The Club's Results

Novice Fairbairn Cup 2007

A 2700m timed head race on the Cam for Cambridge College novice VIIIs
Thu 29th November

The official results published by the organisers, JCBC, 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 novice VIII, 1st division

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2nd men's novice VIII, 2nd division

34th
Time: 11:18
Not the result we were looking for, nor representative of the last week's rowing.

Fairly good start, settling into a solid rhythm at a high - probably unsustainable - rate. Catches were going in well and my hopes were high as we powered under Emma footbridge.

Alas, the concentration started to slip as we came under Elizabeth Way. Already heads were turning to look at the blades and people were reaching for a little too much at the catch. Possibly this was slightly due to the rate, but nevertheless the focus wasn't where it should have been.

Of course, we all know that looking at one's blade guarantees 'unexpected seat failure' (all the boat's fault) and/ or crabbing. Rather than taking the time to calm down from these incidents - I'm not sure my excited shouting was what was needed - each restart was more panicked than the last. We limped down the reach with six rowers, a broken crew.

Still, hats off to the guys for keeping their heads up and for the immense legs-backs pushes that really could have made a lot of difference. Also, we managed to go faster than all the women's novice crews so it can't be ALL bad. (Dan)
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4th men's novice VIII, 1st division

Time only - From Chesterton to finish
Time: 11:35
Pretty disastrous beginning to be fair which brought the competition to an abrupt end, leading to racing for time only, timed from Chesterton.

Starting off not straight led to bowside crashing into a barge barely 20m from the start.
The crew were quite quick to react, only for confusion between 'wind it up' and 'hold it up' to lead to very confused rowers and a very suprised bankparty. Surprise was followed by horror as screams of 'hold it up' from the bank preceded a second crash into a barge a few places down. This led to bow taking a significant blow to the chest, but he was courageous enough to keep going.

Third time, VERY unlucky.

Bowman met a third barge again just before Elizabeth Way at speed, leading to a scary meeting between bow and his oar. The bowman was launched right out of his seat into the river, head first, in front of the bank party.

Boat brought in as bow man went back to the boat house, leaving the crew completely confused and exasperated.

Raced for time shortly after the IVs with Jij subbing in, sitting at seven.

Racing for time was relatively good, although the rhythm displayed didn't look like the excellent rhythm that was demonstrated so well by the crew in the outings leading up to the race - probably due to a combination of panic and the unnerving start. You clearly had the ability, unfortunately it could not be demonstrated when it was needed.

But heads up guys, don't let this put you off, and learn from this. Let's hope nothing like that happens again. (Mark)

1. Back in the boat
2. Chaos 2
3. Chaos
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1st women's novice VIII, 1st division

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3rd men's novice VIII, 2nd division

51st
Time: 11:56
Unlucky not to do significantly better. There was a commited row from the boat, unfortunately Seat failure at 4 meant that the race was rowed in 6s and considering this the time was pretty good. Girton slowly gained over the length of the course, and I think on a good day you could have beaten them giving you a place in the top 25 boats on the river.

So not the best end to novice term, you are just going to have to come back for lent term then... (Thomas)
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2nd women's novice VIII, 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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3rd women's novice VIII, Coached by Sarah Stoneman and Christian Mertes, 2nd division

45th women's 8+ overall, 3rd third 8+
Time: 14:04.13
Facts first:

3rd third eight,

Beat 5 first eights (Sidney, Peterhouse, King's, Homerton and Tit Hall)

Beat 6 second eights (New hall, Peterhouse, Homerton, Tit Hall, Downing and St. catz)

I'd say that's a pretty solid result (although Disney 2 did beat Disney 1). Anyway as far as the race went:

The marshal said go we didn't. He looked perplexed Kristina sorted herself out with a little too much interference from my side I have to admit. Set off on Kristina's go, straight into the bank, the reasons being 3fold: me interfering , Kristina not being straight and half of strokeside airstroking on the first stroke (that was a mouthful).

We pushed off in front of Jesus boat house and wound it straight from there. As a result we weren't quite up to speed at the start line. Didn't matter to much though because the crew settled into a good rhythm coming out under Emma Footbridge. The push out of QE Bridge worked well bringing the boat back up to speed so that by the Willow tree we were only 10s down on NW2. We more or less held that till Chesterton FB where we were 15s down. A big lift on the legs once we were straight sent us off towards the railway B. This was the best push off the race with a massive change in boatspeed.

Having done pretty well until then, we lost a lot of time between the P&E and the railway B. Me staying on meadowside and almost falling off my bike in the mud probably didn't help. At the railway B we were suddenly almost 50s down on NW2. A last hard push out of the bridge sent us onto the reach where a motivational "I can see the boat in front (Homerton W2, who we beat)" came from Kristina. The wind to the finish was good, some solid power in the water as far as I could see from the bank. Only downside: we crossed the line 1 min slower than NW2 and with Kristina couting down strokes and getting to the number 6, oh well better luck next time.

All in all a good race and I think NW3 can be really proud of their time.

