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22nd Jan '05CLUB FORMALby KSS
Buy tickets Thur 27th for formal on...


All welcome.

Bring a bottle.

Or two. (1 reply...)
22nd Jan '05CLUB FORMALby KSS
Buy tickets Thur 27th for formal on...


All welcome.

Bring a bottle.

Or two.
22nd Jan '05CLUB FORMALby KSS
Buy tickets Thur 27th for a FaT formal on...


All welcome.

Bring a bottle.

Or two.
25th Nov '04Fairbairns Dinnerby MHS
E-mail Mark Sankey ( for more details.
6th Oct '04Election resultsby cema
In some very close elections this evening the club has elected Pia Schaefer as women's captain and Catherine Aiken as webmistress.

Full results:
Women's captain
Pia Schaefer 10
Jenny Lee 9
RoN 0

Catherine Aiken 23
RoN 0
3rd Oct '04Elections this Wednesdayby mcp
Elections take place this Wednesday for the posts of Women's Captain and Webmaster. Jenny Lee's manifesto has been added to the elections page (under committee), any others received will be added as soon as possible.

The deadline for submission of manifestos to Mark Sankey is tonight. (2 replies...)
29th Sep '04Trinity rules the waves!by mcp
Further to Iain's post of the 1st of June, congratulations to Andrew Fisher, club Captain in 2002-2003, who was invited to stand for the post of CUBC Honorary Secretary and has taken on this important role for 2004-2005.

Extraordinarily, this means that 2 of the 3 Honorary Secretaries this year are First and Third. The "Hon Sec's" are responsible for most of the day to day organisation of rowing and the official CUCBC races on the Cam.

We can surely look forward to not only better run races but, one hopes, even fewer fines! ;-)
28th Sep '04Social Events at 1&3by LW
As the new KSS, I feel it's my responsibility to get people looking forward to a new year of bopping, formalling, and other fun activities. Please sign up on the Social 04/05 list if you want to hear about any of these fantastic events.
This term, the main events on the calender are the Fresher's Cocktails, Club Formal [provisionally 9th Oct], the boathouse BBQ, the Fireworks party, a Novice-Senior Formal, and of course the end of term carnage that is the post dinner Fairbairns bop! Of course there will be the obligatory formals against rival boat clubs - let me know your particular favourites/most hated rivals.
This is mainly working on the timetable from last year, so if there's anything [sporting events, meals out, trips, more drunken foolery - you get the idea] you would like to see added, please let me know asap, and I'll do my best to organise it.
Well that's all, have a great term!
5th Jul '04FaT alumni Henley winby mcp
Congratulations to Steph Richards who coxed Leander to victory in the prestigious Ladies Plate at Henley on Sunday. They won against Harvard by 3/4 of a length. The Ladies Plate is the top event for club crews; it is the 2nd event for VIIIs, beneath the Grand which is for national crews.

Steph novice coxed with First and Third in 1999 and was cox of Goldie in 2002.

Simon B has posted a photo from JET and also sent me this amusing link. (2 replies...)
30th Aug '04The website 2004-05by mcp
As people will be aware, there is currently no webmaster for the coming academic year.

We need somewhere in college for the webserver to live.
If you read this and are living in a set in college next year, please consider volunteering to have it in your room.
- The main responsibility is to keep it plugged in & switched on and restart it very occasionally as the need arises.
- It is a normal sort of PC (but without a screen) in a tallish tower style case.
- If you have your own computer you can still use the internet etc.

Secondly, we need somebody who wants to learn some basic Linux skills to help keep the PC up-to-date.
Like any computer, the webserver occasionally needs security patches & needs somebody to liase with college. This doesn't need to be the same person who is looking after the computer. Iain and I are both happy to stay involved to help with backup, support and tuition as required. Iain had no linux or programming experience when he took on the job - all that's really needed is a desire to learn about it.

Ideally, you might have thought about taking on the webmaster committee position!
As Iain will testify, being webmaster is a great opportunity to learn about writing web pages in html and, if you want, to develop some computer programming and sql database skills. These are valuable skills sought after in the big wide world and make a fine addition to any CV alongside a cambridge degree and rowing!

Take the credit for running the world's best rowing club website...
Keeping the site up-to-date with all the club's news and results ensures our website remains famous as the best club site out there - and in reality is very little work from day to day. It is great fun running something used so regularly by the hundreds of past and present members.

