The Club's Results

May Term 2001

1st women's VIII

Bedford Regatta (Senior4 VIIIs)

1. All VIII warm up
2. Preparing for second...
3. Pushing out for seco...
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Bedford Regatta (College VIIIs)

1. Racing - 1st race
2. Stern IV warm up
3. First race warm up
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Cam Sprints (1st division)

1st round
Beat Selwyn
Things were looking promising even before Selwyn suffered a boat-stopping shipwreck and we won comfortably. [by the webmaster]
Final
Lost to Peterhouse (1/2 length)
Peterhouse looked a large crew and whilst it was disappointing to loose, it was a good row and the small margin was good, considering. [by the webmaster]
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Cambridge 99's Regatta (1st division)

1st round
Lost to New Hall
Despite a great warm up it fell apart on the start line and New Hall gained a lot of distance. After a scrappy row up the reach we got it together and started to close up on them again past the railway bridge. However it was not enough and we finished about a length behind. [by the webmaster]
Plate 1st round
Lost to Pembroke
This began much better with us level with Pembroke going up the reach. But then a strong gust of wind caused us to struggle while Pembroke made their getaway. Overall a very disppointing day of unrepresentative rowing. (Rosie)
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May Bumps

Wednesday
Bumped by Girton
After a good start we were well away from Girton and going for the bump on Selwyn. Unfortunately carnage in the gut caused both Selwyn and Newhall ahead of them to stop (they had a rerow later). So through the corners it was down to just us and Girton, who stayed pretty much on distance. Around Ditton they began to close up and we had a tough race up the reach with them snapping at our heels. Guttingly they managed to hit us with only a few strokes to go. (Rosie)
Thursday
Bumped by CCAT
Difficult to describe without use of expletives. Bow 7 had a confused start after we were blown into the bank, (at least I think that's what happened, unless CCAT have taken up telekinesis). We got back together well though, and with all VIII rowing pushed away. But not enough. Magdalene failed to go fast enough to get them before they got us. We were bumped in Plough reach. (Rosie)
Friday
Bumped by Peterhouse
But we rowed really hard and got up to half a length off CCAT. Had a great start and held them off for a good while before getting bumped outside the Plough. (Rosie)
Saturday
Bumped by Magdalene
We set off determined to row over and not get spoons, sadly Magdalene had other ideas. The start was not quite as brilliant as friday but we quickly got the boat up to speed and magdalene did not get too close too quickly. However they were a fast crew and by Ditton were aiming their bows into us. At that point Julia (subbing for Alex) called for a push, and push we did, dramatically getting clear water again and allowing Julia to move the stern around to safety. Up the reach we kept pushing away, but sadly getting bumped became unavoidable. It was very disapointing to get spoons, and especially to be hit by a crew who we took down last Mays, but it was a good row, we gave it absolutely everything we could. This year has not been good, but there is now a core of experienced rowers who can go out for revenge next year! (Rosie)

1. Driving the boat dow...
2. At the Catch
3. First Post Corner - ...
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Henley Women's Regatta

1st round
Lost to Chuchill (2 feet)
The ladies may VIII raced with a complete crew in perfect conditions at Womens henley on Saturday. Having been drawn against churchill we were very much hoping to get through the first round. Both crews were fractionally late to the start, much to the displeasure of the race officials, so things were a little tense getting on the stake boat. From the go signal Churchill quickly moved away from us, getting about 3/4 length ahead. However, in our crew chat we had discussed never letting their stern past our 3, and this proved to be particularly pertinent. First and Third Birds pushed through churchill, taking back the distance lost with a powerful and determined row while churchill struggled to retain their lead. We finished only two feet behind after a very close race to the finish. It was disappointing to lose but a truly great row which the crew should be proud of. (Rosie)
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