The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2005

2nd men's novice VIII (Cup)

Coxed by: Nadira Huda

1st round
Lost to Fitzwilliam A by a length
Fitzwilliam A has the slightly better start, taking two seats on us, but we pulled back well to end up about half a length in front halfway down the reach. Fitz then caught up a little on the inside of us and then took us on the outside of the corner underneath the railway bridge. Sadly we panicked again towards the finish and it cost us dearly - our heads dropped and the rhythm of the boat was serverely disrupted. Our composure towards the end of races is certainly something to work on over the next week before Fairbairns. However, there were several positives to take from the race. For the most part we were technically superior to the strong Fitz A crew and if we hadn't panicked I'm pretty sure we'd have won, but again the loss of intensity cost us. Not the best of days for First and Third generally, but Fitz A start right behind us in Fairbairns, so we have a chance to reclaim our glory in the important race! (A.J. Sugden)

1. Warming up
2. Setting off


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