The Club's Results

Cambridge 99's Regatta, May Term 2006

2nd men's VIII (1st division)

Coxed by: Jenny Lee

1st round
Lost to Catz by a length
Pretty feisty row, they did kind of cruise away after the start, but we kept in touch all the way down the course even apparently coming back a little round the corner under the railway bridge.
Given the fact they were full of blues and we were in a bath tub I reckon we can be proud of this one. (Will)
Plate semi finals
Lost to Tit Hall by 3/4 length
It looked for a fair while like this was a contest, but maybe we were a bit tired and our stride wasnt so rythmic as before so they got the better of us in the second half, but I think we put up a decent fight.
Good to see they had to resort to heckling Albert to win! (Will)
Today's races were far better rows than we've had in recent outings, and definitely something positive to take home. We'll see how things pan out once we get our hands on TR2 again.

At the time I wasn't sure if it was Will or myself being heckled, but to be honest, there's no better motivator to row well than some foolish opposition cox telling you that you might be about to blow up. Underhand tactics will get you nowhere. (Albert)
I reckon these would've been good races if we'd had a proper racing boat. I'm pretty sure we were up on Hall after 20 strokes, then they were gonna stride at exactly the same time as us so I kind of ignored the call (sorry boys). But once you get to cruising speed, the fat hull is a handicap too far. (Tom C)

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