The Club's Results

Clare Novice Regatta, Mich Term 2017

1st men's novice VIII (Cup)

Coxed by: Beth Clent

2nd round
Beat Corpus Christi I by 1/2 length
Strong start from FaT, about a length up at the 300m mark. Crab at the 4 seat gained them some ground. But a strong finish from FaT landed us a comfortable win. (looked like much more than half a length in the video of the race...) (B.A. Clent)
Quarter finals
Beat Wolfson I by 1 length
After the Emma Sprints disaster, with FaT NM1 losing to Wolfson NM1 by a length having been a length up originally. FaT were keen to get revenge on the water. Wolfsons scare tactics of having their whole crew shout their start sequence wasn't enough to deter FaTs stronger start. after 200m we were a length up. At the 500m mark Wolfson made a move and gained back a quarter of a length, then a crab at our 2 seat put them only half a length down. But a massive FaT push at the railway bridge left Wolfson to bite the dust as we walked away from them. FaT ended up finishing over a length ahead of the opposition with Matt Walker (7 seat) shouting "REVENGE!" as we crossed the finish line.  
(B.A. Clent)
Semi finals
Lost to St.Catherine's I by 1/2 length
A clean start with nothing in it between the two crews for the first 150m, then at the 200m mark Catz started to move a little head. One or two mini crabs and some scrappy strokes gave Catz a good lead. At the railway bridge FaT were a length down, but a big push got us back into overlap and we ended up finishing just half a length down. Really strong effort from the boys, the most tidy race of the day.   (B.A. Clent)

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