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Mich Term 2007

2nd women's novice VIII

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition (2nd division)

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Emma Sprints (Division 1)

1st round
Lost to St. Edmunds
Slower start than the other crew, but that's deliberate so we can get our rhythm together before the pushes. Holding and even gaining just after the start but unfortunately insufficient squaring on the recovery meant we sliced the water several times and we just started to fall back a bit.
On the whole though it was pretty good for most of the race - just need to work on squaring early and fully and everyone really pushing together as a unit when the instruction to do so comes through.
And don't panic when you're next to a crew! Although now that that's out of the way you should be OK for Clare Novices. (Mark)
2nd round
Race cancelled due to wind picking up and creating dangerous racing conditions. (Mark)

1. Cox and stroke looki...
2. Getting ready to pus...
3. NW2 facepainted and ...

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Clare Novice Regatta (Plate)

1st round
Beat Caius C easily
A really good row, and a shame their competition was described as "a 10 legged caterpillar" and "an epileptic spider", so they didn't have any competition. They held it well and were strong throughout the race, recovering from crabbing incidents well. (Rachel)
It was amazing that Cauis actually went anywhere at all... A really good start to the regatta, in contrast to Emma Sprints we held it together at the start without panicking then continued to row well and just walked away from them. (Charley)
2nd round
Beat Downing B by several lenths
An amazing row. You kept your focus even though they had a slightly better start than you. The power stayed in the water keeping you neck and neck for the first half. You kept it there all the way to the end, getting a good lead by the railway bridge and extending it to the end.

We're so proud of you girls (Rachel)
I'll second that. Bloody awesome! Not phased by their quick (but not particularly together) start you kept your head in the boat and just did your own thing by keeping it long and powerful. In the end our superior fitness and technique shone through, moving out to a length up under the railway bridge and a really fantastic push off it taking us up to about 4 lengths clear at the finish. The best I've ever seen you row, so so proud. Even the Downing LBC said how well you did and congratulated us on our tactic of a good solid quick row all the way through the course (woop woop!). Very excited about the quarter finals on Saturday - more of the same please! (Charley)
Quarter finals
Lost to CCAT B by 3 lengths
Bad weather conditions saw us blown into the bank despite the cox's best efforts, and after two crashes we didn't have much of a chance. However, we never gave up and by the end had taken a couple of lengths back off them after a particularly good push under the railway bridge. The start was also pretty good, we weren't phased by their quick racing start and were gaining on them all the time until we were blown off course. The man-style grunting towards the end showed just how much everyone was putting into the race, and the boat was speeding along right up to the finish.

Really proud of how well the girls have rowed this regatta. Each race has got better and better, more powerful and technically more precise, and that's all we can ask for. Well done everyone :) (Charley)
Really good row girls! You really did not give up despite the difficulties, and as Charley says even though they had the quicker start we really were gaining on them shortly after the first 30seconds.
We were the stronger crew overall, I believe, and if we weren't as unfortunate as we were with the wind then it's quite likely that we would've had that race. (Mark)

1. Marshalling
2. Victorious!
3. Ready to push off fo...

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Novice Fairbairn Cup (2nd division)

8th college 2nd VIII, 30th overall
Time: 13:04
Congratulations girls - the best you've ever rowed which is all we could have asked for. A really nice controlled start, settled into our rhythm early and held it for the whole course. Took Chesterton a bit wide, but recovered well and a really excellent push from the P&E to the Railway Bridge (complete with much grunting from Fiona and "come on"s from Catherine!) saw the boat speed pick up another notch and us start to fly along the reach. But we held on right til the end and kept pushing even through the finish point. Everyone was absolutely knackered afterwards, which is the sign of a good race :)

So proud of you all for today, it was a great way to end off a fantastic term, and hope that you've enjoyed rowing as much as I've enjoyed coaching you. All that's left to do now is to enjoy tomorrow night, potentially complete with DVD documentation... (Charley)

1. On the Reach in the ...
2. Almost there...
3. Taking Chesterton a ...

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