The Club's Results

Cambridge Autumn Head, Mich Term 2001

1st men's novice VIII

Coxed by: Will Thorne

Completed the course, & beat some crews too!
Time: 13:37
The lads remained unfazed by seeing the twisting corners of grassy et al for the initial time minues before their first ever race. Of course, for many of them it was their first time in a boat since the week before due to the flooding. Dispite my concerns the crew concentrated as Will went over the final thoughts [including 'what to do if you catch a crab !'] and main areas to concentrate on. The sun was shining as the condemned men got into Titan, their trusty steed....!

I just hoped they'd come through over the next twenty or so minutes - and did they ever ! The rolling start saw the eight moving as a crew, and the power really did go down through the water. Special mention should probably go to all of them for a stirling effort, but to summarise: Henry and Matt for a superb grassy corner [I hope that stroke side wasn't spakking when I wasn't looking !], Ed for catching up 3 outings worth of technique without complaint after recovering from injury, Andrew for finally getting the hang of slowing the slide a bit, Mike for the incredible blade bend picture, David for keeping on rowing when Viktor crabbed and Mike had to stop, Viktor for crabbing at stroke (!), Ally for crabbing during the 'last twenty' [don't worry mate, we've all done it.] and Will for coxing at the last minute, doing a fantastic job with a novice eight during a real race, and not crashing this time... (Dan)

1. Moving in to Plough ...
2. By Eights Marina


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