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Lent Bumps 2023

2nd women's VIII

Crew list for 3 races:

Coxed by: Naman Bhardwaj

Crew list for 1 race:

Coxed by: Naman Bhardwaj

Bumped Clare Hall
A rapid start to my first bumps race, with FaT W2 bumping Clare Hall W1 in around 200m.
We wound it high off the start, then wound it even higher.
Naman took an excellent line around the not-really-a-corner between the lock and the A14 bridge which gained us half a length, and we bumped just before the bridge.
It was all over so quickly that Bomber didn't even have time to use all his whistle signals.

Tomorrow we're chasing Sidney W2, let's go get them!
I am going to write a race report as long as our race.
(Lily Kearney)
Bumped Sidney Sussex II
Bomber's instructions today were to go out at a more sustainable, taking a ratio call after 15 strokes. He said we should settle into a rhythm and overhaul them slowly.
We went out with every intention of doing this, but we sort of forgot the rhythm call. We're very sorry Bomber, we did intend to do what we were told!

We made it around 350/400m down the course before we had 3 whistles, and then got the bump in the middle of first post reach.
I looked round to see what was in front as I got the boat to clear, and for the second day running found mild to moderate chaos in the bows of the boat.
A combination of the choppy water and the actual bump itself had lead to an impressive scale of crab, and some people didn't realise we'd actually bumped, thinking instead that something had gone wrong.
We parked the boat, clarified that we had infact bumped up, and began rapidly putting 5 layers of warm kit back on.
In the general excitement I forgot to call 3 cheers for Sidney (Sorry Sidney), so we had to do it about 45 minutes later when we rowed past their boathouse.
I'd also like to apologise to Lily, because apparently I spent the entire race shovelling river onto her head and so she was incredibly cold. 

All in all, an excellent day out in the snow, we get the day off on Thursday and then we're chasing Newnham III on Friday

Technical row over
All rowing cancelled due to the river bursting its banks.
We spent a profitable afternoon 'studying' instead, better known as playing chess and laughing about various things.
We're hoping for less river and more rowing tomorrow.
Technical row over
For the second day running, we were part way through our warm-up when news came through that our division had been cancelled.
We were all gutted, but ultimately safety must come first and the conditions were not good.

A massive well done to everyone who raced this week, and to everyone that turned up to race only for it to be cancelled.
A particular shout-out to Ruby who flew in from France specially, just for her race to get cancelled.

Mays here we come!

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