The Club's Results

Summer 2003

Kingston Amateur Regatta
Sat 12th July
A 1000m three-lane regatta, held on the River Thames in South West London
Kingston is well-known to First and Third, as it has hosted numerous Easter training camps. This regatta, held the weekend after Henley Royal, is occasionally entered by College rowers who have stayed in Cambridge for the summer, often with alumni.

Miscellaneous men's IVs (Senior3 IV+): lost to Granta (3/4 l); beat Thames (lots) in the semi finals
FaT/BPBC composite (Senior3 IV+): lost to Orion and Kingston (3l and 5l) in the semi finals
Miscellaneous men's IVs (Senior2 IV+): beat Staines (1 1/2 l) in the final
FaT/BPBC composite (Senior4 IV+): lost to Vesta and Reading B (not easily) in the heats and lost to Kingston Uni (easily) in the repecharge

Bedford Quarts Regatta
Sun 13th July
A 600m side-by-side race on the Ouse in Bedford, from the suspension bridge to the BRC clubhouse
A popular summer regatta for those club members still in Cambridge, also attended by the University development squads. Its name derives from the unusually large tankards presented to winners.

FaT/BPBC composite (Senior4 IV+): lost to Magdalene (1/3 l) in the quarter finals
FaT/BPBC composite (Senior3 IV+): lost to Curlew (1 1/4 l) in the quarter finals
FaT/BPBC composite (S3 2-): beat Milton Keynes (1/2 l) in the quarter finals and lost to Wolfson/Darwin (NRO) in the semi finals
FaT/Caius Composite (S3 2-): Lost to FaT/Kings composite in the qualifying

National Championships
Fri 18th - Sun 20th July
A prestigious annual event, including junior and U23 categories, raced as a knock-out regatta over 2000 m
Alex Summers, one of First and Third's University lightweight colours & winner of the Fairbairn Jnr Sculls and Bushe-Fox Freshman's sculls, came 4th overall in single sculls. Although officially representing his home club, he deserves our congratulations.

Eton Boy in his single scull (Under 23 1x): Raced 3 rounds: 4th in the final

Molesey Amateur Regatta
Sat 19th July
A fun side by side knock-out regatta over 1000m on the river Thames at Molesey.
With most students away from Cambridge for the summer, there is little college level rowing. However, over the last three or four years, First and Third and old boys have entered various summer sprint regattas - a great way to make the most of the good weather and keep the rowing going over the summer break.

BPBC scratch IV+ (Senior3 IV+): lost by a length and half in the 1st round
BPBC scratch IV+ (Senior2 IV+): lost by 2 and a half lengths in the 1st round
Coxless pairs (Senior2 2-): Raced 3 rounds: Beat Staines by 3 l in the final
Coxless pairs (Senior2 2-): Lost to Staines (1 l) in the 1st round

St Neots Regatta
Sat 26th July
A 1000m race on the Great Ouse at St Neots
At the height of the summer holidays, First and Third entries at St Neots normally only come from the few members who have stayed on throughout the long vac - often in composite with alumni. The course is well known for a sharp bend near the start.

BPBC/FaT composite (Senior3 IV+): versus Peterborough City A in the 1st round
BPBC/FaT composite (Senior2 IV+): versus Sudbury in the quarter finals
DJH in his single scull (Novice 1x): Lost to Yare in the 1st round
JPD in his single scull (Senior 3 1x): lost to Boston (NRO) in the quarter finals
Eton Boy in his single scull (Novice 1x): Raced 4 rounds: Beat Yare (NRO) in the final
Eton Boy in his single scull (Senior4 1x): Beat York City in the quarter finals and Disqualified in the semi finals

St Neots Sprint
Sun 27th July
a 500m sprint on the Great Ouse in St Neots
The second day of the St Neots regatta weekend, and racing is normally dulled by headaches from the parties on the night before.

