The Club's Results

Novice Fairbairn Cup 2001

A 2700m timed head race on the Cam for Cambridge College novice VIIIs
Thu 29th November

The event was organised by Jesus College Boat Club. At the bottom of this page there is a summary of the results of college crews and a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.


1st men's novice VIII

6th men's novice VIII
Time: 10:06
After a shakey start, the 1st VIII settled in to a strong rhythm and took the corners well in the first part of the course. Everything seemed to be going fine until just before the railway bridge when a "blade clash" with a barge and a seat failure at 6 put a spanner in the works. Eventually the seat problem was resolved and the crew produced a really gutsy row to the finish, coming in 16 seconds behind the winners. [by the webmaster]

1. Near the start
2. From Emma footbridge
3. Passing Emma

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2nd men's novice VIII

22nd, 7th lower novice VIII, beat 12 1st novice VIIIs
Time: 11:00
I was very proud to bank party the 2nd VIII in the novice Fairbairn race. I was worried the panicked start would lead to hard core spacking all the way down the course. Instead, by Elizabeth Way the crew had pulled together and, well, pulled! The high rating and long strokes, enough to knacker even the toughest novice, proved how hard the 2nd VIII reallly are. With Baz screaming at them they powered down the reach and finished off the course in style. (Dan)

1. Near the start
2. Passing Emma
3. From Emma footbridge

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1st women's novice VIII

5th women's novice VIII
Time: 11:48
The 1st novice women came 5th in the novice fairbairns, keeping up the good novice women's results in the club for the last 3 years. Abandoning the war paint, and unfortunatly a crew member down (note to future lower boats captains: ask all novices if they have any compulsary trips to the Tate Art Gallery on the day of novice Fairbairns before picking crews), the crew raced a good solid race. Stealing the stroke of the 2nd novice VIII (who'd already raced the course once), and putting her on bowside, they were ready to go.

Tom had the 'great' idea of going for a quick paddle before the race, pushing off 5 minutes before we were suppossed to be marshalling the marshals went crazy. After a good few minutes of '1st + 3rd what are you doing?' (classic quote of the day: Marshal to a Queens novice boat: 'Queens, what are you doing?', Queens: 'we don't know') and '1st + 3rd you'll be disquallified if you don't spin and go back NOW' (Tom: 'don't worry, keep rowing'), they came back to to the boathouse and marshalled. Going off behind LMBC they had a good start and were looking comfortable across the course. There were no major disasters in the boat. The 7 strong bankparty however had a bit of a problem with a truck blocking the whole road - meaning that the 1st VIII got a few strokes of rowing without a crazed shouting from the bank distracting them. The girls rowed a focussed and powerful race.

Despite a number of them almost throwing up on the finish line were still in good spirits and managed to sing all the way back to the boat house. They pissed off Downing the most, changing the lyrics of 'we'd rather be at Oxford than St Johns', to 'we'd rather be at Oxford than at Downing'. Loving the controversy this caused they sang other 'adapted' versions at Robinson and Jesus (after telling them that Jesus would add 10 secs to our time if they didn't stop singing they sang 'we'd rather be at Jesus than at Oxford') but manged to get back to the boat house alive.

They (and the club) should be proud of what they acheived in less than ideal circumstances yesterday. I certainly am. (Becca)

1. From Emma footbridge
2. 1st nov women's supp...
3. Passing Emma
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3rd men's novice VIII

57th of 69 men's novice VIIIs
Time: 12:53
Some last-minute crew changes caused the start to be slightly scrappy. However, once everyone remembered how to row, things got a little better and the crew found something reasonably rhythmical. A recurring crab problem, which had dogged them from just after the start, was resolved before chesterton. Down the reach, they started to tire and shorten up a a bit. However, they kept pushing the legs down and hauled themselves through the finish line. [by the webmaster]

1. Corrina
2. Passing Emma
3. Passing Emma
[more...]

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4th men's novice VIII

60th of 69 men's novice VIIIs
Time: 13:02
Despite Thomas' valiant attempt at organisation, the boat required some desperate last minute subbing. We had some problems with our finishes so poor Daniel at stroke crabbed repeatedly down the course. Nevertheless we had some well sat, technical pieces, especially past Churchill's Boat House which spurred us on in to the 2nd half. As we tired technique slipped and more crabs and a crash just before the finish marked a disappointing end to the term.

