The Club's Results

Pembroke Regatta, Lent Term 2011

1st men's VIII (1st division)

Coxed by: Alex Caulfield

1st round
Lost to Girton M1 by 4 ft
Maybe complacency played a part in this, maybe it didn't. In any case, Girton started strongly and had gone clear after a few hundred metres. Unused to being in this situation, we reacted by taking the rate inappropriately high in an attempt to quickly take the deficit back. The rowing couldn't really cope with this, and in spite of an attempt by the Girton cox to give us the race by crossing onto our station under the railway bridge and nearly clashing blades, we were still most of a length down with only 30 strokes remaining. When they moved back onto their side to give us clear water/we had a coordinated push off the railway bridge/their frontloaded raceplan started to catch up with them, we started moving on them with some speed. However, the finish line came just in time for Girton and we finished slightly down, magnified by some odd Pembroke judging to 4 feet. A disappointing result for the crew. (Peter)

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