FaT/BPBC composite (Senior3 IV+): beat Stratford Upon Avon in the 1st round
FaT/BPBC composite (Senior2 IV+): Versus Huntingdon in the quarter finals
Eton Boy in his single scull (Senior 3 1x): Raced 4 rounds: Beat Bedford (1 1/2l) in the final
DJH in his single scull (Novice 1x): lost to Sudbury in the quarter finals
JPD in his single scull (Senior 3 1x): lost to Yare (1 l) in the 1st round
Eton Boy in his single scull (Senior4 1x): Raced 4 rounds: Beat Furnivall (1l) in the final

BPBCCC vs Trinity BAs Cricket
Sun 3rd August
BPBC's elite cricketing talent take on the Trinity BAs as part of their warm-up tour for next year's defeat by FaT.

Peterborough Summer Regatta
Sat 9th August
A knock out multilane regatta over 1000m on the Peterborough City Rowing club rowing lake
A good summer venue with reasonable numbers and quality of opposition. There is a liver-poisoningly drunken party on the Saturday evening, usually involving naked rowing and pole climbing.

JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): Lost in the heats
JPD/RTT (Elite 2-): Lost in the heats

Peterborough Summer Sprint
Sun 10th August
A 4-lane 500m sprint on the Peterborough Rowing Lake.
A good chance to beat some quality opposition as they nurse their hangovers well into the afternoon.

JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): Raced 3 rounds: Last in the semi finals
JPD/RTT (Elite 2-): Lost in the semi finals

Gloucester Regatta
Sat 23rd August
An 800m regatta held on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
The first leg of the infamous Gloucester-Bristol-Ross combination; consumption of alcoholic beverages has been fairly conservative so far and so you can expect some reasonable competition.

JPD/RTT (Senior1 2-): beat Bewdley (1/3 length) in the semi finals and lost to Northwich (1 1/2 lengths) in the final
JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): lost to Cantabs (4 lengths) in the semi finals

Bristol Avon Regatta
Sun 24th August
A 500m regatta held next to the SS Great Britain on the historic Bristol docks.
The second part of the weekend including Gloucester and Ross regattas. Your opposition will no doubt be experiencing the effects of moderate consumption of drink from the night before; unfortunately, so will you.

JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): Beat Walbrook by 2l in the semi finals and Lost to Southampton University by 1 1/2l in the final
JPD/RTT (Elite 2-): Lost to Southampton University by 2l in the heats

Ross Regatta
Mon 25th August
A course of variable length, claimed to be 750m but undoubtedly much shorter, held on the ridiculously shallow and twisty River Wye.
The third and final leg of the bank holiday weekend regattas. The smell of flat beer fills the fields below the chocolate box town above. Some people can be found drinking in the morning light. Most people are soundly asleep at the time of their first race. Things inevitably run behind, but nobody cares. Although the course has a considerable bowside corner, most crews don't make it that far before hitting the bank, their opposition or a crew crawling down to the start. If you can resist the party the night before, you are almost certain to win your event.

JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): Beat Ross (scratched) in the heats and Lost to Huntingdon (3 feet) in the semi finals
JPD/RTT (Senior1 2-): Beat Worcester by 2 1/2l in the heats and Lost to Hereford by 3l in the semi finals

Cambridge Autumn Regatta
Sun 7th September
600m side-by-side on the reach from the railway bridge to Ditton
One of the last regattas of the UK summer season, Cambridge Autumn is organised by the 99s. It's normally held too early in term to attract College rowers, but attracts rowers from the South East after one last pot.

BPBC/First & Third composite (Senior3 VIII): beat Putney Town by 2 feet in the semi finals and Beat Weybridge RC by 1 length in the final
JPD/RTT (Senior2 2-): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Huntingdon by a canvas in the final
JPD/RTT (Senior1 2-): beat Maidstone (disqualified) in the quarter finals and Lost to Cantabs by 4l in the semi finals

Cambridge Alumni Regatta
Sat 27th September
A small regatta for old-boys (and girls!) crews organised by the University's Alumni Association and raced over about 600 m along the reach.
BPBC enter an VIII, joining crews from Caius, Girton, Fitzwilliam and Jesus in the main men's event. A glorious sunny day sees the Girton crew dispatched before losing to Caius in the final.

BPBC 1st men's VIII: Beat Girton 'Infidels' (1 length) in the semi finals and Lost to Caius (1 length) in the final


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