The Club's Results

Mich Term 2010

1st women's IV

Cambridge Autumn Head (Senior IV)

A strange result. I genuinely thought we were pretty fast, however the times agree with my coxbox, so unless there is some form of Rob Roy conspiracy against FaT women (which, for the record, I doubt very much), I was wrong. We raced fairly well, had a good battle with CUWBC down the reach (we got overtaken on Ditton again, my wide line round there is getting pretty good), however they were unable to break properly clear until after the railway bridge. It was fairly controlled and pretty, so I'm guessing it was just lacking the serious grunt required to win these races. (Swords)
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University IVs (1st division), Short Four!

1st round
Lost to Sidney (equipment failure)
Time: 6:26
It was a stressful start with a lot of wind and tapping to get into position on the reach. Sidney gave us a scare off the first few strokes, taking an early lead. I air-stroked, which threw off the balance and then saw Raf's blade running parallel to the boat next to me. Emma called us to easy and I turned around to see Raf holding her blade, which had come completely out of the gate. It took me a minute to process why the blade was swinging so close to my shoulder, and why we were stopped. Sidney gamely carried on racing, but having come to a halt, we felt it was futile to keep going.

We were hoping for a re-row, as we were all keen, but ended up having to race the clock down the reach (which is where the above time comes from). All credit to Sidney for a win with probably the greatest margin in the history of Uni IVs, and apologies we couldn't give you a proper race!

HUGE thanks to our continental bank party. Merci to Masset for the encouragement, confidence boost and jaffa cakes. Thanks to Ulrike for pointers and support during the piece. And finally a big thank you to Raf's lovely parents for the french cheerleading! Much appreciated. :) (Julia A.)
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Fairbairn Cup - IVs (College IVs)

First and Third continue their trend of four people jumping into a boat and winning the fours division. Disappointing not to beat 1927... (Swords)
Scrappy round the edges but committed. (Julia)

1. Back to the Boathouse
2. Fastest Women's Seni...
3. Back towards Chesterton
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