One last point: we did have a couple of minor crabs from Louise at stroke + 2 complete overheads from her, one just after QE bridge and one on the reach, funnily enough the two parts where we didn't actually loose that much time. (S.C. Mertes)
i think christian's said it all! :) i just wanted to add that i've had such a great time coxing you all, you've made novicing the 2nd time round so much fun!! sorry for all the crashes along the way but hey, we made it round chesterton in one piece woop woop!! remember to push for the calories (700 an hour!)/doughnuts/thomases and hope to see lots of you back next term :) (Kristina)

1. Why can't he just lo...
2. Still huddling...
3. Post race huddling
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<h3><a name="selectedresults">Selected Results</a></h3><h4>Men's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Crew Pos in Cat Time Diff</b> 1 Lady Margaret T.O. 09:17.00 +00:00 2 Fitzwilliam 1 / 26 09:27.67 +00:10 3 Jesus 2 / 26 09:34.90 +00:17 <b> 4 First and Third Trinity 3 / 26 09:46.38 +00:29</b> 5 St Edmund's 4 / 26 10:02.80 +00:45 6 Christ's 5 / 26 10:02.96 +00:45 7 Caius 6 / 26 10:04.05 +00:47 8 Pembroke 7 / 26 10:04.94 +00:47 9 CCAT 8 / 26 10:05.44 +00:48 10 Lady Margaret II 1 / 21 10:06.33 +00:49 11 Selwyn 9 / 26 10:13.36 +00:56 12 Queen's 10 / 26 10:14.08 +00:57 13 Selwyn II 2 / 21 10:23.69 +01:06 14 Jesus II 3 / 21 10:25.35 +01:08 15 Wolfson 11 / 26 10:28.30 +01:11 16 Queen's II 4 / 21 10:30.12 +01:13 17 Corpus Christi 12 / 26 10:30.26 +01:13 18 Magdalene 13 / 26 10:31.28 +01:14 19 Pembroke II 5 / 21 10:40.63 +01:23 20 Lady Margaret III 1 / 12 10:42.33 +01:25 21 King's 14 / 26 10:49.80 +01:32 22 Sidney Sussex 15 / 26 10:50.43 +01:33 23 Girton 16 / 26 10:53.70 +01:36 24 St Catharine's 17 / 26 10:59.36 +01:42 25 Jesus III 2 / 12 11:02.93 +01:45 26 Caius II 6 / 21 11:04.13 +01:47 27 Homerton 18 / 26 11:10.65 +01:53 28 Robinson 19 / 26 11:11.61 +01:54 29 Fitzwilliam III 3 / 12 11:11.81 +01:54 30 Robinson II 7 / 21 11:14.67 +01:57 31 Emmanuel II 8 / 21 11:16.31 +01:59 32 Pembroke III 4 / 12 11:17.32 +02:00 33 Jesus IV 1 / 4 11:18.09 +02:01 <b>34 First and Third Trinity II 9 / 21 11:18.32 +02:01</b> 35 Fitzwilliam II 10 / 21 11:19.72 +02:02 36 Trinity Hall II 11 / 21 11:20.79 +02:03 37 Christ's II 12 / 21 11:25.29 +02:08 38 CCAT II 13 / 21 11:25.84 +02:08 39 Queen's III 5 / 12 11:26.06 +02:09 40 Churchill 20 / 26 11:29.58 +02:12 41 Hughes Hall 21 / 26 11:32.96 +02:15 42 Clare 22 / 26 11:34.93 +02:17 <b>43 First and Third Trinity IV T.O. 11:35.15 +02:18</b> 44 Lady Margaret V 1 / 1 11:37.33 +02:20 45 Homerton II 14 / 21 11:38.12 +02:21 46 Selwyn III 6 / 12 11:40.68 +02:23 47 Trinity Hall 23 / 26 11:45.62 +02:28 48 Clare II T.O. 11:46.92 +02:29 49 Emmanuel 24 / 26 11:50.54 +02:33 <b>50 First and Third Trinity III 7 / 12 11:55.71 +02:38</b> 51 Lady Margaret VI 1 / 1 12:04.25 +02:47 52 Magdalene II 15 / 21 12:08.51 +02:51 53 Christ's III 8 / 12 12:09.43 +02:52 54 Downing 25 / 26 12:10.33 +02:53 55 Lady Margaret IV 2 / 4 12:13.10 +02:56 56 Caius IV 3 / 4 12:14.94 +02:57 57 St Edmund's II 16 / 21 12:16.21 +02:59 58 Sidney Sussex II 17 / 21 12:24.85 +03:07 59 Wolfson III 9 / 12 12:28.24 +03:11 60 Caius III 10 / 12 12:29.46 +03:12 61 Churchill II 18 / 21 12:29.98 +03:12 62 St Catharine's II 19 / 21 12:33.31 +03:16 63 Churchill III 11 / 12 12:51.15 +03:34 64 Wolfson II 20 / 21 12:55.63 +03:38 65 Darwin 26 / 26 13:00.72 +03:43 66 Emmanuel III 12 / 12 14:00.93 +04:43 67 Peterhouse II T.O. 15:49.37 +06:32 68 Wolfson IV 4 / 4 16:02.46 +06:45 69 Downing II 21 / 21 21:26.72 +12:09 70 Queen's IV DNS 71 Queen's V DNS 72 Peterhouse DSQ 73 CCAT III DSQ</pre><b>Notes from the Chief Umpire</b><br /> <br /> - Lady Margaret I allowed to re-row for time only due to exceptional circumstances on their first attempt whilst overtaking which meant that any time deduction would be meaningless.