The Club's Results
Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2008
A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
Thu 27th - Sat 29th November
The official results published by the organisers, Clare College Boat Club, can be found here. At the bottom of this page there is a link to Cambridge weather. Club members, please go here to add (or correct) results, crews or race reports.
Beat St Edmunds (2/3 length)
Lost to Wolfson (1 1/2 lengths)
There's a lot to be pleased about from this regatta. We showed that we could establish and sustain a solid, long rhythm in the first race, and were let down at least partially by inadequate kit in the second. If we can work on extending that performance from 3 minutes to 10, we can do very well on Thursday.
Lost to Selwyn A with canvas overlap
An early crab in the start was quickly corrected, but it had caused an irreversible seat failure meaning the majority of the course was rowed in sixes. To then lose with overlap shows how strong and able the crew was - expect a comeback for Novice and Senior Fairbairns!
There are always more races to win.
After a (very unlikely and rare) crab around the second stroke of the start, Selwyn gained a quick length and a half as we struggled to recover the rhythm, and it quickly became apparent we were going to be rowing without two of our strongest members owing to a seat failure.
A lesser crew would have thrown in the towel, but the remaining six had established a good race pace, and after the first push were gaining on a flagging Selwyn crew. The remainder of the race we were steadily shortening the gap, making at least two seats with every push. If the course had been another 200m I seriously think we would have beaten them.
So it's not the result we wanted, and Selwyn's jubilant celebrations at having beaten 3/4 a crew were bordering on offensive, but it was a stunning performance and a race I'll remember for a long time.
1. Bow Four Freezing
2. In good spirits befo...
3. 4, 5 & 6
Beat Queens D Easily
Thats the first time i'd seen your race, guys, very impressive performance considering the new crew order. It looked like you maintained a nice rhythm under pressure in the first part of the race, and got your reward by really cruising the second half... We'll be flying by fairbairns!!
Lost to Clare C easily
Disqualified (late for marshalling)
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