The Club's Results

Emma Sprints, Mich Term 2006

500m up the reach. Fancy dress and bribery are recommended
Sun 19th November

The official results published by the organisers, Emmanuel College Boat 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 women's novice VIII

2nd round
lost to Emma by 1 length
The umpire made the controversial decision to start the race with us half a length down, but then the opposition was Emma. We were also on the outside of the bend and, without a staggered start or finish, the result shows that we were probably about the same speed as Emma.

That said, this was still a race that we could and should have won. A bit of work this week on maintaining length at higher ratings will see a more experienced and practised crew at Clare Novices! Other than that, a tidy and committed row, with promising signs of things to come.

PS I forgot to mention the rendition of Row, row, row your boat in a round. It was awful. (BJ)
Never mind girls...we still got the doughnuts! Although I think that Julijana should give back her extra one seeing as it turns out she actually crabbed AFTER the finish line. Definately agree that there's a lot more to come at Clare Novices...although I think that might have more to do with the fact that I'm not rowing! Looking forward to some good outings this week, remember: 'if you're not dying, you're not trying'!

p.s. our rendition of 'row, row, row your boat' was awesome...FACT! Although I think that next time Sarah should sing 'just around the riverbend' right into the cox-box, such a treat for the ears! (Charley)
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2nd women's novice VIII, The Flying Penguins

1st round
lost to Jesus unfairly
After some atrocious work by the marshalls, they unfortunately started the race having just been blown into the bank, and by the time they were pushed out again, Jesus had taken a lead of several lengths. However the girls rowed really well, gaining on Jesus throughout the course, but 500m just wasn't enough time to make up the distance. An unfortunate loss, and no reflection on the quality of the rowing! (Jane)
Yes, we were not impressed at the marshalling... Georgia was about ready to stamp down there and give them a right bollocking! Which they deserved... how on earth are we supposed to row without clearance of the bank.
We were happy though, because the boat felt good and we felt like we had really been moving...closing that very big gap that had been created... maybe it was the amber socks and the penguin beaks that made the difference... (Baker)
2nd round
won easily
They were out to show those marshalls what they were really made of, and certainly did so! Again the wind played havoc, although I'm not sure that a cross-wind coming from the meadow side can account for why Newnham (on the towpath side) twice steered into us near the start. The marshalls then restarted the race, choosing to convert our 1/2 length lead into a 2 seat lead for Newnham, but we responded in the best possible way by rowing right through them and finishing more than a length clear. An awesome row girls, you definitely made your point! (Jane)
I think we were out to prove something... we felt cheated by the last race and so were well revved up. Despite the next Newnham/marshalling endeavour to deprive us of victory, we pushed really hard and left Newnham for dust. Well done girls, well coxed Abbi and thanks to Jane, Danielle, Lyns, Erica, Fran, Amy, Bryn and all the others who have helped us get to this race... penguin power!!! (Narelle)
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3rd men's novice VIII

1st round
Lost to Clare 1st
The less said about the start the better, basically stroke side pull a lot harder the bow side, and being in Richard Church this is never a good thing. We plowed straight into them off the start, yet they continued rowing, despite everybody yelling to hold it up from the bank.

After this carnage clare went on for an easy win, however once we sorted ourselves out and started rowing in a straight line we at least stayed level with them, could have been a close race! (Lorry)
2nd round
Lost to Homerton 2nds
My little gift of cookies got us half a length, but due to the wind this was more like a canvas, well, the wind and the curse of Richard Church meant we both plowed into each other at the start, so we had a restart which we managed to go straight on! We were about 3/4 a length up when they started pushing back, however calls of push from Oli and the bank meant that we started to pull away, looking almost a length ahead it seemed we had cracked Homerton... Then a crab, sorted out after 3 or 4 strokes but we never found that power or rhythm again, homerton took advantage and rowed on for a length victory, we rowed though guys, we'll be a force to be reckoned with in fairbairns! (Lorry)
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3rd women's novice VIII

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4th men's novice VIII

1st round
Lost to Clare by a few lengths
A little bit of inexperience (and hurried marhsalling!) left us still straightening up when go was called, meaning some of us didn't start to row and sending us into the bank - disaster start!