If you think you might be interested you can email Iain and I with any questions using
1st Jun '04University Boat Clubsby ipe
Continuing a Trinity tradition of representation on University Boat Clubs' committees, Alex Summers was voted President of CULRC and Alla Doubrovina Hon. Sec. of CUWBC for 2004-2005

In previous years, Joe Grundy and Simon Case have also been CULRC Presidents (2002-2003, 2001-2002), Guy Taylor and Simon Blackburn have been CUBC Hon. Secs (2001-2002, 2000-2001), and Alex Summers CULRC Hon. Sec. (2003-2004)
16th May '04Election Resultsby ipe
Here are the results of the Boat Club Elections, details are shortly to be found in the Committee section.

Overall Captain:
Andrew Lea-Cox
Men's Captain:
Andrew Lea-Cox
Women's Captain:
Alex Lee
Mark Sankey
Richard Bullock, Bryn Garrod, Phil Horler and Chris Mycroft
Zoe Michlig, Dilini Nanayakkara and Pia Schaefer
Kit and Social Secretary:
Lilie Weaver
Junior Treasurer:
Honey Duan
Coxing Captain:
Rachel Wolf (1 reply...)
16th May '04Election timingsby AHLF
BC elections 7pm today in WLT. If you are free please come along and use your vote.
12th May '04Electionsby ipe
The first manifestos of candidates for Sunday's elections are now available here. (2 replies...)
6th Feb '04Website Downtimeby ipe
For the forseeable future all email addresses ending will not work. I have been instructed to stop this function by the Computer Office.

The Trinity Computer officers will not allow the website to resume normal service until it can be proved that the group mail lists do not contravene any University rules. I hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible.

Apologies for the inconvenience (2 replies...)
25th Nov '03The Prince of Walesby DJH
In a very enjoyable ceremony today the Prince of Wales came to college to name our new coxed IV. A large number of current and former boat club members going back to the 1950s turned out for the ceremony.

Peter Brandt, the Boat Club President, opened the ceremony by expressing the clubs delight that the Prince of Wales, a former member of Trinity, took the time to come and name our boat. The Prince responded in kind, and declared the boat be called "The Prince of Wales", pouring champagne over the bows to mark the occasion.

After the ceremony, the Prince of Wales managed to talk to almost everyone present. Including the current Boat Club committee, a host of former captains, and many of the new novice intake. All those who I spoke to after the event were thrilled to have had a chance to meet the Prince, and many strained to make sure they didnt miss out, as evidenced by the marks on Will's hand from holding the rope!

A few pictures have been posted in the photo gallery, and more will be posted soon so keep your eyes peeled.

A special thanks must go out to the Junior Bursar, Porters and Clerk of Works for helping to make the ceremony run so smoothly and get it all set up.
3rd Nov '03Naming Ceremonyby DJH
There will be a boat naming ceremony for the new coxed IV on November 25th. Details to follow but it is likely to be late afternoon in college.
3rd Nov '03New Boatby DJH
Our new coxless pair arrived today, it is currently still in wrappers but will be operational by the end of this week or early next week. We will call the boat Amartya Sen in honour of the Master of College. The official naming ceremony will be later this year at an as yet unspecified date, but hopefully before he leaves!
6th Oct '03Mens Squad Meetingby DJH
For all interested in rowing or coxing this term, including any first year students who have rowed or coxed in the past.

Any questions get in touch with me (djh79).
25th Sep '03Mens Squad Meetingby djh
Could all people interested in rowing for the Mens squad this term, at whatever commitment level, please come to a meeting in E1 GC at 18:00 on Sunday 28 September. I will discuss the training plan and times with you then and arrange sessions for this week. I expect to select the light four later that week and the 1st/2nd coxed fours the week after. I will discuss selection criteria at the meeting. If you cannot attend then it is essential that you get your availabilities for the week to me and that you speak to me as soon after the meeting as possible.
7th Sep '03Mens Squad Meetingby djh
For all those in cambridge wanting to row with the mens squad this coming term (both at a performance and recreational level) there will be a meeting in my room (E1 GC) on Sun 21 September at 19:00. All those in cambridge at that time please come along. If any of you are arriving later that week then email me with your unavailabilities.
19th Apr '03Start of term meetingby AHLF
There will be a meeting in E1 Great Court at 9pm on Monday 21st April for all those interested in a place in either of the top 2 men's VIIIs.
10th Apr '03Men's Training Campby AHLF
The men's pre-term training camp will start with a meeting at 9:00am at the boathouse on Monday 14th April. Simon Knight will be running the camp because I will not be in Cambridge. If you have aspirations towards high boats in the Mays you should make every effort to be there, but everyone is welcome.
3rd Mar '03STCSby RAB
Second Trinity Challenge Sculls website now up and running. Click on the link for more information on the race and how to enter.

