The Club's Results

Cambridge 99's Regatta, May Term 2001

A side by side knock out regatta along the reach over 1000m
Sun 27th May

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1st men's VIII, 1st division

1st round
Lost to Robinson (2 feet)
This was a close battle throughout, with Robinson gaining perhaps two or three seats up the reach and then us pulling them back through our corner under the railway bridge. In the end we were ill-prepared for this close race and have work yet to do in order to work as a crew when under pressure. (Martin)
Plate 1st round
Lost to Jesus
We were never really in contention in this one, with sore limbs and dented morale taking their toll. [by the webmaster]
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1st women's VIII, 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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2nd men's VIII, 2nd division

1st round
Lost to Emmanuel II (easily)
With Henry returning from a week of illness and a Sophie subbing at the last minute in the cox's seat, the crew didn't cope with the wind very well and had a disappointing untidy row. [by the webmaster]
Plate 1st round
Lost to Girton I (easily)
The rhythm was perhaps a little bit better, but whilst Girton weren't as quick as Emmanuel they still got away as the rating sagged for the second part of the course. Not the best of days for the 2nd VIII. (Dan)
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4th men's VIII, 4th division

1st round
Lost to Emma III
Held them to about halfway. Got disconcerted due to the fact that they were still there and they finished about half a length up. [by the webmaster]
Plate 1st round
Beat Sidney III
The race was delayed for a while, as Bow's gate fell off on the way up to the start and we lost some important parts in the Cam. After stealing a gate from the 5th VIII we pulled away from Sidney very slowly off the start. By the railway bridge, there was a judicious amount of clear water between the boats - a good thing since our racing line strayed the wrong side of centre - and then we started to fall apart. However we managed to get it back together and won fairly comfortably in the end. [by the webmaster]
Plate final
Beat FaT V
Here it was - the crunch test of the lower boats crew selection policy. After the 5th VIII had obtained a gate from the 1st Women's VIII we were ready to start. Despite their having a ringer in the all-important No.5 seat who, in all honesty, rowed like a compete Lemon during the race, we held them off their carefully planned 'Blitz' start. After ten or so strokes of this, they got a bit tired (esp. the fat bloke at 5) and we rowed steadily away to win. (Matt)
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