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.

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.

Light IV (Light IVs): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to LMBC easily in the final
Heavy IV (1st division): Beat Trinity Hall by 16 seconds in the quarter finals and Lost to Caius by 3 seconds in a re-row in the semi finals
1st women's IV (1st division): Raced 4 rounds: Lost to Downing I by 12 seconds in the final
2nd women's IV (1st division): Lost to Trinity Hall easily in the 1st round
3rd men's IV (2nd division): Lost to LMBC II, easily in the quarter finals
3rd women's IV (2nd division): Lost to Emmanuel II (easily) in the 1st round

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.

1st men's novice VIII (Cup): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Wolfson (1 1/2 lengths) in the 3rd round
1st women's novice VIII (Cup): Lost to Selwyn A with canvas overlap in the 1st round
2nd men's novice VIII (Cup): Beat Girton A (easily) in the 2nd round and Lost to Anglia Ruskin A (easily) in the 3rd round
2nd women's novice VIII (Plate): Scratched in the 1st round
3rd men's novice VIII (Plate): Raced 3 rounds: Lost to Clare C easily in the 3rd round
4th men's novice VIII (Plate): Disqualified (late for marshalling) in the plate 1st round

Wallingford Head
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.

Fairbairn Cup
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.

Christmas Head
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.


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