The Club's Results
Mich Term 2008
Cambridge Small Boats Head
Sat 4th October
A 2600m timed head race for small boats (sculls, pairs, doubles and quads)
Being right at the start of term, it is unusual to see many college entries in this event.
Cambridge Autumn Head
Sat 18th October
A 2600m head race upstream, from the A14 road bridge to the top finish at Chesterton footbridge.
The Autumn Head is the first race of the term on the Cam. Attracting many town and college crews it is a useful form guide for the upcoming University IVs.
Mon 3rd - Thu 6th November
A knockout competition for Cambridge College IVs over 2800m (light IVs), 2000m (men's coxed IVs) or 1300m (women's coxed IVs)
For College senior crews, traditionally the most prestigious event of term, and the main focus of the first half of term for the better senior College crews.
Queens' Novice Ergo Competition
Tue 4th November
A 500m team ergo competition for Novice VIIIs
The first taste of competition for the novice squads, most of the college boat clubs enter their novice crews in to this fun event.
Head of the River IVs
Sat 8th November
A processional head race over the University Boat Race Course for Fours and Quads
550 crews enter this national event. The top college IVs usually aim to join the likes of Olympic Gold medallists Matt Pinsent and James Cracknell in this presitigious race.
Cambridge Winter Head
Sat 15th November
A timed head race over 2300m, from the Motorway bridge to the Pike & Eel
For senior crews this is the final race preparation for Fairbairns and can be a valuable form guide; for a few novice crews, a chance to try out racing before the upcoming Clare Novice Regatta.
Clare Novice Regatta
Thu 27th - Sat 29th November
A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
With just a week before Novice Fairbairns, the "Clare Novices" offer all-important race practice and exciting side by side racing. Most college novice VIIIs enter.
Sun 30th November
The race is over 3 miles upstream from Moulsford Railway Bridge to the OUBC boat house at Wallingford Marina.
This race provides an opportunity to row on OUBC territory and to beat some Oxford colleges! It doesn't typically fit well into the Cam race calendar but unusually this year it is before Fairbairns so is an opportunity for some final race practice.
Novice Fairbairn Cup
Thu 4th December
A 2700m timed head race on the Cam for Cambridge College novice VIIIs
The main focus for Michaelmas term for all novice crews at Cambridge University.
Fri 5th December
A 4300m timed head race on the Cam for VIIIs
The main focus of Michaelmas term for all Cambridge college senior crews.
Fairbairn Cup - IVs
Fri 5th December
A 3200m timed head race on the Cam for College IVs
Subsidary to the VIIIs event, a handful of college crews usually enter.
Sat 13th December
Head race from the Pike and Eel to the Fort St George.
Organised by the city boat club, the Christmas head is a fancy dress race from the Pike and Eel to the Fort St George. A week after the end of term, few college crews enter.