The Club's Results

University IVs 2006

A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
Mon 30th October - Fri 3rd November

The event was organised by CUCBC. 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.

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Light IV, Light IVs

Semi finals
lost to Jesus easily
How could the light IV be expected to win as well as making a 'row-on' appearance in 'The Band of Brothers' (see photo)? I'm just glad the boys of FaT company made it out of Normandy unscathed. (Phil)
The finish umpire said we lost by 2 seconds. Jesus were clearly a lot better than last year, and did a good job. We were a little shaky in the first part of the race, didn't deal with the strong wind as well as we might, but we stuck at it and gave ourselves every chance to get back into it in the second half. So I don't think there was anything wrong with the execution, it's more that we didn't get enough practise in, and I have to ask:

what if I hadn't injured my shoulder and missed two outings in the week before the race?

You can never, ever, say "we lost, but we gave it our best shot on the day so we can't complain". It just means you didn't train hard enough.

The trouble with these races is, if you win then you know that it's not important, doesn't mean anything, there's no big shiny trophy and the opposition probably weren't trying. But there's nothing worse than losing. (Tom C)
The official verdict of 'easily' doesn't really tally with the view from the bank, but the fact that the official results come in at least three units is perhaps an indication of their reliability... (BJ)

1. Light IV down plough...

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1st men's IV, 1st division

1st round
beat Trinity Hall II by 100m
Our final week's preparation was disrupted by the last minute substitution of Pedro Cunha for Darren Anderton and the breaking of our rudder on Saturday, so we were unable to do many long pieces. We quite fancied doing one today, but unfortunately the safety car came out just before grassy and we had to paddle through the plough reach at 28 going down to 24 before being allowed to overtake on the reach.

In other news, Darren slipped into the river while trying to get out of the boat by the lock, much to the amusement of all who saw. (BJ)
Andy's hands may as well have been taped up like pig trotters and we still would have won. (Dan Newton)
What are you going to do when Sicknote suffers his bidiurnal hamstring twinge before tomorrow's race? (Neil T)
Technically, I have raced at 2 before... (Andy)
100m is not easy. Apparently. (Phil)
Quarter finals
lost to Christ's by 14s
The dream is dead. Long live the dream.

If this had been a competition based on whose college represented more of the faces of God then we'd have been home and dry; unfortunately it was about rowing and the better crew won.

Darren managed to get out of the boat and back in again on two occasions without getting wet. (BJ)
Not a bad row by any means. We probably could have gone quicker, but not 14 seconds quicker. By the sounds of things we were about a length or so down on them coming into Ditton, at which point we hit the cross wind and obviously failed to cope with it as well as them. I think the uncomfortable conditions suited them a little better than us (they relying more on grunt than anything else), but even in perfect conditions we would still have lost, just not by quite as much. (Phil)

1. Comfortable win
2. Crossing the finish
3. Overtaking
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1st women's IV, 1st division

1st round
beat King's by 4L
Brilliant first race! We were settling into our rhythm while they were still doing 'wind 8...wind 9...', and from there we never looked back. Well we did actually, at them, spacking into the distance and inexplicably steering into our wash, while we pushed away with big phat (FaT??) meaty strokes. One of the best races I've had. Can't wait till tomorrow! (Jane)
An auspicious start. We were about a third of a length up on them off the wind, and then locked smoothly into our "tallness advantage" rhythm. The "teddy bears" pushed back almost level as we lengthened out, but they were clearly well outside their comfort zone. There was a single blade clash halfway down the reach, as they tried to force their way into our water. I decided to give them some leeway and let our innate superiority take its toll: down the reach we slowly walked through them, and then left them behind with a solid lift toward the bridge. After that they decided for some reason it would be more fun to row in our wash. We took it up for the finish in style, maintaining our lovely rhythm for the duration of the course. Let's see more of the same tomorrow. (Magnus)
2nd round
beat Trinity Hall easily
After expecting to have to battle a gusting head wind and, at the last minute, a potential downpour too, it was a surprisingly pleasant row. That may of course have been due to our slightly cruisey rating, but the power was there and after taking their bowball approximately 10 strokes after the stride, we were never in too much danger. (Jane)
Despite having no form on Tit Hall, this race was characterised by our trademark arrogance. as yesterday, we were unflustered by the side-by-side aspect, and we flaunted our power and height advantage by taking a smooth, swift start and settling into a confident and controlled piece. I'm sure we will keep this up as the week goes on, and even take it up a notch with our favourite killer pushes still to come...
Danielle x (Danielle)
No push battles here - both crews seemed to settle into a rhythm off the start and maintain it down the course. Ours was considerably faster. (Magnus)
Semi finals
beat LMBC by 5L
We rowed down to the start expecting to race with stiff opposition from LMBC. Instead, we found ourselves in clear water about a quarter of the way down the course.

The Maggie girls had an unfortunate first draw stroke, and we were up about a third of a length into the wind. As we settled onto our long rhythm, they frantically pushed to make up lost ground, and succeeded in drawing just about level with us again. At this point they were rating 36 (according to their cox) while our rowing was a lot longer and more relaxed than that. They couldn't maintain it, and their rating and power slumped massively over only a few strokes while we simultaneously went into a lift. The combination saw us sailing past them and we were soon unassailably ahead and could focus on making it another solid, consistent head piece.

Almost seems a shame to have the day off tomorrow. Bring on the final! (Magnus)
One word. Two syllables. Dispatched.

(I was going to write more, but Magnus has pretty much said it all already. A pity we had to use up some of our backlog of pushes, but they were damn effective!). I like winning, and I don't plan on stopping now... (Jane)
... 'cause we're having a good time, HAVING A GOOD TIME!



