The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2005

4th men's novice VIII (Plate)

Coxed by: R.R. Fenn

1st round
Bye (Robinson C scratched)
Our first race as FaT Novice Mens 4th VIII... will it all be as easy as this? (O. Jones)
2nd round
Beat LMBC E easily
This was the second LMBC crew we put out today, and in masterful style too. The result was never in doubt, despite Charlie P trying his hardest to break his seat. He probably just felt sorry for them.

From the bank, the row looked comfortable and solid. Timing was mostly together, and crabs were notable in their absence. A steady rhythm with little rushing saw our boys moving faster than the oppo from start to finish. There's more to come from this crew; given some decent opposition, there should be some really good racing on saturday. (Albert)
I think this quote from the Maggie website says a lot.... "Their second draw was against the formidable FaT 4th" - and didnt they just know it! (O. Jones)
Quarter finals
Lost to Fitz C by a length
Unfortunately not as victorious today as on Thursday, half a length behind for most of the second half of the race, but unfortunately couldn't muster that extra push to win it, at least partly due to 7's crabbing problems (really sorry about that guys!) (Andy)
A solid start and good rhythm saw us neck and neck with Fitz down the Reach, until we caught a couple of crabs which put us a length down. The second half of the race saw both Fitz and our boys gradually going slower and slower, to the point where Fitz were barely moving by the finish. Unfortunately, we were unable to capitalize on their mistakes. A little more mental toughness might have made all the difference, but at the end of the day congratulations are in order for the 4th men making it as far as the quarter finals. (Albert)

1. Go
2. Attention
3. Richard
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