The Club's Results
Lent Term 2009
Peck's Poker Party
Sat 10th January
The best poker game ever for Martin's stag do, held at the Maypole.
Sat 10th January
A series of races at the Daytona karting track in Milton Keynes involving members of Black Prince Boat Club celebrating website creator Martin Peck's departure from bachelordom
Semi-final and Final races were organised with numerous recent leavers from the club. Not rowing but a good excuse for some high-octane competition nevertheless...
Sat 24th January
A timed headrace in two parts, length 2x2000m
Early term race practice for many college crews.
Newnham Short Course
Sat 31st January
A timed head race from the Little Bridge to the Railings (approx 1600m)
Only a subset of college crews race, due to the short head course offered
Fri 6th February
A timed head race over 2200m - from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts
The last timed head race on the Cam before Lents - and a useful form guide with many college boats competing.
Head of the Nene
Sat 7th February
An important regional 5000m timed head race - Cancelled this year
Several of the top college crews travel to race at Peterborough, for this invariably unpleasant but key race in preparation for the bumps.
Sat 14th February
A side-by-side knock out regatta on the reach, over 1100m
An event for college crews run in 3 divisions. For many crews, the last race practice before the bumps, and a popular event.
Head of the Trent
Sun 15th February
A 6km head race on the Trent at Nottingham.
Not normally entered by colleges; often won by Cambridge University crews in the build up to their boat races.
Lent Bumps Getting-on Race
Fri 20th February
The 2000m qualifying race for the Lent Bumps
The Lent Bumps are the focus of the term for college rowing, but only those boats finishing higher than 10th from the bottom of last year's races are automatically entered. All other crews must compete for the 10 places available.
Sparring against CULRC
Sat 21st February
A series of variable length side by side races against the university lightweights
As CULRC no longer put out a second boat, there is no one for their Blue Boat to spar against, so they invite college crews to race them.
Tue 24th - Sat 28th February
The famous Cambridge University Bumps on the River Cam
The focus of the year so far. The Lent Bumps are smaller and less prestigious than the May Bumps, but nevertheless involve 69 men's and 52 women's crews.
Down 1 - Bumped Fitzwilliam II, bumped by Magdalene II and Peterhouse II
Women's Head of the River Race
Sat 7th March
The Women's Eights Head, on the Tideway in London.
The largest women's only race in the country, raced in early March over the Championship Course - 4 1/4 miles, with the stream, from Mortlake to Putney.
2nd Trinity Challenge Sculls
Tue 10th March
A timed sculling race for singles, doubles and pairs over a course from Little Bridge to Peter's Posts, run by First and Third.
This is an historic event, but recently has been run continuously since only 1999. The event is for single sculls, both shell and clinker, as well as double sculls. This year pairs were invited to enter for the first time.
Thu 12th March
"a regatta unlike any other..."
A fun post bumps regatta for mixed crews, with head starts for crews in fancy dress and widescale bribery of marshalls and race officials...!
Sat 14th March
5.2km head race on the upper Thames
A good warm-up for the Head of the River Race, taking place a week before
Head of the River Race
Sat 21st March
A huge head race on the Tideway (tidal river Thames) over the University Boat Race course
The largest annual VIIIs head race in the country, attracting most rowing clubs and many University and College crews. The course is 4 1/2 miles, from Mortlake to Putney.