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22nd Nov '05Atlantic Rowing Raceby mcp
The 2005 Atlantic Rowing Race from the Canary Islands to the West Indies begins this Sunday, the 27th. Ex-captains Rich Dewire and Dan Darley are rowing as team 'Atlantic Prince', competing against around 50 other crews (including Olympic Gold medalist James Cracknell rowing with BBC presenter Ben Fogle).

This week is your last chance to win £1000 by correctly guessing how long it will take! Rich and Dan need every ounce of support to help cover their costs of competing and for their nominated charities Cancer Research UK and Make a Wish Foundation, so please head to their website and enter before it's too late! The deadline for entries is the start of the race, this Sunday. (15 replies...)
9th Nov '051,000,000m Rowing Recordby mcp
Dan Darley and Rich Dewire have broken the Concept II world record for 1,000,000m on an indoor rowing machine! They finished at 10:32 a.m. this morning with a total time of 3 days 17 minutes - an incredible achievement and breaking the previous record by 4 hours 31 seconds.

They have rowed alternately since 10:15 Sunday morning, swapping every 1 to 2 hours and catching whatever sleep and rest they could between turns.

The record attempt has also helped to raise the profile of their entry in the Atlantic Rowing Race, beginning later this month, the 2003 winners of which were the previous 1,000,000m record holders.

For a little more on the erg see the results page on this website, and to find out about their attempt to win the Atlantic Rowing Race - as well sponsor them and their nominated charities check out

Well done, Rich and Dan! Happy recovering. (4 replies...)
20th Oct '05Kit orderby KSS
Order deadline Sunday 30th October. Cheques made out to 'First and Third Kit and Social Secretary's Account' to my pigeon hole.
18th Oct '05Change in Sponsorshipby pks
The Captains and Committee of First and Third Trinity BC are proud to announce that, as of today, the Club will be sponsored by JPMorgan.

The Committee are looking forward to working closely and successfully with our new sponsors.

We are currently organising an event to celebrate our partnership, at which Club members will have the opportunity to meet with JPMorgan representatives. Details of this event will be released in due course.

5pm-10pm ATBH.
Burgers, bacon rolls, veggie burgers (first one free, £1 thereafter).
A selection of delectable cocktails, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
Tickets free for freshers, £5 for seniors on the door, £4 in advance (available until Friday lunchtime, email; this gets you cocktails and a free burger/bacon roll.
See you there!
18th Sep '05Iain wins FISA Mastersby ELT
First and Third's boatman Iain Law won two events at the FISA World Masters Regatta in Strathclyde Park this weekend - the men's (B) 1x and (B) 2x categories, rowing for Laich o' Menteith BC. With an eight-lane course available, the regatta can accommodate a very large number of entries from around the world; there were 60 entries in the MB2x and 80 in the MB1x category. An impressive achievement!
4th Jul '05Club members at Henleyby mcp
In the Silver Goblets and Nickalls' Challenge Cup, Tom Rose and his partner Tom Dyson, rowing for Cambridge University Lightweight RC were unlucky to be drawn against the Danish pair, B.B. Helleberg & T. Ebert. This pair had recently won the Lightweight men's pairs at the Eton World Cup, and Ebert is a reigning Olympic champion and was ranked by FISA as one of the world's top ten rowers in 2004. The race merited a mention in the Daily Telegraph. The two Toms are now focusing on the lightweight category at the National Championships and we all wish them every success there.

Jon Davies stroked a Rob Roy BC four in the Wyfold Challenge Cup, but was beaten in the first round.

Steph Richards, who won the Ladies' Plate with Leander Club in 2004, was again coxing their Ladies' Plate entry. After beating crews from Sweden and Ireland, the crew raced Cambridge University BC in the final. They were unable to match a crew consisting primarily of this year's Goldie colours, which won by one and three quarter lengths.

Cambridge University Women's BC, featuring Alla failed to qualifer for the Remenham Cup.

First and Third withdrew its entry from the Temple Challenge Cup, an event for which no Cambridge College crews qualified. The only Cambridge College represented in the regatta was Clare BC who lost in the first round of the Men's Student Coxed Fours.

