The Club's Results

BUSA Regatta, May Term 1999

Mixed 1st/2nd VIII (2nd VIIIs)

Coxed by: Kate MacGregor

Final
Won a Bronze Medal
Despite sending a mixed crew and rowing appallingly, Nottingham was again kind to us, and sheer guts got us a Bronze medal. Awesome! This had to be the first time ever that Cambridge University were represented by a crew rowing with dark blue blades! This was a really fun day out. (Rich)
With 4 survivors from the successful 2nd VIII assault on Nottingham in 1998, omens were good. Again the wind was strong but this time it was a tailwind. CULRC had taken Cambridge I's slot and we were rowing as Cambridge II against all the other _university_ 2nd VIIIs.

Again our start was dire with us totally failing to cope with the conditions. It was proving very tough to get a good connection in the breeze and I remember looking at the coxbox after 2 minutes to see us still rating 40. Oxford Brookes II had stormed off into the distance and would win in a time that would have come 2nd in the 1st VIII category. We were in our customary 6th at 500m but the odd semblence of rhythm took us to 4th at 1,000m.

A sudden discovery of cohesion occurred at about 1,200m and we surged past Nottingham II into 3rd convincingly. We carried on attacking and closed right up on Durham II but their finishing burst took them back ahead to finish a couple of seconds ahead.

It had been a highly scrappy row but we'd covered 2k in about 6:12 I seem to recall so were clearly doing something right. I believe this to be probably my best ever finish in rowin, given the opposition. (Ingram)

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