The Club's Results
Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2004
A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
Thu 25th - Sat 27th November
The official results published by the organisers, Clare College Boat Club, can be found here. 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.
lost to Jesus A by 2 lengths in a re-row
This race was much tougher than the first, but it still started well, with FaT taking about half a length off Jesus in the first half of the course (their corner). However, Jesus put in a huge push, starting just before the railway bridge, and steered onto our side of the river, causing a blade clash and their winning by about 1/4 of a length. Unfortunately the umpires decided to call a re-row rather than disqualifying Jesus.
However, our crew thought they'd lost and were already halfway home. This meant they rowed straight back and started as soon as they reached the start (in the opposite direction). Jesus were all fired up for the re-row, whereas our boys clearly wanted to be back home! Despite similar disgraceful steering from their cox, as in the first race, the margin of victory was sufficiently large for the umpires not to call another re-row.
I was glad to see our boat behaved very well throughout, despite verbal abuse from the Jesus boat, and also that they managed to put in a good bit of paddling after the race!
Bring on Fairbairns, when Jesus are going down!
1. Struggling in the re...
2. Effort against Jesus
3. Stern 5
1. At the start.
2. Waiting some more...
beat Caius A by 1 length
1. At the catch
3. Getting started.
beat Magdalene B by about 4 lengths
beaten by Maggie C (SCUM!) by about 2 lengths
However, a solid paddle home (including a completely unnecessary practice start!?) bodes well for the test of Fairbairns. This crew can be very proud of the way they rowed today, and look forward to beating the Maggie scum when it matters!
1. Cruising against Mag...
2. Stern 4
3. Grit your teeth!
beat Hughes Hall B by 4 lengths
WELL DONE GIRLS! Dan, the CU Cyclists and all the sheep of Wales are proud of you... xx
Beat LMBC C by 1 length
The will to shed some red scum blood was there right from the warm up in the boathouse... We knew fully well that the Maggie Menace were going to give us more trouble than the docile grads from Hughes. But first cracks appeared in the LMBC uberego when we had a cheering match with the 1st women outside the P&E,... we saw those lip-stick smeared faces drop as the air resounded with mighty 1st&3rd cheers. The girls rowed better than yesterday, back lean and strong finishes were introduced on the row up to the start while they as ever excelled at responding to ratio calls. Marshalled outside the Plough we continued to undermine the opposition's self confidence with singing and chanting. Bankparty Zoe cunningly worked out the critical point of maximum destruction for our Crew Chant (3x Cox: What are we gonna do??? Crew: WIN!!!)- delivered in a male voice, since the only reminescent of our girlie selves was to be my hockey skirt- and we roared while maggie made their spacking attempt at spinning.
After a strong start we were marginally ahead, a push for ten into the lead followed taking us to 1/4 length. The unimaginative scum cox then called for a push from the lipstick ladies but we quietly matched their push, which led to more maggie disillusionment and 3/4 length for us! The girls kept it together marvellously, and responded to every call, a ratio shift increased our lead to a length and a push for 'the bow girl' gave us clear water. After the railway bridge we fell apart a bit and the scum gained back on us with a last desperate effort. Summoning the last energy reserves the girls pushed for the finish and into the semi-finals.
Dami's loss to LMBC men C had been avenged... An absolutely tremendous effort!!!
Lost to Queens' C by 3 lengths
Bring on Fairbairns... Queens have not seen the last of us.
NM3 can be really proud of what they did today!
1. Stay warm!
2. In the semi-finals
3. In the boat!
Beat Wolfson C easily
Excelled against Christ's C by 1 and a quarter lengths
1. We can beat Wolfson ...
2. Stern 5
3. Middle 4
1. JPD sporting controv...