The Club's Results

May Term 2004

1st women's VIII

Head of the Cam (Women's Other Mays), Women's 1st VIII

1st of 15 crews in Women's Other Mays
Time: 10:46
A fantastic start to the term and not a bad race either! A bit frantic at the start, but pushing through the corners saw us gain on Disney and pull away from Caius B. A well timed ratio shift on the Reach refocused our power and the push for the finish was solid and together. Pennants!!! (Sarah)
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Concept 2 Sprint Relay (Women's Other Mays), Women's 1st VIII

Second
Time: 14:48.9
This was quite a comedy event for the FaT women. We decided not to let having 13 rowers (including Fish who turned up pretty much as the start gun went!) to fill two crews get in our way and Amelia Jenna and Pia did rowed for both crews, with almost no break in between.
Everyone did a great stint, but despite having practiced the changover routine we were just not quick (or big!) enough to catch Darwin. A convincing second place though. (jo)

1. Sarah
2. Pia
3. Jenna
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Cambridge Head-2-Head (2nd division), Women's 1st VIII

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Cambridge 99's Regatta (1st division)

Semi finals
Lost to Darwin by 2/3 length
On paper this result doesn't bode that well for day 1 of bumps. In reality it was actually very promising. Our start was good and we pulled away from them right from the beginning. We managed to build up a fairly convincing lead- I'm sure there was more to it than simply the towpath-side advantage. Then one of our gates had a disagreement with its blade and expelled it spectacularly. Fortunately we didnt lose the blade and Honey kept us out of the bank while it got sorted as Darwin came back at us, somewhat slower than i would have imagined.
We had a good push when we got back up to all 8 and pulled back up on them. Unfortunately it wasn't quite enough, but we were all pleased with our performance and comparitive speed. (jo)
Plate final
Lost to Pembroke by 1 length
Not a bad row, but not a great one either. They pulled away quite early on and we never seemed to get it together enough to push back at them. (jo)
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May Bumps

Wednesday
Rowed over
Our start surpassed both of our practices, and we moved up to 1 length from Darwin quite quickly. Unfortunately, they moved up to overlap on Peterhouse very quickly, and had them by grassy.
By plough reach, what little threat there had been from behind disappeared, and we dragged our way down the reach in complete isolation. Cox-box death after the first 10 strokes contributed to the boat being pretty unresponsive, making the rowover a bit of a chore and a bore, but we got there eventually, to a cry of 'Don't rate Too high Trinity!' from the bank. (jo)
Thursday
Bumped Peterhouse
This crew really are a pleasure to watch- easily the most stylish and technical crew in the division. And today's bump proved that they are also very fast! Congratulations girls!!! (Aileen)
A good start, an over enthusiastic stride (38-39), a second over enthusiastic stride (37-38), a whistle, two, three, continuous..., hold it up. job done. (jo)
Friday
Bumped Queens'
We had a great start, an awesome row and a nice quick bump on Grassy. Job done. (Catherine)
Friday
Rowed over as sandwich boat
Apparently we closed to within a length in the gut, but coming into the headwind on the reach Darwin pulled away, and despite our best efforts on the reach we finished outside distance. (Catherine)
Saturday
Rowed over Head
This wasn't the calmest row we've ever done. It started reasonably well, but we didn't lose queens as quickly as we had hoped we would and we worked a bit harder than we needed to as a result. It did the job though. (jo)
Saturday
Rowed over as sandwich boat
We had a bit of a dash and die race plan for this one, but didn't have quite enough left in us to make the dash bit quick enough. Darwin dissapeared and went after Selwyn (who have had 3 stonking row-overs this week) and that was that. (jo)

1. At the finish on Grassy
2. Beautiful water in P...
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