However, the guys got back straight again and really pushed back on Clare before succumbing to some untidy rowing towards the finish.

Nevertheless, an enthusiastic first race. (Andy S.)
2nd round
Lost by a few lengths
A difficult draw against a strong Emma II boat (albeit all dressed as Brokeback Mountain lookalikes) left us trailing, but we kept our heads and rowed a firm race on the way back without any hiccups in starting! (Andy S.)
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<h4>Note on results</h4><p>You'll notice that the results do not necessarily include details of a crew's sex, experience or boat size. This is how Emma Sprints is run. Get over it.</p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr><h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>1st division</h4><p><pre><b>1st round</b> Emma - Cygnets beat Hughes/Lucy <b>FAT - A Women</b> beat Sidney Sussex - A women Clare - 1st Women beat Newnham - Kermit Queens - A Women beat Emma - Ducklings Robinson - Beauties beat Sidney Sussex - B Women Jesus - Sambucca beat <b>FAT - B Women</b> CCAT - W1 beat Corpus - W1 Homerton - Indians beat Queens C Women <b>Quarter-finals</b> Emma - Cygnets beat <b>FAT - A Women</b> Queens - A Women beat Clare - 1st Women Jesus - Sambucca beat Robinson - Beauties Homerton - Indians beat CCAT - W1 <b>Semi-finals</b> Queens - A Women beat Emma - Cygnets Jesus - Sambucca beat Homerton - Indians <b>Final</b> Queens - A Women beat Jesus - Sambucca</pre></p><h4>2nd division</h4><p><pre><b>1st round</b> Clare - Pieces of VIII beat <b>FAT - C Men</b> Jesus - Devastate beat Queens - M3 Robinson - Beasts beat CCAT - 1 Men Emma - 2 Men beat Pembroke Men Clare - InebriVIII beat <b>FAT - D Men</b> Jesus - Annihilate beat Emma - 1 Men Queens - M4 beat Homerton - B Girton Men beat Wolfson Men <b>Quarter-finals</b> Jesus - Devastate beat Clare - Pieces of VIII Robinson - Beasts beat Emma - 2 Men Jesus - Annihilate beat Clare - InebriVIII Girton Men beat Queens - M4 <b>Semi-finals</b> Jesus - Devastate beat Robinson - Beasts Jesus - Annihilate beat Girton Men <b>Final</b> Jesus - Annihilate beat Jesus - Devastate</pre></p><h4>3rd division</h4><p><pre><b>1st round</b> THBC (w) beat <b>FAT - C (w)</b> Jesus - Martini (w) beat Emma - Seagulls (w) Queens - B (w) beat Homerton - Cowgirls (w) Jesus - Tequila (w) beat Emma - Flamingoes (w) Darwin - W1 beat Newnham - Gonzo Pembroke - W1 beat Peterhouse - W1 Corpus - M1 beat St Catherines (w) Pembroke - W2 beat CCAT - W2 <b>Quarter-finals</b> THBC (w) beat Jesus - Martini (w) Jesus - Tequila (w) beat Queens - B (w) Darwin - W1 beat Pembroke - W1 Corpus - M1 beat Pembroke - W2 <b>Semi-finals</b> Jesus - Tequila (w) beat THBC (w) Darwin - W1 beat Corpus - M1 <b>Final</b> Darwin - W1 beat Jesus - Tequila (w)</pre></p><h4>4th division</h4><p><pre><b>1st round</b> Darwin - M1 beat Emmanuel - M3 Clare Hall beat Homerton - A Jesus - Dominate beat THBC - W2 Selwyn - 2nd Senior beat Christs - Mixed Senior CCAT - M2 beat Wolfson - W4+ Churchill beat Peterhouse Men Christs - Mixed Novice beat Peterhouse - M1x Darwin - M2 beat Queens - C Men <b>Quarter-finals</b> Darwin - M1 beat Clare Hall Selwyn - 2nd Senior beat Jesus - Dominate CCAT - M2 beat Churchill Christs - Mixed Novice beat Darwin - M2 <b>Semi-finals</b> Selwyn - 2nd Senior beat Darwin - M1 CCAT - M2 beat Christs - Mixed Novice <b>Final</b> Selwyn - 2nd Senior beat CCAT - M2</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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