The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup 2012

BPBC 1st men's VIII (Invitation VIIIs)

Coxed by: Emma Salgård Cunha

2nd invitational crew; 24th Senior VIII overall
Time: 15:14
Despite a deluge of late substitutions, this crew stepped up to the plate and delivered a stereotypical Black Prince row - really quite good out of the blocks, but with the length, power, rate and consequently speed steadily deteriorating over the course. However, the crew bought into the rhythm set by Neil which held us together to the end.

The result is hard to interpret, due to the dramatic difference in stream between the first and second divisions. Jon's claim that he bribed the lock-keepers to open the sluices for our race appeared to work against us - perhaps Boar's Head made a better offer? However despite them having the advantage of rowing in the first division we still thrashed the hapless hogs by 16 seconds.

Had we raced in equal conditions I have no doubt that Cantabs would still have soundly beaten us. As it stands, history will record that we landed the dubious honour of being the first Black Prince first eight to be beaten by the college seconds. (JPD)

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