The Club's Results

Mich Term 2005

Cambridge Small Boats Head
Sat 1st October
A 2600m timed head race for small boats (sculls, pairs, doubles and quads)
Being right at the start of term, it is unusual to see many college entries in this event.

Committee curry turned 2k
Mon 3rd October
2k erg side-by-side after imbibing copious amounts of alcohol.
This epic outburst of intra-committee rivalry was to decide once and for all who was the Drunken Master of 2k erging...

Pairs Head
Sat 15th October
4000m on the tideway from the University Stone to Hammersmith Brige
With most colleges preparing in IVs for the University IVs, it is unusual for colleges to enter the Pairs Head. First and Third are represented in two boats - for the first time in recent years.

Cambridge Autumn Head
Sat 22nd October
A 2600m head race upstream, from the A14 road bridge to the top finish at Chesterton footbridge.
The Autumn Head is the first race of the term on the Cam. Attracting many town and college crews it is a useful form guide for the upcoming University IVs.

Head of the Charles
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd October
A high profile head race upstream on the Charles River, Boston-Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
For the fifth year running, our old boys club, "Black Prince Boat Club" organised a squad to travel to the Head of the Charles. For the first time 3 BPBC VIIIs entered - 2 men's, and a women's - making us the largest entry from outside North America!

University IVs
Mon 31st October - Fri 4th November
A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
For College senior crews, traditionally the most prestigious event of term, and the main focus of the first half of term for the better senior College crews.

Light IV (Light IVs): Beat LMBC (8s) in the semi finals and Beat Jesus (14s) in the final
1st men's IV (1st division): Lost to Jesus by a Canvas in the Re-row in the heats
1st women's IV (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: winners! - beat Newnham (6s) in the final
2nd men's IV (2nd division): beat LMBC (Bailey) (16s) in the quarter finals and Lost to Jesus B (NRO) in the semi finals
2nd women's IV (1st division): beaten by Jesus W1 (29s) in the heats
3rd men's IV (2nd division): beat LMBC (Willison) (13s) in the quarter finals and lost to Christs II (27s) in the semi finals

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition
Tue 1st November
A 500m team ergo competition for Novice VIIIs
The first taste of competition for the novice squads, most of the college boat clubs enter their novice crews in to this fun event.

Million Metre Record attempt
Sun 6th - Tue 8th November
Atlantic Prince's attempt on the World record for 1,000,000m on an indoor rowing machine
As part of their final preparations for their Atlantic crossing in November 2005, ex First and Third captains Rich Dewire and Dan Darley spent three days in a tent in central London, attempting to break the record for rowing a million metres on an ergo.

Head of the River IVs
Sat 12th November
A processional head race over the University Boat Race Course for Fours and Quads
550 crews enter this national event. The top college IVs usually aim to join the likes of Olympic Gold medallists Matt Pinsent and James Cracknell in this presitigious race.

Cambridge Winter Head
Sat 19th November
A timed head race over 2300m, from the Motorway bridge to the Pike & Eel
For senior crews this is the final race preparation for Fairbairns and can be a valuable form guide; for a few novice crews, a chance to try out racing before the upcoming Clare Novice Regatta.

Clare Novice Regatta
Thu 24th - Sat 26th November
A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
With just a week before Novice Fairbairns, the "Clare Novices" offer all-important race practice and exciting side by side racing. Most college novice VIIIs enter.

1st men's novice VIII (Cup): Beat Emma A easily by tactically crabbing into them in the 1st round and Told to go home in the 2nd round
1st women's novice VIII (Cup): Beat Wolfson A easily in the 1st round and Lost to Jesus A in the 2nd round
2nd men's novice VIII (Cup): Lost to Fitzwilliam A by a length in the 1st round
2nd women's novice VIII (Plate): Lost to Queen's B in the 1st round
3rd men's novice VIII (Plate): Beat LMBC D in the 1st round and Lost to Clare B in the 2nd round
3rd women's novice VIII (Plate): bye in the 1st round and Lost to Jesus C in the 2nd round
4th men's novice VIII (Plate): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Fitz C by a length in the quarter finals

The Atlantic Rowing Race
Wed 30th November - Sun 29th January
A race over 2931 miles from the Canary Islands to the West Indies for coxless pairs and fours
Ex captains Rich Dewire and Dan Darley are out in the middle of the Atlantic braving the elements competing against 20 other pairs - in a race expected to take between 40 and 60 days

Novice Fairbairn Cup
Thu 1st December
A 2700m timed head race on the Cam for Cambridge College novice VIIIs
The main focus for Michaelmas term for all novice crews at Cambridge University.

Fairbairn Cup
Fri 2nd December
A 4300m timed head race on the Cam for VIIIs
The main focus of Michaelmas term for all Cambridge college senior crews.

Fairbairn Cup - IVs
Fri 2nd December
A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Subsidary to the VIIIs event, a handful of college crews usually enter.


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