gentlemen at 5 - 2 races)
May Term 2nd men's VIII at bow
  May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Robinson, bumped by Fitzwilliam; 14th in division 1
  May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Caius; Head of the River (1st men's VIII at 4 - 3 races)
2008 - 2009
Mich Term Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:44.12   1st Invitational crew - 9th overall (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
2009 - 2010
Mich Term BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:08.12   2nd Fastest Invitational Men's VIII
  BPBC 1st men's IV at bow
  Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 11:19.68   4th (3rd in Invitational) (BPBC 1st men's IV)
2010 - 2011
Mich Term BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 7
  Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 12:45.14   Race cancelled. Time may be work of fiction.

Coaching

2006 - 2007

3rd men's novice VIII, Mich Term 2006
5th Men's VIII, Lent Term 2007

Full results record

2005 - 2006

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition (2nd division): 13:34.8   11th of 29, top D crew, 2nd of 6 4th VIIIs (4th men's novice VIII at 7)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student Beginner VIIIs): 11:40   17th of 25 student beginner VIIIs, 10th of 16 college novice VIIIs (3rd men's novice VIII at 7)
Clare Novice Regatta (Plate): Beat LMBC D in the 1st round and Lost to Clare B in the 2nd round (3rd men's novice VIII at 3)
Novice Fairbairn Cup (1st division): 11:36   28th Novice Men's Crew, 3rd of 11 3rd Boats, 26th in Division 1 (3rd men's novice VIII at 3)
Newnham Short Course (Lower VIIIs): 6:24   4th out of 6 3rd VIII's (4th men's VIII at bow)
Robinson Head (Lower VIIIs): 8:48   19th overall, 3rd fastest 3rd VIII (4th men's VIII at bow)
Pembroke Regatta (towpath division): Overtaken by a wild horse in the 1st round and in the 2nd round (MLBC's on bikes, coxswain)
Lent Bumps Getting-on Race: 7:55   Third-fastest non-qualifier (6th men's VIII at 7)
Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Downing III, Queens' III, Peterhouse II and St. Catharine's II; 12th in division 3 (4th men's VIII at 3)
Champion of the Thames Eights Head (Men's 1st Div. Mays): 5:01   14th overall, 6th in category (2nd men's VIII at 3)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (1st division): Lost to Catz by a length in the 1st round and Lost to Tit Hall by 3/4 length in the plate semi finals (2nd men's VIII at 3)
May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Selwyn, bumped by Caius II; 17th in division 1 (2nd men's VIII at 5)

2006 - 2007

Cambridge Autumn Head (College VIIIs): 9:45   9th; 4th of 9 college 1st VIIIs (to Kings by 6s) (1st men's VIII at bow)
Cambridge Autumn Head (Lower College IV+): 10:59   Won Men's College Lower 4+; 4th of 17 coxed IVs (2nd men's IV at bow)
University IVs (2nd division): lost to Emmanuel II (eventual winners) by 50m in the quarter finals (2nd men's IV at bow)
Cambridge Winter Head (Student Novice VIIIs): 10:06   11th in Student Novices, 65th overall (2nd men's VIII at 7)
Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs): 16:01.3   4th 2nd VIII (23rd College VIII) (2nd men's VIII at 7)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 19:11   2nd fastest college men's VIII (1st men's VIII at 7)
Head of the Nene (S3 8+): 16:17   10th overall, winners of S3, 1st college VIII (1st men's VIII at bow)
Robinson Head (1st division): 8:05   Overall winners (1st men's VIII at bow)
Pembroke Regatta (1st division): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Jesus (a length) in the final (1st men's VIII at bow)
Lent Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Caius; Head of the River (1st men's VIII at bow)
Head of the River Race (Senior4 VIIIs): Race abandoned due to HoRRific weather conditions after the first 45 crews (1st men's VIII, stern pair frig-rigged at bow)
Poplar Regatta (S4 8+): Won in the heats and Won in the final (1st men's VIII at bow)
Champion of the Thames Eights Head (Men's 1st Div. Mays): 4:32.5   Winners of M1, 1st Overall (1st men's VIII at bow)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (Mixed VIIIs): beat X-Press RC by 4l in the semi finals and Beat Champion of the Thames RC easily in the final (Mixed VIIIs at bow)
May Bumps: Up 3 - Bumped Queens', St. Catharine's and LMBC; 2nd in division 1 (1st men's VIII at bow)
Marlow Regatta (S3 8+): won in the heats and 3rd (first 2 through to final) in the semi finals (1st men's VIII at bow)
Henley Royal Regatta (Temple Cup): Qualified in the qualifying and lost to eventual winners, University of California, Berkeley (easily) in the 1st round (1st men's VIII at bow)

