The Club's Results

Mich Term 2004

2nd men's novice VIII

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition (1st division)

19th in Division 1, 5th fastest 2nd VIII
Time: 13:01.5
A good result for the 2nd VIII, competing mainly against 1st VIIIs and beating 9 of them. Everyone gave it their all, and that sort of determination will pay off later in the season. The individual times were enough to be in most colleges' 1st VIIIs. A shame not to make the final, but maybe aiming for that would've been slightly over-optimistic! (BJ)
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Cambridge Winter Head (Novice VIIIs)

1. Mid-drive
2. Approaching 1st post...
3. Near the start
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Clare Novice Regatta (Cup)

Quarter finals
beat Caius A by 1 length
This was an awesome race. The crew started well, slowly pulling away from Caius at the start and gradually extending their lead to a length as they neared the Railway Bridge. They then held Caius at a length to the finish. An excellent display of technique and control over brute force. (Phil)

1. At the catch
2. Mid-drive
3. Getting started.
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Novice Fairbairn Cup (2nd division)

12th, 3rd 2nd VIII
Time: 10:43
Great row, guys!

As always, our start fired and we swiftly closed on Trinity Hall ahead of us: rating high and pulling together. It felt like we could catch them by King's. Then, ten strokes out of the road bridge, disaster struck as Matt (stroke) fell off his seat. After rowing with six for a while - and toying with seven round the corner - he finally got it fixed, but our momentum was gone.

From here, the rate dropped and dropped up to Chesterton footbridge, as the crew tired. Coming out - "Halfway!" - we put on a big push over about thirty strokes, and held it there. Realising we were closing again on the Hall, and spurred on by our bank party, a huge roar then erupted from the heart of the boat; Tim:

"Let's DESTROY them!!"

Firing on all cylinders, we put the rate back up and came level with them approaching the railway bridge. They took the inside of the corner but it didn't delay us long - and spurred on by our success, we roared away down Long Reach to the finish. The crew were thoroughly exhausted, but happy. Bring on the bumps! (Alex)
A video of the start can be found here. (BJ)

1. Starting
2. Nice and tidy
3. Everyone checking th...
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