The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup 2006

A 4300m timed head race on the Cam for VIIIs
Fri 1st December

The official results published by the organisers, Jesus 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 men's VIII, Senior VIIIs

5th College VIII
Time: 14:37.4
Results earlier in the term suggested that this race would be close, and a lot of crews were capable of winning. We thought we could do it. It's very disappointing to miss such a good opportunity.

A few things went wrong on the day. The start wasn't great, it's hard just getting in the boat and going. I think it was ok up to Chesterton, but then it never really came together, and we weren't keeping the oars in the water for long enough. Also the catches got a bit dubious, and the boat wasn't running quite straight. We did at least keep the rate at 34-ish the whole way, and couldn't have put any more effort in.

Last year was soul destroying because the margin of defeat was incomprehensible. This year it still hurts a lot, but we're in touch with the opposition, the door isn't closed. There are serious technical issues that we can resolve to gain a lot of boat speed, and we can get stronger and fitter. If we stay on the bus, it'll take us to better places. (Tom C)
Uncut sapphire. (Andy)

1. Another split second...
2. Still rowing home
3. Rowing home
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BPBC 1st men's VIII, Invitation VIIIs

2nd Invitational VIII (10th overall)
Time: 14:53
Cantabs were quite quick, and there was I assuming the invitational category was only for crews that didn't train!

We were 48.2s down at half way and 1:32 off at the end, so fitness obviously not a problem.

Good to beat Pig's Ear at least... (Jon)
So, did you remember? (RTT)
Jon's margins are to CUBC, not Cantabs! Would have been nice to have more than one practice stroke, especially since Robbo hadn't been in a boat for 6 months, but it was more than the marshals' jobs were worth. Next year the 1st VIII is going to row the 2nd VIII's boat home to get some practice in, except that we'll forget to do this - you read it here first. (Neil T)

1. BPBC M1 from the bridge
2. BPBC M1 from the bridge
3. BPBC M1 from the boa...

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2nd men's VIII, Lower VIIIs

4th 2nd VIII (23rd College VIII)
Time: 16:01.3
The wind picked up in the afternoon, but not enough to give us 40 seconds.

With me ill and a last minute sub for magnus we probably weren't in the best position to race, nevertheless we tried our hardest and were happy with the result.

In response to emma, yes it was some of our best rowing, but if I was well i could've given 10-20% more.

And I would've given anything to have beaten Caius :P (Lorry)
Wow Lorry thats a pretty downhearted take on things! This was our best rowing all term, everyone gave it their all (Will whimpering for the last twenty strokes) and i was really pleased with our time. The first fifty or so strokes especially were brilliant - relaxed, loose but rating high and plenty of power in the water. We really picked it up along first post reach but held it together for a great end to the race. (Emma)

1. Pretty tidy paddling
2. Humour at 4
3. Henrik at stroke in ...
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1st men's novice VIII rowing as 3rd men's VIII, Lower VIIIs

Fastest 3rd VIII (24th College VIII)
Time: 16:11.6
Loving the photos - I've never seen a crew row Fairbairns in just all-in-ones before! (BJ)
first race as seniors, and its a real pity that its our last race together as a team that's bonded so well from being complete newbies at the start of term to something resembling a proper crew! i dont know the exact details but we did take down a fair few senior crews, no small task for a team only 8 weeks into their rowing careers

all in all, a solid row, even though we didnt take m2 like we wanted to i think you guys can be proud of the performance you put in. its been a great term and i'll be a lucky man next term to cox a boat half as dedicated and driven as nm1 of mich 2006! (Jij)

1. More of the same
2. Seb concerned about ...
3. Going home
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BPBC 2nd men's VIII, Invitation VIIIs

10th invitational VIII (37th overall)
Time: 16:29.9
It started badly, it tailed off a little in the middle and the less said about the end the better; but apart from that it was excellent. (Matt)

1. BPBC M2 from the bridge
2. BPBC M2 from the bridge
3. BPBC M2 from the boa...

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1st women's VIII, Senior VIIIs

2nd College VIII
Time: 16:42.5
Awesome result!!! The initial wind to 33 felt so comfortable I was afraid we were only at about 26, and there was some definite power heading towards Chesterton. It got a bit messy towards the end as we got tired, but it was obviously worth the effort. Magnus, I apologise for not *really* believing that we had gained on Caius! (Jane)
Beat: Emma, Caius, Clare.

