The Club's Results
University IVs 2000
A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
Mon 6th November
Event cancelled due to severe weather conditions
A gale on the Sunday night had led to the river being red flagged at dawn by CUBC Hon Sec Simon Blackburn. (Simon, woken by the wind, had been cycling to Goldie in two minds about whether a flag was needed when a tree branch almost fell on him, making the decision for him.)
The water level was half way up to the boathouses during the morning, and two fallen trees in Plough reach meant that the river stayed on red flag as the wind died down. However, the Hon Secs felt it was safe to run the first round mens' races - the chase format would mean that both crews would be disadvantaged equally by the zig zag needed in Plough reach.
At lunchtime, some crews boated to race. Others, under direction from their boatmen, refused. Faced with a partial mutiny, the Hon Secs and the affected crews met in the Captains Room at Goldie and decided to postpone the first day's races and make up the time over the week.
Overnight, the river rose further, and the 24 hour postponement became more permament. The races were rescheduled for week 0 in the following Easter term.
The event was organised by Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs. At the bottom of this page there is a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.