The Club's Results

Cambridge Winter Head, Mich Term 2005

A timed head race over 2300m, from the Motorway bridge to the Pike & Eel
Sat 19th November

The official results published by the organisers, Cantabrigian Rowing Club, can be found here. At the bottom of this page there is a summary of the results of college crews and a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.


1st men's VIII, Senior VIIIs

2nd overall, 2nd of 22 College VIIIs
Time: 8:20
We rowed very hard, and earned our victory over the sporting colleges. Caius however have done 10 times as many outings as anyone else, and so are going to look very silly when they don't win Fairbairns. (Tom C)
Forget 2nd on the day of 130-some-odd VIII's -- we were 2nd of 2 in the race that mattered, and so have our work cut out for us over the next couple weeks. (James)
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Light IV, Senior 2 IV-s

1st of 3 in S2 4-, 27th overall
Time: 9:09
I think we were pretty pleased this, really flew down first post reach. Had some trouble overtaking a KCL women's eight, Dan was busy eyeing them up rather than the barge we crashed into. We also had to go pretty wide round Ditton so this must've cost us at least 5 seconds. Can't really remember the rest except that I had difficulty making calls.

So we lost 49 seconds on the eight, which seems like a lot, but I suppose it wasn't quite as balls out and we haven't been rowing for 2 weeks. The fastest college 4+ was Kings with 9:30, so we may need a couple of outings before Fairbairns. (Tom C)
Crew felt powerful, found a rhythm easily and responded well to calls (admittedly these were usually 'STROKESIDE! STROKESIDE!' - must adjust the rudder.)

In my defence we didn't have a bank steerer, or even any bank party at all, which was a bit disappointing. Get keen, guys! With me steering you know its going to be exciting - the inch to spare under the railway bridge got Tobias' adrenaline going anyway.

In detail: Coming into the gut I knew we were in trouble - the women's VIII in front of us were beautiful but oh-so slow. Being good girls (with a rather fiesty, if male, cox) they meekly obeyed my commands to go wide around grassy and we went even tighter than normal. However, I tried to nip in front of them about two strokes too soon, had to swerve away and over steered. At this point I have to admit I was more preoccupied by a firm pressure rammage of a barge rather than the girl at 7. We smashed into it with 50% of strokesides looms, careered on past at quite a nip (luckily I hadn't called it down or anything) and we lost less than 5 seconds. Fortunately the big grey barge was busy annoying marshalling crews otherwise it could have a bit messy as we hurtled through the foliage which usually obscures it.

Fun for all the family - I don't think I swore too much.

If any KCL people read this, we're truly sorry and would love to meet you xxx (Dan)
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2nd men's VIII, Student Novice VIIIs

2nd in Student Novice VIIIs, 27th overall
Time: 9:09
Very exciting race, well for me anyway.

We had a pretty solid first kilometre. Gave the crew in front plenty of room off the start, so it was quiet all the way up to ditton.

After ditton, we had a proper restart, and there were 4 or so crews fairly close to each other on the reach. Went straight past the first one. Then tried to go between the next two, but had to settle for overtaking one and then going for the bump on the other. Luckily they moved over in time. We ground them down over the last 500m, finishing a second or two after them.

Well rowed guys!! (Dami)
This was a pretty good race, and an encouraging start to Fairbairns training this being our first outing in this line up. It felt quite solid, but rather sustainable to Ditton corner. Here we took it up and really attacked the Reach overtaking the 1st of many (2) crews. Went a little dodgy from the Railway Bridge onwards owing to the churn kicked up by the 2-3 crews directly ahead (Dami's calls became increasingly more interesting - "We're going to push to take the crew ahead" 5 secs later "OK...let's push to take both the crews ahead, I'm going through the middle of them" another 5 secs later "Right....lets take all the crews ahead".

Caius II beat us by the sound margin of 18 seconds which is a little disappointing, but they've been training in that crew for most of the term, so with a couple of solid weeks behind us in the VIII we should be ready for them at Fairbairns.... (Phil)

1. I've always wanted t...

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1st women's VIII, Senior VIIIs

10th of 19 women's student senior VIIIs
Time: 10:21
This row was awful. I can think of very few positive points. We have rowed much much better than this in training over the past week. (Erica)
I can think of a positive point: after about 10 minutes it ended :) (Danielle)
Disappointing. :( (Amelia)
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1st women's IV, Senior IVs

5th of 10 women's student senior IV+
Time: 11:03
Just didn't come together. Rowing in the previous division didn't help, but we can't really excuse this poor performance. At least we beat the novices. (Amelia)
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2nd men's novice VIII, Student Beginner VIIIs

