The Club's Results

St Neots Sprint, Summer 2003

a 500m sprint on the Great Ouse in St Neots
Sun 27th July

The event was organised by St Neots RC. At the bottom of this page there is a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.


FaT/BPBC composite, Senior2 IV+

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FaT/BPBC composite, Senior3 IV+

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DJH in his single scull, Novice 1x

Quarter finals
lost to Sudbury
It was against a Sudbury guy, apparently where Graham Sills has been training. Anyway he wasnt too bad so unfortunately I lost. The steering was marginally better than yesterday though :) (Dan)
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JPD in his single scull, Senior 3 1x

1st round
lost to Yare (1 l)
Nothing much to say here - his start was about 1 length quicker than mine (have been experimenting with a different one, will revert back for next race), and gradually closed back half a length by the end. (JPD)
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Eton Boy in his single scull, Senior4 1x

1st round
Beat Boston (2l)
I hadn't had any breakfast apart from some Maxim, and was almost embarrassed by a young (guess J16)sculler from Boston. It was all a bit nerve-wracking till he hit a buoy just as I was starting to move through him, at which point he gave up. (Alex)
Quarter finals
Beat Bedford (1/2l)
Still suffering from not having had my Weetabix, I was lucky to sneak through when the Bedford sculler hit a buoy in the closing stages. (Alex)
Semi finals
Beat Yare (1 1/2l)
This was a repeat of the previous day's S4 semi-final. The Yare sculler had done almost as many races as me, and was quite tired. With his technique favouring a longer course, this was a much easier race than I'd expected. (Alex)
Final
Beat Furnivall (1l)
In keeping with my attempts throughout the day to provide an exciting spectacle for the crowds, I pushed off, as usual, without doing my gate up. This time, though, I had to stop suddenly, and the blade popped out. The RTT regatta was yet again to prove its worth as I managed to stay dry despite a fairly hefty crosswind.

The Furnivall sculler wasn't very talkative. He'd sneaked off to the start without telling anyone; when I finally caught up with him, he admitted to being somewhat hungover, and perhaps it showed in his steering as he clobbered several buoys in succession. This boy, however, escaped to another fairly routine win to round off a successful day's racing. My next side by side race in this country (with opposition not from CULRC: sorry Tom) will be against Oxford... (Alex)
Thanks Eton Boy! If you keep bigging up the RTT regatta like this it will gain Henley Qualifier status in no time.

On a different note, are you not intending to participate in trial VIIIs or any seat racing before next March? (Rose the Twat)
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Eton Boy in his single scull, Senior 3 1x

1st round
Beat St. Neots (1/2l)
Local knowledge wasn't enough to save this energetic marshal. Despite not gaining any sort of advantage till the very end, I held my nerve to come through at the finish. (Alex)
Quarter finals
Beat Yare (1l)
I was a little disappointed not to be facing JPD in this race. Still having had no food, this was my fourth race in quick succession, and the Yare sculler perhaps sensed this as he tried to hurry proceedings along. In the event, though, it was he who ran out of steam: after going maybe three quarters of a length up, and still hanging on in the lead with only a hundred metres to go, he finally succumbed to a last minute do or die push for the line. This was my only half-decent sculling of the day. (Alex)
Semi finals
Beat Globe (1/2l)
My only race against another Empacher. The Globe sculler said afterwards he that he was rating 40. (Alex)
Final
Beat Bedford (1 1/2l)
This was a rematch of our S4 quarter-final. This time, though, I was sculling a little better and had some energy, and, despite some errant steering, won so efficiently that JPD didn't even notice as he dozed in his car. (Alex)
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