The Club's Results

Lent Term 2000

Fairbairn Cup
Fri 21st January
A 4300m timed head race on the Cam for VIIIs and IVs
Postponed from the end of Michaelmas Term, there were far fewer entries than usual, but it was useful as an early indicator of the differences between the top crews.

Fairbairn Cup - IVs
Fri 21st January
A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Subsidary to the VIIIs event, a handful of college IVs usually enter.

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 29th January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Beginning of term race practice for many college crews.

Head of the Nene
Sat 5th February
A 5000m timed head race of Regional Importance
Most of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.

Robinson Head
Fri 11th February
A timed head race over 2200m - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
An event for college crews, of more importance to lower boats than the top VIIIs.

Bedford Head
Sun 13th February
A 2000m timed head race on the Great Ouse
An event attended by a minority of Cambridge Colleges. The 1st men's VIII went to show everyone that they are a force to be reckoned with.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 19th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.

1st men's VIII (1st division): Lost to Emmanuel in the 1st round
2nd men's VIII (2nd division): Lost to Selwyn II (1 length) in the 1st round

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 25th February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.

Lent Bumps
Tue 29th February - Sat 4th March
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 7th March
A timed single sculling race over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third. This race was brought back into existence in 1999 after an extended period.
Timed single sculling head race, Little Bridge to Peter's Posts.

Cardinal's Regatta
Thu 16th March
"a regatta unlike any other..."
A fun post bumps regatta for mixed crews, with head starts for crews in fancy dress and widescale bribery of marshalls and race officials...!

Head of the River Race
Sat 18th March
A huge head race down-river on the Tideway (tidal river Thames) over the University Boat Race course
The largest annual VIIIs head race in the country, attracting most rowing clubs and many University and College crews.


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