The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup - IVs 2006

Light IV with a vengeance (College IVs)

Coxed by: Andy Wong

1st
Time: 11:49.8
All came together and we did what we planned on the start line - won.

I agree with Andy's sentiment; winning pots is far superior. When we tried to drink out of our scarves it was a total disaster. (Dan)
Well, coxing a light IV, I don't get much more redundant than that :-) Took a minute or so to get together, understandably given everyone's excursions in the race before. Thereafter, the crew coped very well with the conditions and extra weight. Solid performance. Got scarfs (scarves?) instead of pots. Nice change, but I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist.

edit: exertions, not excursions... (Andy)
A confession is needed here. I thought that the Jesus and Downing entries might be their light fours, so this could've been a chance for payback. Thus, totally against the spirit of the competition, we had a practise outing on Wednesday to set the boat up correctly. With this advantage it's hardly surprising that we won by 25 seconds, even though the legs didn't allow the rate to go much over 32.

At least 1) we were man enough to race it, unlike the eights that beat us, and 2) we did pretty well at keeping the blades in the water longer, which was our technical aim for the race. (Tom C)

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