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May Term 2003

4th men's VIII

Cam Sprints (College lower VIIIs)

Lost to Sidney Sussex III
We had a shocking start (the start was fine in our only previous outing so we were a bit surprised at this) which lost us a length. Sidney then cut the corner in front of us so despite our higher cruising speed we could not get back into the running. Ah, what am I saying - they were faster than us over 400m and deserved to win. Bring on a bumps length course though ! (Dan)
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Cambridge 99's Regatta (4th and lower division), GradVIII

1st round
Lost to Peterhouse II Easily (Towpath side)
Never had much of a chance against a very good Peterhouse M2. Held them on the start though! (???)
Plate final
Beat Darwin II (DQ) (Meadow Side)
Another good start and we were leading Darwin II, our blades clashed and then our blades clashed with their boat. I didn't have much clue what was happenning, but they stopped and we kept going, to cross the line well in front after they eventually restarted.

The race was not properly rowed out owing to Darwin leaving their station and clashing badly with 1st & 3rd, who eventually crossed the finish line first.

as the 99s website says.

Well, we won some lovely glasses without actually winnig a race! (???)
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May Bumps

Bumped by Trinity Hall III
Well we bumped something... unfortunately it was grassy corner, and not Catz III who were roughly 1/2 length in front of us at the time. With us parked on the bank Trinity Hall III easily caught up (had been roughly holding station before) though failed to notice our acknowledgement leading to a bent rudder for us, and a snapped blade for them! (Sam)
Bumped by Darwin II
Well, at least this time we made it past Grassy! Thanks to some rather inspired crew shuffling, which involved swapping Dan from stroke to bow, we even managed to take quite a tight line around the beast that had robbed us of the bump the day before. We also managed to acquire a shell that steers, since the fellows had an unfortunate entanglement with the bank earlier in our favourite bathtub, Peter Brandt. Sadly, in spite of our good line, and the rather weaving approach taken by the Darwin cox, we were rudely bumped outside the Plough. D'oh. Oh well, at least we didn't have to row too far... (Chris)
Overbumped by Christ's III
Being chased by the scum, i had a vague idea that we might have to work quite hard to hold them off, as they had quite clearly broken the spirit of the bumps by maintaining the same crew order from day to day, and training together. Surely there should be some rule against this?! No matter, the gun went and on stroke 3 they plowed into the bank rudderless, to be bumped by Corpus. At this point, our overly enthused stroke, Mr. Colvin, shouted at the top of his voice, and with very few soothing undertones "relax". And relax we did, apart from the frantic two-man pushes coming from bow pair, we were settling into a nice rhythm. Some way back, out nemesis was stirring - Christs closed up on all the straights, and lost ground on all the corners, but as soon as we got onto the reach, they made us pay dearly for our complacency. Closing the last length of distance for the overbump in what seemed like the blink of an eye, we once again found ourselves in the bank having been bumped. D'oh. Two-thirds of the way up the Reach. Double D'oh. I did, however discover that a 200-stroke push is definitely the way to find your max. heart rate... (Chris)
Rowed over
Today, we had the dubious honour of being able to chase the Maggie scum without first having been bumped by them. Hmmm. Undoubtedly our best start of the week saw us close up on Maggie, and pull away from Queen's, but sadly the two crews ahead bumped out, leaving us to row the course being chased. With a different crew again, and me back in my favoured home, the bow seat, we seemed to find something we'd been lacking all week, and had what can only be described as a powerful and stylish row-over. I don't know whether it was deliberate, but Hugh also kept taking the rate down once we were on the Reach - i like to think he might have been mocking the poor guys behind! No matter, we plummetted down the tables, but at least we had a laugh doing it... (Chris)

1. After the bump
2. Off the start
3. Rowing up to the start

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