The Club's Results

Mich Term 2002

Head of the Charles
Sat 19th October
A high profile head race upstream on the Charles River, Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
Back again, this time with 8 valid BPBC rowers and a cox (John Orcutt) borrowed from the University of Chicago...

Cambridge Autumn Head
Sat 26th October
A 2600m head race upstream, from the A14 road bridge to the top finish at Chesterton footbridge.
Attracting many town clubs and some college crews, the Autumn Head is a useful form guide for the upcoming University IVs.

Head of the River IVs
Sat 2nd November
A processional head race over the University Boat Race Course for Fours and Quads
550 crews enter this national event. The top college IVs usually aim to join the likes of Olympic Gold medallists Matt Pinsent and James Cracknell in this presitigious race.

University IVs
Mon 4th - Thu 7th November
A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
For College senior crews, traditionally the most prestigious event of term, and the main focus of the first half of term for the better senior College crews. The men's 2nd IV win their division and the Light IV were unlucky to loose their event after a dispute.

Light IV (Light IVs): Lost to LMBC (8 seconds) in the semi finals
2nd men's IV (Lower IVs): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Emma II (5 s) in the final

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition
Wed 13th November
A 500m team ergo competition for Novice VIIIs
The first taste of competition for the new novice crews, most of the college boat clubs enter their novice crews in to this fun event.

Cambridge Winter Head
Sat 16th November
A timed head race over 2300m, from the Motorway bridge to the Pike & Eel
For senior crews this is the final race preparation for Fairbairns and can be a valuable form guide; for a few novice crews, a chance to try out racing before the upcoming Clare Novice Regatta.

Emma Sprints
Sat 23rd November
500m up the reach. Fancy dress and bribery are recommended
A light-hearted knock-out regatta for mixed VIIIs. The 1st VIII lost against some Pembroke novices in the first round; meanwhile, the 2nd VIII's bribery paid dividends.

2nd mixed VIII: Raced 4 rounds: beat Clare Mixed in the final
1st mixed VIII: Lost to Pembroke Novices (1/2 length) in the 1st round

Clare Novice Regatta
Sat 30th November
A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
With just a week before Novice Fairbairns, the Clare Novice's offer all important race practice and exciting side by side racing. Most college novice VIIIs enter

1st men's novice VIII (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Fitzwilliam A in the semi finals
1st women's novice VIII (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Queens A in the semi finals
2nd men's novice VIII (2nd division): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Christs B in the semi finals
2nd women's novice VIII (2nd division): Lost to Magdalene B in the 1st round

Novice Fairbairn Cup
Thu 5th December
A 2700m timed head race on the Cam for Cambridge College novice VIIIs
The main focus for Michaelmas term for all novice crews at Cambridge University - there were 113 entries this year. Our 1st men's and women's novice crews both finished in the top 10; the lower crews also performed respectably.

Fairbairn Cup
Fri 6th December
A 4300m timed head race on the Cam for VIIIs
The main focus of Michaelmas term for all Cambridge college senior crews. Our men's and women's 1st VIIIs finished in the top 10 whilst the men's 2nd VIII narrowly missed out on a win.

Fairbairn Cup - IVs
Fri 6th December
A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Subsidary to the VIIIs event, a handfull of college crews usually enter.


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