A racing shell, passing by. (Erica)
Final
beat Emma by 3 lengths
Woooooo!!!!!!!!

Not much more to be said really. We knew their plan, and we had a better one - when they went up 2, we pushed, and guess what was more effective?!

I like rowing and winning and medals and I like it best when they all happen at once! (Jane)
Once again, a surprisingly solid victory. After Emma's performance yesterday we were fully expecting to be down off the start, and to have a hard contested race all the way down the course. Instead we dominated right through the race, and I surprised the whole crew by calling our trademark race-winning push after only about twenty strokes... The girls performed even better than usual today, really putting the power in over the length of the course. Once we were clear, Emma never really posed a threat, despite calling at least three "final killer pushes".

When we got back to the boat house, I was congratulated by Lorry for "winning a medal just for being a passenger." I can't really complain - the race today was definitely won despite, not because of, the coxing. Although I left plenty of room for Emma, I was repeatedly shouted at by an umpire whose idea of a fair race seemed to be for me to cede the racing line completely and give my crew an extra-long row in the shitty shallow water on meadow side. Since we were a length ahead anyway, I thought it best to comply with the nonsense.

Oh well, whatever gets me thrown in the river at the end of a day's racing works for me in the end. Today we pretty conclusively showed that the Autumn Head was only a taste of things to come. Extra thanks to everyone who showed up to watch - it was fantastic to pull in at the finish to a fully fledged victory party! Chalk up another victory to First and Third's lean, mean every-other-crew-on-the-river humiliating machine! (Magnus)
Awesome! Well done guys! Seriously, cath and erica you are just getting greedy with the uni medals now.. :) Good to see the FaT women are still dominating - bring on lents.
xx ("Light weight" Lilie)
Booyakasha. (Neil T)

1. W1 with medals and p...
2. W1 pleased with thei...
3. Cheesy Catherine
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2nd men's IV, 2nd division

Quarter finals
lost to Emmanuel II (eventual winners) by 50m
A reasonable row, but we never really got much send on the boat and down the reach they gained steadily on us. A bit dissapointing early exit given our Autumn Head performance. (Will)

1. 2nd Men's IV

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2nd women's IV, 2nd division

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3rd men's IV, 2nd division

1st round
lost to Fitzwilliam II by 7s
Our 'improvised' start meant that none of the first three draws even touched the water, but surprisingly the wind strokes went well and we steadied out at a surprisingly happy 31 for the first reach. Lolling heads apart it was a lovely steady row and probably the best we've felt all term. Good work guys - next time lets try for two full crew outings before the race! (Emma Leadbetter)

1. Paddling
2. 3rd Men's IV

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4th men's IV, 2nd division

Quarter finals
lost to Christ's II by 15s
At the boat house, we could all think of millions of places we'd all rather be. We were armed with two outing as our crew and a lack of optimism.

Knowing Christ's had decided to send out their IV's ten times a day meant we had little hope of staying in front of them much past the motorway bridge. When as we were marshalling the heaven's open and we just got wet and cold and even more miserable. Our race plan of settling into 28-30 seemed like a big ask.

Onto the race, the draw stroke were simply shit.. no other way to describe it, however we wound it up to about 38 before surging to 34... which we maintained! At the Plough I felt like death, but coming round the reach where there was a lack of a huge headwind I felt my second wind. A push of epic proportions pushed us away from Christ's however they simply were a faster boat, the two boat stopping incidents just before the line meant the margin is bigger than it should of been, but otherwise the race was great! Simply exceeding all of our expectations.

Well done guys, we should all be proud of this today. (Lorry)
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's A</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Emma beat CCAT easily <b>FaT</b> beat Trinity Hall 2 by 100m LMBC beat Corpus by 7s Christs beat Clare easily Jesus beat Queens by coin toss Kings beat Fitz by 10s Downing beat Trinity Hall 1 by 1.5s <b>Quarter Finals</b> Christs beat <b>FaT</b> by 14s Downing beat Peterhouse by 9s Kings beat LMBC by 11s Emma beat Jesus easily <b>Semi Finals</b> Emma beat Downing by 10s Kings beat Christs by 14s <b>Final</b> Kings beat Emma by 4s </pre></p><h4>Men's B</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Christs beat Queens easily Fitz beat <b>FaT 2</b> by 7s <b>Quarter Finals</b> Emma 1 beat <b>FaT 1</b> by 50m Jesus beat Emma 2 easily Christs beat <b>FaT 3</b> by 15s LMBC beat Fitz by 10s <b>Semi Finals</b> Christs beat LMBC by 3s Emma beat Jesus easily <b>Final</b> Emma beat Christs by 11s </pre></p><h4>Men's Light</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> Downing beat Clare easily <b>Semi Finals</b> Downing beat LMBC by 10s Jesus beat <b>FaT</b> easily <b>Finals</b> Downing DEAD HEAT WITH Jesus </pre></p><h4>Women's A</h4><p><pre><b>Heats</b> <b>FaT</b> beat Kings by 4L Downing beat Churchill easily Emma beat Clare easily <b>Quarter Finals</b> LMBC beat Peterhouse by 13s <b>FaT</b> beat Trinity Hall easily Newnham beat Downing by 2L Emma beat Catz by 4L <b>Semi Finals</b> <b>FaT</b> beat LMBC by 5L Emma beat Newnham by 1.25L <b>Final</b> <b>FaT</b> beat Emma by 3L</pre></p><h4>Women's B</h4><p><pre><b>Quarter Finals</b> Emma beat <b>FaT</b> by 5L Newnham beat Clare by 2L <b>Semi Finals</b> Emma beat Newnham by 4L Jesus beat Downing by 5L <b>Final</b> Emma beat Jesus by 5L </pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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1. Phil and sneering Bryn


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