The Club's Results

Cam Sprints, May Term 2003

2nd men's VIII (2nd division)

Coxed by: Esther Hobson

Semi finals
Won by 2 lengths (Corpus I)
We assembled at the boathouse with Esther, our guest coxswain for the day.
We went to collect our racing number.
One of the organisers gave Esther '69'. Twice.
Mark got a '69' from Esther.
We boated a division early in order to get one over on the opposition and sneak in a warm-up and some starts practice.
Corpus 1st VIII arrived at the start after a whole 100m warm up and did a quick spack-turn.
After a bit of difficulty we attached ourselves to the stakeboat.
A good start saw us move away from the Corpus VIII on the outside station.
The first half of the race was good as we extended our lead, but we got a little tired towards the end of the long, arduous course.
We managed to hold Corpus off with some decidedly unspectacular rowing, but our spacking speed was superior to theirs.
And we won our first race of the day. (Matt)
Good start, only minor spacking
Second half: the splashing machine rolled into action as we lost sight of a weak Corpus

Verdict? Good, but the spacking was only at National Level (i.e. my mother could row better than you) (Esther)
Final
Won Easily (Trinity Hall II)
We re-convened a little later in the afternoon and tried to boat for our division.
The organisers told us that
(a) They were running about a division late,
(b) That we were too late to be boating what was by now a division early.
So we turned the boat around and rowed off past the finish for our warm-up and practise start exercises.
Rowed up to the start and watched the oppo spack past and spin.
Lined up on the outside of the bend again, with a lot more skill and precision from Esther.
The start was OK, but we seemed to be a little tired from the previous race.
Our bladework wasn't the best, but we managed to row away from Trinity Hall II and win comfortably.
Esther said it was the worst "rowing" that she'd ever seen us perform.

Yay - We Won Pots !!! (Matt)
First half: humm, we lost Tit Hall very quickly
Second half: after a shocking attempt at Spacking in the first round we finished off the day with Spacking at an International level (i.e my grandmother could row better than that)


Verdict? Who cares. POTS POTS POTS!!! (Esther)

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