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2nd Jun '05Channel Challengeby ad
The Cambridge Channel Challenge sponsored by Deloitte, a charity race.

This summer First and Third are competing in The Cambridge Channel Challenge: a rowing race between half-a-dozen boats from colleges of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge aiming to support the charities Cancer Research UK and the University Sports Complex. It will take place after the 19th June dependant upon favourable weather conditions.

The inaugural Cambridge Channel Challenge was launched in December 2004 and is organised by members of the Lady Margeret Boat Club of St. John's College, Cambridge. The race will start at Shakespeare Beach in Dover and will finish when the first rower steps onto French sand, after more than 5 hours of intense rowing.

The English Channel separates England from Europe by 21 miles and is well known for being one of the world's most challenging stretches of water for ocean rowers. The row will be tough: side by side racing for over five hours in variable conditions- it will make any Cam based race look like a gentle Sunday afternoon paddle!

This will also be a two fold Guinness world record attempt, for the fastest time and for the greatest number of crews competing.

In order to make this event as successful as possible, we need your help. The aim is to make as much money as possible for the chosen charities and in order to acheive this, we need you! Follow the link below to the justgiving account and then.... just give! Please help us to make this event a real succes for the charities.

http://www.justgiving.com/fatccc2005
For more information regarding the event, including lists of the competing crews, go to

http://www.thechannelrace.org/

Posted on behalf of Aileen Dennis
by Simon - Mon 20th Jun 2005, 11:57am
So has this kicked off? And if so, how are we doing?
by Erica - Mon 20th Jun 2005, 12:33pm
Simon said: how are we doing?
well, there's no news on the channel challenge website yet, so I guess we find out when they land and ring us (assuming they don't get arrested for illegal immigration or eaten by sharks, and that their phones work in France...)
by Jo - Mon 20th Jun 2005, 12:39pm
The wonder that is the cambridge rowing message boards says:

"News just in from France - the Channel row took place this morning - red scum won with a time of 3hrs 37 mins 7 secs, FaT second in 3hrs 40mins 17secs, Deloitte were third."

I've also had a call from little Jenners, but my phone appears to be xenophobic, so we didn't actually amnage to have a conversation.
by Jo - Mon 20th Jun 2005, 12:40pm
The wonder that is the cambridge rowing message boards says:

"News just in from France - the Channel row took place this morning - red scum won with a time of 3hrs 37 mins 7 secs, FaT second in 3hrs 40mins 17secs, Deloitte were third."

I've also had a call from little Jenners, but my phone appears to be xenophobic, so we didn't actually manage to have a conversation.
by Smiley Mark - Mon 20th Jun 2005, 1:57pm
Congratulations to all the crew (Pedro Cunha, Chris Mycroft, Seb Pancratz, Graham Sills, Jenny Lee) and the organising team (Andrew Lea-Cox, Dan Jane, Aileen Dennis). You've done the club proud!

(Apologies if I've left anyone off this list)

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