Ahead of us in the Lents: Emma, Caius, Clare.

A solid and committed row from all eight; could have done with a little more finesse but that is something we'll be looking to build on next term. If we can keep this level of fitness up over the holidays we will be well set for an even more awesome Lent term. (Pedro)

1. Paddling home
2. Back under Chesterton
3. It would have been f...
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2nd men's novice VIII rowing as 4th men's VIII, Lower VIIIs

Only 4th VIII (30th College VIII)
Time: 17:09.5
As with the day before (a storming Novice Fairbairns for nm2), they started well within themselves. Obviously tired from the day before so catches were a little ropier by Chesterton but not bad. Finishes strong.

Depsite a mentally draining push to the railway bridge the commitment didn't flag. The rating started to rise as the catches sharpened up (required a bit of shouting from me, but that's what I'm there for) and the boat looked reasonable down the reach.

After a dodgy Ditton (my bad, called it a little early) the crew refocussed: I was AMAZED at the power in the last third. Rating was at its highest and every single member of the crew was giving it his all from the Plough onwards. Awesome to watch, and a fantastic culmination of a term's work. (Dan)
We were the top college 4th VIII, but I think that we were slightly tired from the v. sucessful row the day before. (Kristina)

1. Going home
2. Back under Chesterton
3. Tight line under the...
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BPBC 1st women's VIII, Invitation VIIIs

1. BPBC W1 from the bridge
2. BPBC W1 from the bridge
3. BPBC W1 from the boa...

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2nd women's VIII, Lower VIIIs

5th 2nd VIII (25th College VIII)
Time: 19:53.5
All in all for such a scratch crew that had only had 1 outing previously, I think we did really well. We put in lots of 10 stroke bursts going into and out of the corners, and the two 'restarts' at the P & E and Ditton really saw us take a lift. It was a shame we got overtaken by Emma II halfway down the reach, but I think we put up a good fight against them. And we beat a lot of other college boats, for example Clare II who I know have been training as a crew all term. Well done guys!! (S.L. Stoneman)

1. Paddling home
2. Backsplash
3. Back under Chesterton
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1st women's novice VIII rowing as 3rd women's VIII, Lower VIIIs

Only 3rd VIII (27th College VIII)
Time: 20:17.7
Looking at the header, we were the best college 3rd VIII...FACT! (and no it doesn't matter that we were the only one!) Senior Fairbairns felt so much better than Novice, everything seemed to come together so much better and it felt pretty good, if incredibly painful, but it was definately the best way to round off an awesome novice term. Thankyou girls for making rowing so much fun (something I never thought I'd say!). And check out the pictures - the pink leggings look so good! (Charley)
Welcome to the senior squad, girls! I hope to see lots of you at training camp in January. (Pedro)
To put something straight first: This heading is out-of-date. We did race as seniors for the very first time (and did well!), so the caption has to be:

3rd women's VIII, Lower VIIIs

Okay, back to the race:
1. We rowed well (or 'good' or whatsoever) ...FACT!
2. We beat Newnham II. During the second half of the race we gained more than 14 seconds on them!
3. Again in the second half, we also were 10 seconds faster than Girton II!
4. Sarah: that coxing was marvellous!
5. We got not disqualified! (Thank you Lyns, for kissing all those Jesus-asses...)

See you all at training camp in Lent term!!! (Ulrike)