Entries close midnight on Friday 7th March and cost £5 (free for members of 1st & 3rd Trinity Boat Club). (5 replies...)
11th Jan '03Men's Squad Meetingby AHLF
There will be a meeting in E1 Great Court at 6pm on Sunday 12th January for all members of the men's squad interested in a place in one of the top 2 Lent boats.

Please bring your diaries and as much information about your commitments next week as possible.
2nd Jan '03Lent Training Campby ACL
The campaign for the Lent Bumps begins here!The camp, between 6th and 12th January will involve plenty of work in sweep oared small boats (pairs and fours) to increase awareness of the movement of boats, and will also include outings in sculling boats, such as doubles and quads. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to structure erg tests to get the most out of your potential when these are used next term.

The camp will be a brilliant chance to get some training done before selection for the Lent Eights begins and is strongly recommended for
anyone wishing to try for the 1st VIII.

The camp will begin with a meeting at 9am on Monday 6th January in K9 Whewell's Court. If you have any questions, contact Alex Lee at acl37 or on 07764 475418.
2nd Jan '03Lent Term Training Campby AHLF
Before the start of the Lent Term, there will be a training camp on the Cam for senior men interested in a seat in the 1st or 2nd Lent VIIIs. Everyone whom this concerns should have received a letter about this at the end of last term, but this is a reminder.

Please come to a meeting in E1 Great Court on Sunday 5th January and make sure that you bring your diaries.

I believe the ladies' club has very similar arrangements planned, but I am not sure of the exact details.

I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year
17th Nov '02Indoor Erg Championshipsby mcp
Some members of First And Third (past and present) attended the British Indoor Rowing Championships today. Here's how they got on ...
Men's Open Hwt       Simon Blackburn 6.27.9
Men's U23 Lwt        Joe Grundy      6.34.2
Men's U23 Lwt        Tom Rose        6.48.2
Women's U23 Lwt      Sally Painter   7.40.0
Women's Open Hwt (!) Steph Richards  9.13.8
All bar Simon are currently trialling for University crews - Steph Richards is trialling as a cox for the men's heavyweight Blue boat and Goldie. (6 replies...)
11th Oct '02Meeting now at 3:00by AHLF
The meeting for the Men's Performance Squad is now at 3:00 in E1 Great Court on Sunday 13th October.
10th Oct '02Meeting on Sunday 13thby AHLF
Now that everyone is back in Cambridge, there will be a meeting for everyone interested in performance squad rowing. It will be at 6pm in E1 Great Court on Sunday 13th October. Please make sure you bring your unavailabilites.
4th Oct '02Start the term!by ACL
The term will kick off with a meeting in K9 Whewell's Court at 6pm on Sunday 6th October. This will be a chance to sign up and get to know about the races, training programme and coaches for Michealmas. Be sure to bring your diaries for the first week's outings!
16th Sep '02Men's Training Campby AHLF
There will be a training camp for all members of the men's boat club in the week from the 29th September until the 4th October. It should provide a great opportunity to get back into the swing of things after the Summer break, and will be a good time to get in some serious training so that we can destroy LMBC in the Fairbairns.

The training camp will start with a meeting in E1 Great Court at 6pm on the Sunday. If you want to get in touch with me to ask any questions, my email address is, and my mobile phone number is 07989 555342.

I hope to see many of you there! (1 reply...)
16th Sep '02Women's Training Campby ACL
This is a great opportunity to row without the pressures of Term looming overhead as well as to refine your technique and improve your fitness under expert coaching while the Cam is quiet. It is a good chance for anyone who wants to try out for the top boats next term to get into shape before crew selection for the Uni IVs races.

The camp will begin with a meeting in K9 Whewells Court on Sunday 29th September at 6pm to arrange the first few outings and will run until 4th October. If you'd like to join us a bit later in the camp, just e-mail acl37 or phone 07764 475418! Hope to see you there!
26th Jun '021st & 3rd vs BP cricketby nat
Last Sunday, First and Third played the Black Prince Boat Club (our old boys) at cricket, in the idyllic surroundings of Madingley. The match was a titanic struggle, swinging back and forth throughout the afternoon, but First and Third eventually won a tremendous battle by 69 runs to record victory in the inaugural match of what it is hoped will become an annual fixture.

