The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2010

A side-by-side knock out regatta for Cambridge College novice (beginner) VIIIs
Thu 25th November

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1st men's novice VIII, Cup

2nd round
lost to Hughes Hall
Just after the start we almost crashed into Hughes Hall, our stroke side blades hitting their blades about 8-10 times. As a result 6 caught a crab, we slowed down, had to stop and restart. Meanwhile Hughes Hall continued rowing and took a lead of at least 2-3 lengths (being in the boat, I couldn't tell), and eventually won the race. I don't know what the final margin was.

We kept on rowing and according to those watching the race we were were catching up, but it was almost impossible to win this race after the unfortunate start.

Hughes Hall A ended up winning the cup. (Ferenc)

1. chasing Hughes Hall
2. in the race
3. rowing home after race
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1st women's novice VIII, Cup

1st round
lost to Wolfson, 3 lengths
Off the start, Wolfson took a bit of a lead, and it was clear that they had been practicing racing starts far more than we had. After about 10 strokes, Wolfson decided to steer into us, but Jonathan kept the girls calm and stayed on his side, and everyone kept it together well.

Once they were back on their side of the river, they continued to extend their lead, but the girls put in a good effort and held on to them, really making Wolfson work to maintain their lead.

Ultimately, it was a very nicely rowed race, but our lack of experience at rate showed through. Fortunately, this shows us what we need to focus on in the week before Fairbairns! (Katie)

1. Crew Photo
2. At the Start
3. Marshalling

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2nd men's novice VIII, Plate

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2nd women's novice VIII, NW2, 2nd division

Quarter finals
lost to Emmanuel B, easily
With a bye through to the quarter finals, NW2 found themselves up against an Emma B crew, racing in a Janousek, with cleavers. Rowing up, we saw they weren't very neat, but knew they would have an advantage, at least off the start.

After a neat and technical row up, we did lose a bit of length to Emma off the start. The girls held on and kept it together, but Emma powered through and took the lead, which the held on to and extended down the course.

Overall, a very good row from a crew who only had one outing working on rowing above a paddle. There was a little bit of panicking, but generally the girls rowed nicely together.

We've got a very good foundation with neat, technical rowing, which will hopefully prove to be to our advantage come Fairbairns. (Katie)
I think this was the 4th time this crew has ever done a racing start. We row really pretty well, however having done no race training, don't race well. Unsurprisingly, race training is the plan for the next week! (Swords)

1. At the Start
2. De-kitting before th...
3. Rowing Up
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