The Club's Results

Cambridge 99's Regatta, May Term 2003

3rd men's VIII (3rd division)

Coxed by: Andy Wong

1st round
Beat Clare III by 1 length (Meadow side)
We had quite a nice row down - the boat being well sat nearly all of the way. We did a fast start, winding to 42 and striding to 38 before settling at around 35 or so. Clare pushed well off the start, holding us for a while, but then we started to open up distance steadily. We conserved our energy a little towards the finish letting Clare catch up a little, but we crossed the line a length up. (Richard)
Semi finals
Lost to Magdalene II by 2 lengths (Towpath side)
Both crews pushed well off the start, holding each other most of the way down the reach, Magdalene being a seat or two up just before the railway bridge. A well timed crab attempt from the 3 man just before the railway bridge saw us lose a bit of balance, rhythm, speed and distance. Magdalene then capitalised on the inside line getting something like 3/4 of a length on the other side. We never got it back together properly, the push for the finish didn't really happen and Magdalene took the race by an official verdict of 2 lengths. Congrats to Magdalene II for a good race and for beating what looked like a good Darwin crew in the final. (Richard)

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