See the Results page (or click here) for a full report, and the official scorecard.
19th Jun '02Michaelmas Training Campby jpd
Contact Andrew Fisher (ahlf2 - Men's Captain) or Alex Lee (acl37 - Women's Captain) if you would like to attend. Coaching will be provided from Sunday 29th September through to Friday 4th October. We hope as many of you will take advantage of this as possible, since it is a great opportunity to improve very quickly. We will be entirely on the Cam, and Mr. Coleman says it is not too late to change the date you want to come back up.
19th May '02Election Resultsby mcp
From what I have heard so far of Paul Whiting's speech, it is just as well that I was absent from the elections this afternoon - but for the rest of you unfortunate enought to miss them today the results are as follows:

Overall Captain:
A. Fisher - 32
A Lee - 17
A. Fisher elected

Men's Captain:
A.Fisher - 28
J. Fields - 3
RoN - 2
A Fisher elected

Women's Captain:
A Lee - 14
A Lee elected

P Whiting - 48
RoN - q
P Whiting elected

Colvin/Chamberlain/Zhang/ Holland - 31

Warren/Kumeta/Adams/Legrand - 11

I Edwards - 45

M Byrne - 47
RoN 2
M Byrne elected

J. Davies - 45
RoN - 1

In cases where no indication is given the only candidates won and no votes were given to RoN.
12th Apr '02May Term Campaignby mcp
A large squad of the club's top oarsmen are leaving this weekend for a week in Dublin, where they will be training and competing in the Trinity Regatta next Saturday. (A second page of information about it is here.)
Others remaining in Cambridge or coming up early will be rowing on the Cam.

Last term's squads, which achieved good results across the board, will be strengthened by the support of our University level oarsmen and are looking forward to this term with confidence.
The club hopes to regain a great deal of the ground lost in last year's May Bumps come the end of term.

If you are interested in rowing this term to any extent, be sure to email as soon as possible!
19th Feb '022002 University Crewsby mcp
The University crews for racing Oxford have almost been finalised - sealing the fate of the 9 people from Trinity who have been trialling this year.

Steph Richards, last year's 1st men's cox who noviced here two and a half years ago, and Simon Knight continue to do very well trialling for places in the Blue boat or Goldie (the heavyweight men's 2nd boat) at CUBC. Unfortunately it seems likely that Simon may be in 'spare pair' (who are reserves in case of injury of another oarsmen), but we await the official press announcement on March 4th.

Simon Case, this year's president of the men's lightweights, will row in the lightweights' first boat. Tom Rose narrowly missed out out on a place in that crew, but will join Joe Grundy and possibly John Earl (depending on further selection) in Granta, the 2nd crew. Neil Talbott is a spare; it is thought he would have been firmly placed in a crew were it not for serious injury recently.

Finally, Alex Lee is to cox the women's lightweights and Sarah Taylor is a Blondie (women's 2nd crew) and lightweights spare.

We wish them all the best for the last few weeks of preparation. Goldie races 30 minutes before the Blue boat on the Thames, and the other crews race at Henley a week before on the 24th March.
1st Feb '02BPBC v FaT Cricket 2002by MAC
Last year, we floated the idea of a cricket match between FaT and BPBC. Owing to a lack of planning and, consequently, enough players, the match stayed purely in the realms of the imagination and never reached the wicket.

This year will be different. Black Prince already have a team - we are already strggling to work out which bowlers we shall have to "rest" for the fixture.

I have provisionally booked the very scenic pitch at Madingley, 3 miles outside Cambridge, adjacent to the excellent Three Horseshoes pub, for Sunday 9th June. It's a good wicket, suited to all types of bowling.

Being the weekend before the Bumps, FaT should be fully available that day and will find cricket an excellent way to rest their aching limbs from incessant Grind pieces.

Format for the match is yet to be decided - and will be done by consultation between the two sides - possible plans are either 1 innings per side (30-40 overs) or 2 innings per side (2 x 20 overs). Tea will be laid on, umpires provided etc etc...the full works.

