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Mich Term 2017

3rd men's novice VIII

Queens' Novice Ergo Competition (2nd division)

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Emma Sprints (M3/W3 Division)

1st round
Lost to Trinity Hall NM2
Trinity Hall NM2 were about twice the size of our NM3, which led them to have a stronger start. But we stayed technically superior and held them/moved on them for the first half of the race. Just as I thought we actually had a chance, racing nerves from behind for so long finally kicked in and our rowing started to fall apart. In a side-by-side race between two crews who were rowing badly, the bigger crew prevailed. They went on to win the division. (D. Lee)
2nd round
Beat Robinson NM2
We moved off the start, were a few lengths up by halfway, and wound it down before the finish. An Emmanual coach complimented the standard of rowing as I cycled back. (D. Lee)
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Clare Novice Regatta (Plate)

1st round
Lost to Christs NM2 by 1 length
The crew list for this race is horribly misleading: terrible availabilities on the day meant that 5 out of the 9 crew members were subs from NM4, who did not have a single outing the entire term. Indeed, two of the subs learnt feathering the day before, and many of them had never tried rowing all eight. 

While I was not there for the race, it is indeed miraculous that we only lost by a length to Christs NM2, who went on to take 5th place at Novice Fairbairn's. 
(D. Lee)
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Novice Fairbairn Cup (1st division)

Time: 13:23.8
Terrible availabilities, 3 days of consecutive yellow flags, and the 2-boat rule imposed on the river by CUCBC meant that this was the first time this crew had rowed together since Emma's Sprints. The start reflected this, with two of the members catching overhead crabs right before the post, but the rowing improved throughout the race. I was left at the finish thinking that one more outing before the race would have changed the result significantly. 

Rather disappointing result, coming 4th out of 8 NM3s and 51st overall, but the result does not fairly reflect the standards of the rowers in this boat. I wish them good luck for the rest of their rowing careers. 
(D. Lee)
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