The Club's Results

Lent Term 2005

Cambridge Head-2-Head
Sat 22nd January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2600m
Beginning of term race practice for many college crews and the first form guide of the term

Head of the Nene
Sat 5th February
An important regional 5000m timed head race
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.

Newnham Short Course
Sat 5th February
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
With several 1st and some 2nd VIIIs racing at Peterborough, only a selection of college crews race.

Robinson Head
Fri 11th February
A timed head race over 2200 - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
The last timed head race on the Cam before Lents - and a useful form guide with many college boats competing.

Pembroke Regatta
Sat 19th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.

1st men's VIII (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Emma by 3/4 length in the final
1st women's VIII, The Black Pearl in the White Shell (1st division): Raced 5 rounds: Lost to Clare by 1.5 lengths in the final
2nd men's VIII (2nd VIIIs): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Caius II by 2 lengths in the semi finals
2nd women's VIII (2nd division): Lost by about 2-3(?) lengths to Jesus II in the 1st round
3rd men's VIII (College lower VIIIs): Raced 5 rounds: Beat Maggie III by 1/3 length in the final
3rd women's VIII (3rd division): Lost to Newnham III in the quarter finals
4th men's VIII (3rd division): lost to LMBC III by about 2 lengths in the 1st round
5th men's VIII (3rd division): Lost to Queens' III in the 1st round

Winter League, 2nd leg
Sun 20th February
A timed head race on the Cam, primarily for Town crews.
The Winter League is a series of races for town clubs; college crews seldom enter in great numbers.

Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 25th February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.

Lent Bumps
Tue 1st - Sat 5th March
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.

Women's Head of the River Race
Sat 5th March
The Women's Eights Head, on the Tideway in London.
The largest women's only race in the country, raced in early March over the Championship Course - 4 1/4 miles, with the stream, from Mortlake to Putney.

Drumps
Sun 13th March
Like bumps but illegal and with alcohol.
Drumps involves a course of approximately 8 stations (with marshals, usually unbribable) at which members of a racing crew must each drink a particular alcoholic beverage in the shortest possible time, before moving onto the next station and a different drink. The aim is to both 'drump' crews ahead and ultimately to finish Head of the Drumps. Club formal hall generally completes the evening.

Winter League, 3rd Leg
Sun 13th March
A timed head race on the Cam, primarily for Town crews.
The Winter League is a series of races for town clubs; college crews seldom enter in great numbers.

2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 15th March
A timed sculling race for single and double sculls over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
This is an historic event, but recently has been run continously since only 1999. The event is for single sculls, both shell and clinker, and (new for 2005) allows double sculls to enter.

Cardinal's Regatta
Thu 17th March
"a regatta unlike any other..."
A fun post bumps regatta for mixed crews, with head starts for crews in fancy dress and widescale bribery of marshalls and race officials...!

Fat Duck, The fastest duck on the Cam. (Fancy Dress): Beat Peterhouse by 2 lengths in the quarter finals and scratched due to incomplete duck in the semi finals

Head of the River Race
Sat 19th March
A huge head race on the Tideway (tidal river Thames) over the University Boat Race course
The largest annual VIIIs head race in the country, attracting most rowing clubs and many University and College crews. The course is 4 1/2 miles, from Mortlake to Putney.


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