2007 - 2008

Christmas Head (S3 4+): 7:43   Fastest IV (1st men's IV, Aurelius at bow)
Head of the Nene (Senior2 VIIIs): 59:39   82nd overall (1st men's VIII at bow)
Lent Bumps: Up 5 - Bumped Wolfson, Caius II, Robinson, LMBC II and Selwyn; 16th in division 1 (2nd men's VIII at 5)
Lent Bumps: Up 4 - Bumped Selwyn II, Queens' II, CCAT and Churchill II; 16th in division 2 (The Gentlemen, The Gentlemen at 5)
Ghent Student Regatta (Invitational VIIIs): Raced 4 rounds: lost to Ghent University by half a length in the final (1st men's VIII at bow)
Foster Fairbairn Pairs (Men's 2-): Raced 3 rounds: lost to Fletcher/Preiss several times over in the final (Laffan/Cunha at bow)
Head of the Cam (1st division): 9:20   11th fastest crew, 2nd fastest 2nd VIII (2nd men's VIII at 7)
Wallingford Regatta (S3 VIIIs): 3rd in the heats (1st men's VIII at 5)
Cambridge Head-2-Head (1st division): 13:33   2nd college VIII, fastest 2nd VIII (2nd men's VIII at bow)
Champion of the Thames Eights Head (Men's 1st Div. Mays): 4:36.1   6th fastest college VIII, fastest 2nd VIII (2nd men's VIII at bow)
Cambridge 99's Regatta (1st division): Lost to LMBC in the semi finals and Lost to Clare in the plate final ("Henley" VIII at bow)
May Bumps: Stayed level - Bumped Robinson, bumped by Fitzwilliam; 14th in division 1 (2nd men's VIII at bow)
May Bumps: Up 1 - Bumped Caius; Head of the River (1st men's VIII at 4)
Peterborough Summer Sprint (Senior2 2-): Lost by 2s in the heats (Spontaneous pair/The lungers at bow)

2008 - 2009

Wallingford Head (S3 8+): 17:02.37   31st overall, 5th of 13 in S3 - 31st of 104 men's VIIIs (1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:44.12   1st Invitational crew - 9th overall (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Peterborough Summer Regatta (IM2 8+): Won by a couple of seats in the heats and 2nd by a length and a bit (4s) in the final (1st men's VIII, Composite VIII with Vesta at bow)

2009 - 2010

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 14:08.12   2nd Fastest Invitational Men's VIII (BPBC 1st men's VIII at bow)
Fairbairn Cup - IVs (Invitation IV's): 11:19.68   4th (3rd in Invitational) (BPBC 1st men's IV at bow)

2010 - 2011

Fairbairn Cup (Invitation VIIIs): 12:45.14   Race cancelled. Time may be work of fiction. (BPBC 3rd men's VIII at 7)

2011 - 2012

Cambridge Winter Head (Invitational VIIIs): 8:49    (Crew of '07 at bow)

Number of events: 50
Total number of races: 86

Bumps record

Number of races: 26
Rowed-over Head 6 times (Lent Bumps 2007, May Bumps 2008)
Rowed over 3 times
Bumped up 16 times
   Greatest rise in single bump: 1 (Lent Bumps 2006, May Bumps 2006, Lent Bumps 2007, May Bumps 2007, Lent Bumps 2008, Lent Bumps 2008, May Bumps 2008)
   Greatest rise over all four days: 4 (Lent Bumps 2006, Lent Bumps 2008)
Got bumped down once
   Greatest fall in single bump: 1 (May Bumps 2006)
   Greatest fall over all four days: 0 (, May Bumps 2006, May Bumps 2008)
Highest finish position: Head (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 2007)
Lowest finish position: 46 (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2006)
Bumps aggregate: Up 21
Average position change per row: 0.808

Recorded bumps:
Bumped Downing III (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2006, Tuesday)
Bumped Queens' III (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2006, Wednesday)
Bumped Peterhouse II (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2006, Friday)
Bumped St. Catharine's II (4th men's VIII at 3; Lent Bumps 2006, Saturday)
Bumped Selwyn (2nd men's VIII at 5; May Bumps 2006, Wednesday)
Bumped by Caius II (2nd men's VIII at 5; May Bumps 2006, Saturday)
Bumped Caius (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 2007, Wednesday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 2007, Thursday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 2007, Friday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at bow; Lent Bumps 2007, Saturday)
Bumped Queens' (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 2007, Wednesday)
Bumped St. Catharine's (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 2007, Thursday)
Bumped LMBC (1st men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 2007, Friday)
Bumped Caius II (2nd men's VIII at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Thursday)
Bumped Robinson (2nd men's VIII at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Friday)
Bumped LMBC II as sandwich boat (2nd men's VIII at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Friday)
Bumped Selwyn (2nd men's VIII at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Saturday)
Bumped Selwyn II (The Gentlemen, The Gentlemen at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Tuesday)
Bumped Queens' II (The Gentlemen, The Gentlemen at 5; Lent Bumps 2008, Wednesday)
Bumped Robinson (2nd men's VIII at bow; May Bumps 2008, Wednesday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 2008, Thursday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 2008, Friday)
Rowed-over Head (1st men's VIII at 4; May Bumps 2008, Saturday)


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