The Club's Results

Fairbairn Cup 2012

BPBC 1st women's VIII (Invitation VIIIs)

Coxed by: Jenny Lee

2nd fastest women's VIII
Time: 16:46
As much as coming second hurts, I could hardly be more pleased with the achieved: a scratch crew, with only three members that do actually currently row, no warm-up, not a single practice stroke before the start, yet beating every single college crew on the river and finishing a mere 4s short of a top town crew that has been seriously training for this event. To my knowledge, this is the highest finish position Black Prince women ever achieved in Fairbairns!
The race itself was pure joy: we kept it at a solid rate 30 throughout which never felt rushed for a single stroke; I never struggled to get out to full length, Fran set an absolutely lovely rhythm and despite the occasional wobble things never fell apart. We wound up to 33 for our final sprint from about halfway down First Post Reach and finished in style. I'm so proud of every single girl in the crew - it was a pleasure to row with every one of you and I hope to see you all back for the rematch next year! (Ulrike)

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