<br /> - Peterhouse I disqualified for dangerous coxing impeding an overtaking crew and repeated failure to obey a Senior Umpire's instructions. Selwyn I's time adjusted accordingly.<br /> - CCAT III disqualified for overtaking before Men's Top Finish and in doing so, disobeying a Senior Umpire and causing a potentially dangerous situation.</p><h4>Women's VIIIs</h4><p><pre><b>Pos Crew Pos in Cat Time Diff</b> 1 Christ's 1 / 30 11:21.49 +00:00 2 Caius 2 / 30 11:36.00 +00:14 3 Jesus 3 / 30 11:38.12 +00:16 4 Lady Margaret 4 / 30 11:44.31 +00:22 5 Pembroke 5 / 30 11:44.40 +00:22 6 Downing 6 / 30 11:49.52 +00:28 7 St Catharine's 7 / 30 11:49.70 +00:28 <b> 8 First and Third Trinity 8 / 30 11:52.44 +00:30</b> 9 St Edmund's 9 / 30 12:07.00 +00:45 10 Selwyn 10 / 30 12:07.51 +00:46 11 Magdalene 11 / 30 12:08.62 +00:47 12 Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish 12 / 30 12:14.85 +00:53 13 Queen's 13 / 30 12:17.25 +00:55 14 Newnham 14 / 30 12:20.40 +00:58 15 Emmanuel 15 / 30 12:22.78 +01:01 16 CCAT 16 / 30 12:23.06 +01:01 17 Selwyn II 1 / 21 12:31.82 +01:10 18 Newnham II 2 / 21 12:42.36 +01:20 19 Corpus Christi 17 / 30 12:43.12 +01:21 20 Pembroke II 3 / 21 12:46.56 +01:25 21 Robinson 18 / 30 12:49.12 +01:27 22 Wolfson 19 / 30 12:50.47 +01:28 23 Christ's II 4 / 21 12:53.91 +01:32 24 Pembroke III 1 / 9 12:55.10 +01:33 25 Lady Margaret III 2 / 9 12:55.11 +01:33 26 Girton 20 / 30 12:57.70 +01:36 27 St Mary's School II T.O. 12:59.22 +01:37 28 CCAT II 5 / 21 13:00.48 +01:38 29 Fitzwilliam II 6 / 21 13:03.64 +01:42 30 Jesus II 7 / 21 13:04.04 +01:42 <b>31 First and Third Trinity II 8 / 21 13:04.22 +01:42</b> 32 Fitzwilliam 21 / 30 13:05.23 +01:43 33 Lady Margaret II 9 / 21 13:08.74 +01:47 34 Darwin 22 / 30 13:11.08 +01:49 35 Magdalene II 10 / 21 13:12.85 +01:51 36 Churchill 23 / 30 13:16.89 +01:55 37 New Hall 24 / 30 13:17.34 +01:55 38 Caius II 11 / 21 13:21.48 +01:59 39 St Mary's School T.O. 13:21.70 +02:00 40 Clare Hall 25 / 30 13:26.93 +02:05 41 Sidney Sussex II 12 / 21 13:30.02 +02:08 42 Emmanuel II 13 / 21 13:35.55 +02:14 43 Robinson II 14 / 21 13:35.75 +02:14 44 Queen's II 15 / 21 13:37.46 +02:15 <b>45 First and Third Trinity III 3 / 9 14:04.13 +02:42</b> 46 Sidney Sussex 26 / 30 14:09.10 +02:47 47 New Hall II 16 / 21 14:10.39 +02:48 48 Peterhouse II 17 / 21 14:12.23 +02:50 49 Peterhouse 27 / 30 14:13.95 +02:52 50 King's 28 / 30 14:14.15 +02:52 51 Homerton II 18 / 21 14:22.05 +03:00 52 Sidney Sussex III 4 / 9 14:23.37 +03:01 53 Homerton 29 / 30 14:31.29 +03:09 54 Queen's III 5 / 9 14:39.63 +03:18 55 Caius III 6 / 9 14:41.03 +03:19 56 Emmanuel III 7 / 9 14:43.13 +03:21 57 Trinity Hall II 19 / 21 14:46.54 +03:25 58 Magdalene III 8 / 9 14:49.90 +03:28 59 Trinity Hall 30 / 30 15:13.62 +03:52 60 Downing II 20 / 21 15:19.83 +03:58 61 St Catharine's II 21 / 21 15:54.18 +04:32 62 Jesus III 9 / 9 16:01.61 +04:40 63 CCAT III DNS</pre></p><div align="right"><font size="-1"><a href="#top">^ top</a></font></div><hr>
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