[Very many thanks to Simon for this summary.] (1 reply...)
24th Jun '052nd VIII song and photosby mcp
Finally... this year's superb second VIII song is here.

I have also finished uploading my photo collection from the last day of the Mays. These include entertaining pictures of Downing beached after being bumped by the grads. Also in general I tried to include a sense of just how many people there were on the banks watching. The atmosphere was amazing.
12th Jun '05Garden Parrtyby KSS
Just a final reminder. Everyone welcome. Pimms, fruit, cheese, fruit juice. Fun.
8th Jun '05Mays Dinnerby Sec
The dinner will take place on Saturday 18th June, the last day of the May Bumps. It will be held in the cloisters of Nevile's Court, Trinity College at 7.30pm (Pimm's reception) for 8pm. The dress-code is formal club dress or black tie for men and the equivalent for women.

Afterwards, there will be a traditional "boatie bop" in the WPR with drinks provided.


Pimm's No.1 Reception
Butternut Squash, Thyme, Mascarpone & Hazelnut Soup
Breast of Guinea Fowl wrapped in Parma Ham, Fried Polenta, Tomato
& Garlic Sauce with Pesto
Warm Red Onion, Goat's Cheese & Pinenut Tart with Rocket &
Sun-blushed Tomato Salad

Served with seasonal vegetables
Trinity Crème Brûlée with Fresh Raspberries
Coffee and Mints
Port: Dow's Master Blend

Wine: Hardy's Voyage Colom Verdelho Chenin Blanc, Hardy's Voyage Cabernet
Sauvignon Petit Ruby.

The cost is £27 per person for dinner and £4 for a bop ticket if ordered in advance (or £5 on the door). Please apply by e-mail to me at by 10pm on Sunday 12th June, stating which main course option you would like (guinea foul or goat's cheese tart) and whether you would like a bop ticket.
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.
For more information regarding the event, including lists of the competing crews, go to

Posted on behalf of Aileen Dennis (5 replies...)
22nd May '05New committee electedby Sec
The following were elected as officers of the 2005/6 Committee of First and Third Trinity Boat Club at the elections on Sunday 22 May 2005.

Overall Captain: Pia Schaefer.
Men's Captain: Rachel Munro.
Women's Captain: Pia Schaefer.
Secretary: Dan Jane.
Junior Treasurer: Honey Duan.
Kit and Social Secretary: Amelia Russell.
Men's Lower Boats Captains: Tom Andrews, Albert Cheung, Seb Pancratz, James Scott (joint team).
Women's Lower Boats Captains: Clair Birbeck, Katie Birley, Harriet Booker, Damilola Dauda (joint team).
Coxing Captain: Magnus Jones.
Webmaster: Catherine Aiken.

Many congratulations to them all, and thanks to those who voted. The officers-elect will take office at the conclusion of the 2005 Henley Royal Regatta, viz. Sunday 3 July. Under their leadership may the club continue to enjoy great success!
13th May '05Election manifestosby Sec
Election manifestos are online. Click 'Committee' from the right hand menu and choose 'Elections'. (5 replies...)
5th Apr '05Raise money for FaT!!by ALC
First and Third now have their very own webshop where you can help raise money for FaT when shopping online through Amazon, John Lewis, M&S, Oddbins and many other retailers.

All you need to do is go to our webshop and then click through to the retailer's website and make your purchase. A commission of between 1 and 10% will then be paid straight to FaT and can go towards subsidising social events and dinners.
4th Apr '05New boatsby ALC
We now have a selection of new boats to squeeze into the boathouse. A new Lola coxless IV replaces Mary Gwyneth who sadly met her end at the end of Peterborough rowing lake 2 years ago.

A new 'elite' novice VIII has arrived to help ease the strain on Peter Brandt and Titan during novice term. In addition, we also now have a coastal IV, which will be of immense value in the coaching of novices; it is a wide stable boat but will give novices much of the usual benefit of outings in IVs. It will also be useful for seniors during technical outings. Both boats are made by Burgashell.