Black Prince BC CC greatly looks forward to meeting FaT CC on that occasion.
23rd Nov '01Men's 2k ergo challengeby jwe
In the new vein of challenges resulting in prizes, I am offering a bottle of wine to the man whose 2k on Tuesday shows greatest improvement on the start of term (in watts). The current leader is Dan Walker, who in the 4 weeks of the last training cycle improved by 20.8 watts, followed closely by Dan Jane with 19 watts. (2 replies...)
28th Nov '01BPBC crews for Fridayby mcp
Ok, with BPBC (First and Third old boys) crews for Friday shaping up (see latest post from the buffers), it's time to get going on your guesstimate for the relative times of BPBC and FaT!
With plenty of May colours on board you think BPBC should go pretty swiftly, but to what extent will three weeks of rowing as crews benefit First and Third?
If you've no idea just have a guess anyway and maybe win a bottle of wine out of it for Saturday night...
22nd Nov '01Clare Novice Regattaby mcp
The Clare Novice Regatta runs from today through to Saturday. It is great fun to row in and good to watch too - get down there and support our crews!
Here are the times of our races. "Marshalling" times are at Chesterton - these races could be expected to run perhaps 15 mins after this time.
Men's 1st & 2nd VIIIs
   Marshalling at
   Sat. 10, 12:30, 1:20, 2:10, 3:00
Men's 3rd VIII
   Racing at Thur. 2:00
   Marshalling at Thur. 3:20
                  Sat. 10:50, 2:10, 3:00
Men's 4th VIII
   Marshalling at Thur. 2:30, 3:20
                  Sat. 10:50, 2:10, 3:00
Men's 5th VIII
   Racing at Thur. 2:00
   Marshalling at Thur. 2:30, 3:20
                  Sat. 10:50, 2:10, 3:00
Women's 1st VIII
   Marshalling at
   Sat. 8:20, 11:40, 3:20, 2:10, 3:00
Women's 2nd VIII
   Marshalling at Fri. 2:30, 3:20
                  Sat. 10:50, 2:10, 3:00
Good luck everyone! (1 reply...)
19th Nov '01Indoor Erg Championshipsby mcp
Thanks to Matthew Byrne for this brief resume of times from the BIRC. Tom's time in particular is a good improvement on his previous Personal Best.
5.38.3 World Record

5.47.5 Matthew Pinsent
5.47.6 James Cracknell

6.32.7 Simon Kinigit (trialling CUBC)
6.38.9 Tom Rose (trialling lightweights)
6.47.1 Joe Grundy (trialling lightweights)
6.49.2 John Earl (trialling lightweights)
6.54.4 Graham Fisher (old boy, left 1999)
7.58.2 Sarah Taylor (trialling lightweights)

If you want to find out more about it, the Concept II BIRC website is here.
25th Oct '01Autumn Head restoredby jwe
After giving out to everyone that the Autumn Head would be cancelled yesterday, the news went out this morning that the event would still be run.
24th Oct '01Conditions Updateby jwe
Autumn Head organisers Rob Roy have said that the racing will be cancelled; it also appears that the Cam Conservancy are not optimistic for the flood watch to come off before Sunday.
22nd Oct '01Tideway Training Campby mcp
Two men's IVs and one women's have spent the weekend training on the tideway in London. Previous captain's Matt Arnold ('98) and James Leake ('95) coached, making use of a Thames Rowing Club launch and video camera. And the club's new IV made its maiden voyage - surviving despite being steered by me, thankfully ;-)
The two days have been peculiarly devoid of major disaster - the worst it got was JPD's car filling with a couple of inches of water as the river side road flooded at the top of the tide on Saturday.
15th Oct '01T-Shirts!!!by dw
The kit order includes t-shirts which should have something exciting on the back. But what?

Suggestions to me pronto please.
(3 replies...)
16th Oct '01Kit Orderby dw
(inside college)
(outside college)

...for information. (1 reply...)
30th Sep '01Steering Committee meetsby jwe
The committee met to discuss how to improve the performance of the top end of the Club's men's squad. Adrian Cassidy, chief coach of CULRC, and Peter Brandt, President of the Club, provided very useful input and guidance, which have led to a set of key changes to the structure of the men's squads, the teaching of novices, and the coaching infrastructure for men's rowing. Further details will be distributed at Committee and Men's meetings in the next couple of days.
19th Sep '01MEN'S TRAINING CAMP MTGby jwe
Men's training camp meeting will be held at 6pm in E1 Great Court on Sunday 23 September. Anyone eligible to row for 1st & 3rd (ie, all members of college in statu pupillari) is invited. Those who provided me with their addresses before going down will have received letters, but even those who have not received letters should come if they want to row this term!

Note that if you miss this meeting but are available during training camp week (week to 30 September), then you should get in touch with me as soon as possible to let me know your plans. Note, it's not necessary to come to training camp in order to row the University IVs or Fairbairns this term, but it's highly recommended.

Information on the start of the term's rowing proper will be forthcoming.

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