1. On the drive
2. Catches together
3. Finishes out
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's Senior VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time Diff Halfway Diff Position in Class</b> TO CUBC II 13:20.8 +0:00.0 06:42.9 +0:00.0 TO CUBC I 13:49.1 +0:28.3 06:57.2 +0:14.3 IV Cantabrigian I 14:22.3 +1:01.5 07:18.4 +0:35.5 1 / 12 TO CULRC 14:23.4 +1:02.6 07:19.6 +0:36.7 1 Jesus I 14:26.9 +1:06.1 07:14.5 +0:31.6 1 / 24 2 LMBC I 14:33.5 +1:12.7 07:21.0 +0:38.1 2 / 24 3 Emmanuel I 14:34.5 +1:13.7 07:22.0 +0:39.1 3 / 24 3 Downing 14:34.5 +1:13.7 07:20.0 +0:37.1 4 / 24 <b> 5 First &amp; Third I 14:37.4 +1:16.6 07:21.4 +0:38.5 5=/ 24</b> 5 Pembroke I 14:37.4 +1:16.6 07:21.8 +0:38.9 5=/ 24 7 Caius I 14:39.9 +1:19.1 07:26.7 +0:43.8 7 / 24 8 King's I 14:51.0 +1:30.2 07:30.7 +0:47.8 8 / 24 <b>IV Black Prince I 14:53.0 +1:32.2 07:31.1 +0:48.2 2 / 12</b> 9 Christ's I 14:53.3 +1:32.5 07:32.7 +0:49.8 9 / 24 10 Trinity Hall 15:01.1 +1:40.3 07:35.5 +0:52.6 10 / 24 IV Boar's Head 15:05.4 +1:44.6 07:38.0 +0:55.1 3 / 12 11 Magdalene 15:14.8 +1:54.0 07:38.8 +0:55.9 11 / 24 12 Fitzwilliam 15:16.2 +1:55.4 07:44.4 +1:01.5 12=/ 24 12 Churchill I 15:16.9 +0:00.0 07:44.6 +1:01.7 12=/ 24 14 Caius II 15:19.6 +1:58.8 07:39.7 +0:56.7 1 / 8 15 Jesus II 15:20.9 +2:00.1 07:46.0 +1:03.1 2 / 8 IV Friends of Wolfson 15:21.0 +2:00.2 07:43.4 +1:00.4 4 / 12 16 Pembroke II 15:30.6 +2:09.8 07:46.1 +1:03.2 3 / 8 17 Clare I 15:31.9 +2:11.1 07:46.7 +1:03.8 14 / 24 IV Emmanuel Benchers 15:32.4 +2:11.6 07:50.2 +1:07.3 5 / 12 18 Robinson 15:38.5 +2:17.7 07:54.8 +1:11.9 15 / 24 19 Homerton 15:41.1 +2:20.3 07:59.8 +1:16.9 16 / 24 20 Sidney Sussex 15:42.7 +2:21.9 07:58.4 +1:15.4 17 / 24 21 Selwyn 15:50.1 +2:29.3 07:55.8 +1:12.9 18 / 24 22 Wolfson 15:57.6 +2:36.8 08:02.3 +1:19.4 19 / 24 <b>23 First &amp; Third II 16:01.3 +2:40.5 08:04.9 +1:22.0 4 / 8</b> TO Leys School 16:05.3 +2:44.5 08:12.2 +1:29.3 IV X-press (Biggles) 16:05.3 +2:44.5 08:11.7 +1:28.8 6 / 12 IV Champion of the Thames 16:10.4 +2:49.6 08:24.8 +1:41.9 7 / 12 <b>24 First &amp; Third III 16:11.6 +2:50.8 08:02.7 +1:19.8 1 / 2</b> 24 Darwin 16:12.0 +2:51.2 08:11.0 +1:28.1 20 / 24 IV St Radegund 16:16.8 +2:56.0 08:15.4 +1:32.4 8 / 12 IV Christ's Fellows 16:18.4 +2:57.6 08:16.7 +1:33.8 9 / 12 26 Emmanuel II 16:20.1 +2:59.3 08:08.0 +1:25.1 5 / 8 27 Girton 16:21.2 +3:00.4 08:13.4 +1:30.5 21 / 24 <b>IV Black Prince II 16:29.9 +3:09.1 08:14.4 +1:31.5 1 / 2</b> 28 Jesus III 16:30.2 +3:09.4 08:23.6 +1:40.7 2 / 2 IV CCAT Tabby 16:32.6 +3:11.8 08:19.8 +1:36.9 10 / 12 29 King's II 16:45.4 +3:24.6 08:24.6 +1:41.7 6 / 8 IV Infidel 16:49.7 +3:28.9 08:32.5 +1:49.6 11 / 12 <b>30 First &amp; Third IV 17:09.5 +3:48.7 08:45.5 +2:02.6 1 / 1</b> 31 Hughes Hall 17:10.8 +3:50.0 08:31.6 +1:48.7 22 / 24 IV Billygoats President's Eight 17:26.5 +4:05.7 08:45.7 +2:02.8 12 / 12 32 LMBC II 17:27.7 +4:06.9 08:42.3 +1:59.4 7 / 8 IV X-Press (Lloyd) 17:34.2 +4:13.4 08:52.6 +2:09.7 2 / 2 33 St Edmunds * 18:21.6 +5:00.8 05:46.0 - 23 / 24 34 Corpus Christi DNS - - - 24 / 24 35 Queens' II DNS - - - 8 / 8</pre>Halfway time taken at the railway bridge<br /> * Halfway time for St Edmunds was taken at chesterton footbridge</p><h4>Women's Senior VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Position Crew Time Diff Halfway Diff Position in Class</b> TO CUWBC 15:20.2 +0:00.0 07:44.9 +0:00.0 TO CUWBC LWTs 15:39.5 +0:19.3 07:54.2 +0:09.3 IV Newnham Gryphens 16:12.7 +0:52.6 08:13.4 +0:28.5 1 / 5 1 Jesus 16:33.5 +1:13.4 08:22.1 +0:37.2 1 / 20 <b> 2 First &amp; Third I 16:42.5 +1:22.3 08:21.5 +0:36.6 2 / 20</b> 3 Caius I 16:45.7 +1:25.5 08:25.5 +0:40.6 3 / 20 4 Emmanuel I 16:48.7 +1:28.5 08:24.0 +0:39.1 4 / 20 5 Pembroke I 16:49.9 +1:29.7 08:24.2 +0:39.4 5 / 20 6 Downing 17:18.6 +1:58.5 08:38.5 +0:53.7 6 / 20 IV Emmanuel Stools 17:24.7 +2:04.6 08:47.2 +1:02.3 2 / 5 7 Clare 17:33.5 +2:13.3 08:47.4 +1:02.5 7 / 20 8 Fitzwilliam 17:36.1 +2:15.9 08:50.7 +1:05.8 8 / 20 IV Girton I 17:37.0 +2:16.8 08:46.8 +1:01.9 3 / 5 9 Pembroke II 17:47.3 +2:27.2 08:46.1 +1:01.2 1 / 7 10 LMBC 17:49.6 +2:29.4 08:57.9 +1:13.0 9 / 20 11 Churchill I 17:50.3 +2:30.2 08:58.2 +1:13.3 10=/ 20 11 Christ's 17:50.3 +2:30.2 08:55.0 +1:10.2 10=/ 20 <b>IV Black Prince 17:52.4 +2:32.2 09:05.8 +1:20.9 4 / 5</b> 13 Robinson 17:53.6 +2:33.5 09:00.5 +1:15.7 12 / 20 14 CCAT 17:59.2 +2:39.1 09:02.8 +1:17.9 13 / 20 15 Selwyn 18:01.1 +2:41.0 08:59.0 +1:14.1 14=/ 20 15 Trinity Hall 18:01.7 +2:41.5 09:05.9 +1:21.1 14=/ 20 17 New Hall 18:17.3 +2:57.1 09:14.8 +1:30.0 16 / 20 18 Emmanuel II 18:20.7 +3:00.6 09:11.4 +1:26.6 2 / 7 19 Corpus Christi 18:35.8 +3:15.6 09:27.9 +1:43.0 17 / 20 20 Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish 18:36.6 +3:16.4 09:15.1 +1:30.2 18 / 20 21 Caius II 18:40.7 +3:20.5 09:22.0 +1:37.2 3 / 7 22 St Edmunds 18:46.6 +3:26.4 09:32.1 +1:47.2 19 / 20 IV Champion of the Thames 19:06.1 +3:45.9 09:36.3 +1:51.5 5 / 5 23 Darwin 19:40.8 +4:20.7 10:01.9 +2:17.0 20 / 20 24 Girton II 19:51.7 +4:31.6 09:45.3 +2:00.5 4 / 7 <b>25 First &amp; Third II 19:53.5 +4:33.4 10:02.6 +2:17.8 5 / 7</b> 26 Clare II 19:55.6 +4:35.5 10:02.4 +2:17.5 6 / 7 <b>27 First &amp; Third III 20:17.7 +4:57.6 10:21.2 +2:36.4 1 / 1</b> 28 Newnham II 20:35.1 +5:14.9 10:24.3 +2:39.4 7 / 7</pre>Halfway times taken at the railway bridge</p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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