Still, the good bits were damn good! Well done lads. [by the webmaster]

1. From Emma footbridge
2. Near the start
3. Passing Emma

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2nd women's novice VIII

1. From Emma footbridge
2. Passing Emma
3. Near the start

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's Novice VIIIs</h4><p><pre>Position Race No. Crew Name Time 1 3 LMBC 1 9:50 2 17 CHRISTS 1 9:56 3 13 TIT HALL 1 9:57 3 4 SELWYN 1 9:57 5 9 PEMBROKE 1 10:03 6 2 1+3 1 10:06 7 1 JESUS 1 10:09 8 10 EMMA 1 10:21 9 104 ROBINSON 2 10:23 10 32 MAGDALENE 1 10:34 11 26 CHURCHILL 1 10:35 12 7 ROBINSON 1 10:36 13 16 LMBC2 10:38 14 11 DOWNING 1 10:40 15 117 SELWYN 2 10:43 16 12 QUEENS 1 10:45 17 115 DOWNING 3 10:53 18 34 CHRISTS 2 10:54 18 14 HOMERTON 1 10:54 18 20 ST CATZ 1 10:54 21 105 EMMA 2 10:56 22 5 1+3 2 11:00 23 103 DOWNING 2 11:07 24 101 PETERHOUSE 1 11:08 25 24 TITHALL 2 (cl) 11:10 26 23 SIDNEY 1 11:21 27 29 GIRTON 1 11:25 28 21 JESUS 2 11:26 29 118 WOLFSON 2 11:28 29 30 KINGS 1 11:28 31 15 CORPUS 1 11:34 31 121 SIDNEY 4 11:34 33 25 CAIUS 1 11:35 34 109 SIDNEY 3 11:36 35 6 FITZ 1 11:38 36 111 CHRISTS 3 11:42 37 102 CAIUS 2 11:45 38 28 PEMBROKE 2 (cl) 11:48 39 123 ROBINSON 3 11:50 40 125 SELWYN 3 11:53 41 33 CLARE 1 11:54 42 8 WOLFSON 1 12:01 42 114 LMBC 4 (CL) 12:01 44 127 JESUS 3 12:02 44 129 MAGDALENE 2 12:02 46 116 EMMA 3 12:04 47 27 CHURCHILL 2 12:06 48 35 ST CATZ 2 12:08 49 39 CAIUS 3 12:14 50 38 LMBC 5 12:15 51 19 CCAT1 12:32 52 36 KINGS 2 12:34 53 112 HUGHES HALL 1 12:39 54 130 CHURCHILL 3 12:42 55 110 LMBC 3 12:43 56 124 KINGS 3 12:49 57 22/113? 1+3 3 12:53 58 106 CLARE 2 12:54 59 18 QUEENS 2 12:59 60 119 1+3 4 (time only) 13:02 61 108 DARWIN 1 13:04 62 122 QUEENS 3 13:06 63 126 CAIUS 4 13:08 64 31 CORPUS 2 13:47 65 133 JESUS 4 14:06 66 37 SIDNEY 2 14:11 67 107 FITZ 2 14:36 68 131 ST CATS 3 14:39 69 120 DOWNING 4 14:40</pre></p><h4>Women's Novice VIIIs</h4><p><pre>Position Race No. Crew Name Time 1 52 LMBC1 10:51 2 55 JESUS 1 11:27 3 65 TIT HALL 1 11:30 4 70 CHRISTS 1 11:47 5 52 1+3 1 11:48 6 61 PEMBROKE 2 11:56 7 46 MAGDALENE 1 11:57 8 53 ST CATZ 1 12:06 9 58 SIDNEY 1 12:09 10 56 PEMBROKE 1 12:14 11 91 CHRISTS 3 12:23 12 89 ROBINSON 1 12:27 13 88 CHRISTS 2 12:32 13 62 CHURCHILL 1 12:32 15 45 GIRTON 2 12:33 16 83 CAIUS 2 12:40 17 57 CAIUS 1 12:41 18 82 LMBC 2 12:43 19 64 DOWNING 1 12:46 20 43 GIRTON 1 12:49 21 143 LEYS SCH. 8X (TIME ONLY)12:50 22 94 SIDNEY 2 12:52 23 75 CLARE 1 12:53 24 69 SELWYN 1 12:54 25 72 SELWYN 2 12:57 26 44 SIDNEY 3 (cl) 12:58 27 84 NEW HALL 1 13:04 28 77 NEW HALL 2 13:05 29 85 DOWNING 2 13:06 30 95 CAIUS 3 13:07 31 63 EMMA 1 13:09 32 78 WOLFSON 1 13:10 33 140 MAGDALENE 2 13:13 34 90 LMBC 3 13:14 35 40 KINGS 2 13:18 36 67 NEWNHAM 1 13:22 37 54 PETERHOUSE 1 13:27 38 59 FITZ 1 13:28 39 66 ST CATS 2 13:32 40 96 CLARE 2 (cl) 13:39 41 136 NEW HALL 3 13:43 42 47 1+3 2 14:04 43 79 QUEENS 2 14:14 43 68 KINGS 1 14:16 45 74 QUEENS 1 14:16 45 42 JESUS 3 14:16 47 76 DARWIN 1 14:18 48 86 GIRTON 3 14:22 49 144 JESUS 4 14:35 50 138 QUEENS 3 14:54 51 71 EMMA 2 (CL) 14:55 52 141 FITZ 2 14:57 53 60 JESUS 2 15:02 54 92 ROBINSON 2 15:06 55 80 HOMERTON 1 15:21 56 41 WOLFSON 2 15:40 57 73 NEWNHAM 2 16:03 58 137 ST CATS 3 17:57</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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