12th of 25 student beginner VIIIs, 6th of 16 college novice VIIIs
Time: 11:12
Experty guided down the river by our cox Amelia, we settled in to a solid 26-28 rhythm off the start and maintained it. Our row was free of disasters. We didn't crash into the bank, and no-one lost their seat or caught a crab. We were somewhat slowed by a pair of drunken idiots in a motorboat who forced us into a very bad line round Ditton, but still managed a pretty good time and overall performance. The general feel of the race was quite good and together, though we proved we were capable both of some quite high-quality work (the beat-the-First-Men push) and some serius spacking (last five strokes before the finish). Well rowed guys - now let's get our sights on the Clare Novice Regatta. (Magnus Jones)
This was a good committed piece. We went over at about 28, didn't crab or crash and everyone was tired at the end; a good start.

Through the first half we managed to keep the work on, and had some nice pushes out of the corners to prevent a drop in speed. We were unfortunately slightly impeded by a drunkard in a motor cruiser on Ditton and had to go horribly wide, but once on the reach had an excellent ratio shift and lift in boat speed. Our "Obliterate" push into the railway bridge set us up excellently for the last chunk of racing, and depsite some spacking just shy of the finish line, the power and technique were consistent throughout.

A really impressive first row, well done to everyone and thanks to the mlbcs for coming along and supporting. Bodes well for next week and the Fairbairns. Ra ra! (Amelia)
A very encouraging result indeed. The row was committed and solid from start to finish (who's counting those last 5 anti-phase strokes anyway :-D).

Spurred on by the knowledge that the 1sts had rowed the course at a very relaxed rate, these guys put a mighty effort into their race and managed to make it pay off, holding off a Queen's senior crew and expertly negotiating a swerving pleasure boat at Ditton.

The boys responded well to Amelia's well-judged calls, and each push brought noticeable improvement. Congrats on a good result and let's build on it for Clare Novices and Fairbairns. (Albert)

1. Passing Peter's Post
2. Title
3. Ditton Corner

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3rd men's novice VIII, Student Beginner VIIIs

17th of 25 student beginner VIIIs, 10th of 16 college novice VIIIs
Time: 11:40
Very committed row, right up to the end when they managed to stop a magdalen (oxford) crew.

And don't worry about the girls who overtook you. It was a CUWBC crew - they're *almost* men, in a purely rowing sense ;) (Dami)

1. underneath the motow...
2. Emma
3. back at the boathouse
[more...]

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1st men's novice VIII, Student Beginner VIIIs

20th of 25 student beginner VIIIs, 12th of 16 college novice VIIIs
Time: 11:50
Not a great race- in mitigation, some of us couldn't feel our hands thanks to pre-race frostbite, and the coxbox and rating meter were both faulty... Technique coming on well though (P.E. Jefferys)
In the freezing cold of an early morning in the Cambridge winter, nine brave souls (and Dan Jane) set out in the good ship Richard Church to do battle on the Cam. After losing various body parts to frostbite, they set off down the course with a solid rhythm and good amounts of power going into the water.

The 11 minutes and 50 seconds of rowing that ensued were characterized by generally good technique and power. Unfortunately, the 1st novice men turned in a time not worthy of themselves, by choosing to row the course at a rating which most would call good for training, but simply too low for racing...

Next time we'll go out there and throw the kitchen sink at them. In the meantime we need to get back in the boat and focus on turning our power and technique into speed.

It should also be noted that a large number of seconds were lost due to having to hold it up at Grassy. Several coxes have reported that the 'good' ship is only good at turning right. Today's events seem to have confirmed that rumour, and to be honest it never seemd like the boat was going to turn at all, let alone complete the corner. Nadi made the smart decision to abort the corner before it was too late, and the 2nds subsequently opted for Peter Brandt. (Albert)

1. 1st men & women ...
2. Blades off the water
3. Still looking tidy
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1st women's novice VIII, Student Beginner VIIIs

9th out of 14 women student beginner VIIIs
Time: 13:35
Didn't actually get to see any of the race :( but by all accounts it was a good effort. I can definately say that on the way down to the start they looked way better than any of the novice crews around. Particularly the maggie crew with balloons on their bow - wierd no?

