The Club's Results

Cardinal's Regatta, Lent Term 2008

Mathmo Toga Party (Fancy Dress)

Coxed by: Danny McMillan

1st round
Beat Selwyn by default
We managed to get ourselves a headstart of about a length due to some tactical Easter eggs. Selwyn didn't seem pleased with this, so responded by steering at us. Maybe they took their pirate costumes a bit too seriously and were actually attempting to board our boat. Anyway it caused me to get a bit too close to the bank for comfort which halted our progres somewhat. Our start hadn't been that bad, but that was about all the rowing we got in. Selwyn were rightly sent home packing. (DM)
You can tell that a race is going to be good when you have to have several people drop out on the row up because their togas got stuck in the runners. Like catching a crab, the person behind has to drop out and help get the toga out of the seat and tie it back up again. (Liz)
2nd round
Lost to Clare Hall by just over a length
This time there was no crazy coxing so we got a decent race. For a boat that consisted of 4 people who haven't rowed for a term and one person who has rowed seriuosly enough to have an effect on steering the start was pretty good. The rate was comfortable and the first push left us in contention. Alas, the other boat had a somewhat higher average age than ours and they seemed to be taking the whole thing a bit more seriously. They pulled ahead in the second half, and although we kept up with them they were just a bit too strong for us. We lost. I blame this on not having enough Easter eggs.

Well done Liz for coxing us on the way back, even if it was a bit hysterical at times. Sorry about my shabby rowing (DM)
Coxing is SO much fun!! It was a good job that there weren't many boats on the river and that no one needed to rush home.

The race was good, I couldn't stop laughing when I heard Tom telling at Karl to pull his weight. We should definitely enter more races together! (Liz)

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