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Lent Term 2000

2nd men's VIII

Fairbairn Cup (Lower VIIIs)

32nd of 35 men's VIIIs
Time: 17:56
John Were could row but noone else could. We did badly. Zut alors. (Flying)

1. Returning home, by t...
2. Returning home (side...
3. Racing approaching P...

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Cambridge Head-2-Head (2nd division)

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Head of the Nene (Novice VIIIs)

57th overall
Time: 18:48
The 2nd VIII thoroughly enjoyed themselves!! They unfortunately crashed into a crew which had hit the bank. Once they disengaged and continued they found themselves alongside Churchill II - and as luck would have it had an epic side by side tussle for the remaining half of the course which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. And the poor result was of course no reflection on their race. (Martin)
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Robinson Head (2nd division)

16th of 36 men's VIIIs
Time: 9:57
Our very inexperienced crew (containing 5 people who had noviced in Michaelmas term) had made great strides during the previous few weeks under the tutelage of Rich Dewire, amongst others. A good showing at Peterborough was followed by a respectable result in this race, finishing 16th overall. Although not the fittest or strongest crew, some hard training had enabled us to build a fairly stable platform and we carried this into the race. Rating around 30 we rowed solidly throughout and pushed hard for the finish, lifting the speed and rate whilst holding together our technique. Now if only I can avoid having my leg crushed playing football for Trinity against Jesus on Monday afternoon... (Flying)
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Pembroke Regatta (2nd division)

1st round
Lost to Selwyn II (1 length)
I remember being very disappointed so I think it was a pretty crap / soft row. (Flying)
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Lent Bumps, hogley for talbott

Bumped by Downing II
The crew have developed a fast powerful start. They closed on Sidney, but could not put them under enough pressure. Having pulled out a gap of some 2 1/2 - 3 lengths over Downing II shortly into the race, the boys having failed to bump after their aggressive start, flagged and were duly bumped in the reach. (Martin)
Bumped by Chrst's II
Bitterly disappointing. They closed quickly and dramatically and were closing fast. However in the gut, at just four or six feet off, Peter had a seat failure and Downing got away. They got going again to attempt the row over but were reeled in by Christ's II. (Martin)
Before we set out, we'd discussed with Crawford what our tactics should be for the race. It was clear we had a quick start but weren't very fit, and so, on the basis that our stroke was a "gambling man" we decided to blast it off the start and see what happened. A tactic neatly summarised by Mark: "There is no plan B".

So we had a stonking start, hitting some ridiculous rating and starting gaining on Downing. It got to the Gut (I think) and while it had been a struggle, we had just about heard the three hooters from Crawford. It wasn't certain we'd get them, but we were damn close.

However, it was not to be - the drama unfolded right before my very eyes (I was at 2) as Skorov landed oddly on his seat and derailed it. With 7 of us rowing and Peter finding he simply couldn't get his seat back on, we fell back. Unfortunately for Guy (the stern was still oblivious), Mark's intermittent "call off the attempt" hooter blasts was misinterpreted as "overlap". Some pretty stormy moods and cold looks were in evidence in the boathouse afterwards... (Dan)
Rowed over
They rowed gutsily, and as Corpus were bumped out behind them, they rowed over the course. (Martin)
Bumped by Jesus II
Crawford tried admirably to hearten us: "Jesus denied me my blades, and it would give me a great deal of pleasure to see you deny them theirs." Unfortunately it wasn't to be. They were a much faster crew and deserved the blades that they earned. For me, the end of a disappointing first set of bumps. (Guy)

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2. Rounding Grassy to t...
3. Harsh realities of l...

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