Well done girls! keep up the good work (Dami)
This was such a nice row - the girls were looking strong and together, definitely one of the prettiest crews on the river (in every sense!). Nice coxing too :)

Hope you had fun! (Clair)

1. Dom wrapped up warm
2. very very very cold
3. happy marshalling
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3rd women's novice VIII, Student Beginner VIIIs

11th out of 14 women student beginner VIIIs
Time: 15:06
Considering these girls aren't particularly experienced and there were four coxes in the boat in total (hehe), this was a very good row.

Despite having a blade clash with an imperial crew (grr!), they kept moving together fairly well, responded to the calls for pushes, and didn't give up at all.

Very impressed, couple more outings, then bring on Clare Novices! (Dami)
This was a very good race, with everyone committed and together. A really nice push down the Reach, despite the nasty Imperial crew. So impressed by this performance!

Hope you had fun! (Clair)

1. pushing off the start
2. Happy people
3. About to race

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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's college VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall P. Event Pos. Start Order Crew Event Final Time</b> 1 1 302 Caius BC 1 M Stu Sen 8:04 <b>2 2 5 First and Third Trinity BC 2 M Stu Sen 8:20</b> 4 4 303 Christ's College BC 1 M Stu Sen 8:32 5= 5= 403 Clare BC 2 M Stu Sen 8:33 5= 5= 3 Emmanuel BC 1 M Stu Sen 8:33 9 7 2 Churchill College BC 1 M Stu Sen 8:38 12 9 203 Pembroke Col. BC (Cam) 2 M Stu Sen 8:43 15 1 315 Caius BC 2 (A) M Stu Nov 8:51 16= 10 55 Queens' College BC ? M Stu Sen 8:55 19 11 306 Lady Margaret BC 1 M Stu Sen 8:59 22 12 6 Girton College BC 1 M Stu Sen 9:05 24= 13 407 Selwyn College BC 2 M Stu Sen 9:07 27= 14 404 Darwin College BC 1 M Stu Sen 9:09 <b>27= 2= 228 First and Third Trinity BC 3 M Stu Nov 9:09</b> 27= 2= 20 Robinson College BC 2 M Stu Nov 9:09 32= 4 21 Lady Margaret BC 3 M Stu Nov 9:12 35= 5 106 Trinity Hall BC 1 M Stu Nov 9:18 40 17 408 CCAT BC 2 M Stu Sen 9:24 43 19 307 Hughes Hall BC 1 M Stu Sen 9:27 48 20 4 Emmanuel BC 2 M Stu Sen 9:33 54= 21 153 Kings College BC (Cam) 3 M Stu Sen 9:39 81= 10 107 Trinity Hall BC 2 M Stu Nov 9:55 85= 3 137 Lady Margaret BC 5 M Stu Beg 9:58 87= 22 7 Queens' College BC 2 M Stu Sen 10:00 96= 11 316 Sidney Sussex Col. BC 1 M Stu Nov 10:05 99 4 136 Lady Margaret BC 4 M Stu Beg 10:06 129= 7= 131 Kings College BC (Cam) 1 M Stu Beg 10:40 129= 7= 133 Peterhouse BC 3 M Stu Beg 10:40 166 11 134 Selwyn College BC 3 M Stu Beg 11:11 <b>167= 12= 47 First and Third Trinity BC 4 M Stu Beg 11:12</b> 167= 12= 128 Corpus Christi RC 1 M Stu Beg 11:12 178= 15 138 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 2 M Stu Beg 11:31 184 16 355 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 4 M Stu Beg 11:34 <b>186= 17 443 First and Third Trinity BC 6 M Stu Beg 11:40</b> 189= 19 127 Caius BC 6 M Stu Beg 11:43 191 12 19 Caius BC 3 (B) M Stu Nov 11:44 <b>193= 20 130 First and Third Trinity BC 5 M Stu Beg 11:50</b> 209= 21 135 Sidney Sussex Col. BC 2 M Stu Beg 12:07 211 22 139 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 3 M Stu Beg 12:11 214 23 129 Darwin College BC 2 M Stu Beg 12:19 227 24 132 Kings College BC (Cam) 2 M Stu Beg 13:16</pre></p><h4>Women's college VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall P. Event Pos. Start Order Crew Event Final Time</b> 20 1 409 CUWBC 7 (G) W ARA E 9:02 34 2 410 CUWBC 10 (J) W ARA E 9:16 35= 1 207 CUWBC 5 (E) W ARA Sen2 9:18 53 1 24 Caius BC 4 W Stu Sen 9:36 57= 2 25 Kings College BC (Cam) 5 W Stu Sen 9:40 65= 2 411 CUWBC 9 (I) W ARA Sen2 9:46 65= 1 208 CUWBC 4 (D) W ARA Sen3 9:46 81= 3 28 Lady Margaret BC 8 W Stu Sen 9:55 92 5 323 New Hall BC 1 W Stu Sen 10:03 93= 6 27 Newnham College BC 1 W Stu Sen 10:04 100 7 114 Clare BC 1 W Stu Sen 10:08 104= 8 425 Pembroke Col. BC (Cam) 1 W Stu Sen 10:11 108 9 116 Trinity Hall BC 3 W Stu Sen 10:13 <b>115 10 115 First and Third Trinity BC 7 W Stu Sen 10:21</b> 120 13 154 Emmanuel BC 3 W Stu Sen 10:28 122 2 31 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 5 W Stu Nov 10:33 124= 14 321 Churchill College BC 4 W Stu Sen 10:36 126= 15 234 Selwyn College BC 1 W Stu Sen 10:37 128 16 423 Girton College BC 2 W Stu Sen 10:38 132= 3 428 Caius BC 5 W Stu Nov 10:42 138 5 30 Newnham College BC 3 W Stu Nov 10:47 151 17 422 Darwin College BC 3 W Stu Sen 10:58 206 2 143 Caius BC 7 W Stu Beg 12:04 219= 4= 147 Girton College BC 3 W Stu Beg 12:44 219= 4= 148 Newnham College BC 4 W Stu Beg 12:44 222 6 150 Lady Margaret BC 7 W Stu Beg 12:50 225 7 356 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 6 W Stu Beg 13:01 228 8 149 Lady Margaret BC 6 W Stu Beg 13:18 <b>229 9 145 First and Third Trinity BC 11 W Stu Beg 13:35</b> 230 10 144 Churchill College BC 2 W Stu Beg 13:50 <b>238 11 348 First and Third Trinity BC 13 W Stu Beg 15:06</b></pre></p><h4>Coxless IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall P. Event Pos. Start Order Crew Event Final Time</b> <b>27= 1 212 First and Third Trinity BC 1 M ARA Sen2 9:09</b> 44= 2 211 Cambridge '99 RC 2 (Smith) M ARA Sen2 9:30 77 3 213 Kings Col. London BC 23 M ARA Sen2 9:50</pre></p><h4>Men's coxed IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall P. Event Pos. Start Order Crew Event Final Time</b> 44= 1 14 Kings College BC (Cam) 4 M Stu Sen 9:30 61= 3 416 Pembroke Col. BC (Cam) 3 M Stu Sen 9:43 61= 1 36 Christ's College BC 3 M Stu Nov 9:43 63= 4 13 Christ's College BC 2 M Stu Sen 9:44 65= 5 15 Lady Margaret BC 2 M Stu Sen 9:46 73= 6= 105 Robinson College BC 1 M Stu Sen 9:49 79= 8 417 Pembroke Col. BC (Cam) 4 M Stu Sen 9:54 96= 3 217 Magdalen Col. BC (Ox) 3 M Stu Nov 10:05 110= 4 434 Peterhouse BC 2 M Stu Nov 10:16 116= 5 239 Peterhouse BC 1 M Stu Nov 10:22 139= 6 354 Magdalene Col. BC (Cam) 1 M Stu Nov 10:48</pre></p><h4>Women's coxed IVs</h4><p><pre><b>Overall P. Event Pos. Start Order Crew Event Final Time</b> 96= 1 221 CUWBC 1 (A) W ARA Sen2 10:05 104= 1 222 CUWBC 2 (B) W ARA Sen3 10:11 113= 2 438 CUWBC 8 (H) W ARA Sen2 10:19 113= 2 223 CUWBC 3 (C) W ARA Sen3 10:19 132= 1 336 Newnham College BC 2 W Stu Sen 10:42 146= 3 338 Wolfson College BC 1 W Stu Sen 10:55 148 4 334 Clare BC 3 W Stu Sen 10:56 <b>156 5 242 First and Third Trinity BC 8 W Stu Sen 11:03</b> 163= 2 245 Churchill College BC 3 W Stu Nov 11:09 170= 3 126 Queens' College BC 1 W Stu Nov 11:13 170= 8 335 Clare BC 4 W Stu Sen 11:13 183 4 45 Robinson College BC 3 W Stu Nov 11:33 193= 5 46 Lady Margaret BC 9 W Stu Nov 11:50 198 6 442 Corpus Christi RC 2 W Stu Nov 11:55 215 8 341 Girton College BC 4 W Stu Nov 12:20</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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