The coastal IV will probably even get used to take FaT across the channel as part of the Cambridge Channel Challenge organised by LMBC! (3 replies...)
1st Apr '05Date of Mays Dinnerby MHS
A date for your diary: The Mays Dinner will be on evening of the Saturday of the May Bumps, namely 18 June.
29th Mar '05Blue boat win for Allaby mcp
Congratulations to First and Third oarsman Alla Doubrovina who beat Oxford by 2 1/3 lengths at the Henley varsity races on Saturday. Alla, who noviced at Trinity in 2002, rowed at bow in the women's Blue boat.

Alex Summers, president of the men's lightweights club, was the other FaT oarsman in the weekend's races against Oxford. Alex, rowing at 2, sadly suffered his third consecutive defeat with CULRC.

A full report of the Henley races, where all the races against Oxford apart from the men's heavyweights take place, is available on the Rowing Service, here
14th Mar '05STCS KARAOKEby KSS
All your friends will be there...
THE way to see out Lent Term
3rd Mar '05CLUB FORMALby KSS
This is that special 'end of lent term formal' that all the cool kids go to...
3rd Mar '05STCS cocktailsby KSS
This year the high brow cocktails will be mixed seemlessly with a kareoke competition and fancy-dress partay. Disco Daley will be DJing. (5 replies...)
3rd Mar '05Lents Bopby KSS
Whether you're at the dinner or not, i expect to see you in the WPR afterwards for another night of FUN!
28th Feb '05Good luck to all crews!by MHS
The Lent Bumps 2005 run from 1 March to 5 March. FaT has 6 crews competing, 4 men's and 2 women's. For more information, please see Row well, First & Third!
22nd Feb '05Lents Dinnerby MHS
VENUE: The Old Kitchens, Trinity College

DATE: Saturday 5th March

TIME: 7.30pm (sherry reception) for 8pm, followed by a bop (optional) in the WPR afterwards.

DRESS-CODE: Formal club dress or black tie for men and the equivalent for women.

COST: £29 for dinner; £4 for a bop ticket ordered in advance, £5 for a bop ticket on the door.


Sherry Reception
Roast Plum Tomato & Basil Soup
Daube of Beef cooked in a Bayleaf, Orange & Herb Gravy with Baby Root
Vegetables and Potatoes
Baked Gnocchi in a Cheese, Wild Mushroom & Sun-Blushed Tomato Sauce topped
with Mozzarella Cheese
Crème Brulee Ice Cream
Coffee and Mints

Vieille Ferme Rouge, Côtes du Ventoux 2003
Vieille Ferme Rose, Côtes Ventoux 2002
19th Feb '05FaT success in regattaby MHS
For full details, go to Results in the left-hand website menu.
16th Feb '05Uncollected kitby KSS
We do not yet have in the splash tops or fleeces however I do have a lot of hoodies, polos, rugby shirts, tech tops, shorts and all-in-ones sitting in my room. If you ordered something last term drop me an email so you can come and pick it up.
27th Jan '05KIT ORDERby KSS
This terms kit order is now online under 'members' and 'kit order'. The strict deadline is Sunday morning, 8am. Orders have to be placed early so that we have a chance of getting the kit by the end of term.

Don't forget that college re-imburse you for most of the cost of your kit!

23rd Jan '05Guest of honourby KSS
Now at least we will have a good female turnout.
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!
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
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...)
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.
16th Apr '031st Annual RTT Regattaby RTT
The Rules of the RTT Regatta

1. That this be a side by side regatta in single sculls.
2. That the course be 500m from the second post upstream of Ditton Corner to the first winning post of the Colquhoun sculls.
3. That this race take place annually on my birthday (18th April), or the nearest public holiday.
4. That anyone who is my friend be qualified to compete.
5. That entries be free of charge.
6. That the appointment of umpires, presentation of prizes and the resolution of all disputes be at the sole discretion of RTT.
7a. That the draw be made by me on the afternoon of the regatta.
7b. That the first round draw be entirely biased towards amusing combinations of competitors.
7c. That the second and subsequent rounds be selected randomly.
7d. That the order of races be determined by me.
8. That two boats only start in one race, each boat to abide by its own accidents.
9. That in the event of a dead heat the course be re-rowed immediately in the opposite direction.
10a. That in the event of a competitor falling in, a pint of bitter be presented to the me at the Maypole that evening.
10b. That in the event of me falling in, a pint of bitter / lager presented to each competitor at the Maypole that evening.
10c. That in the event of a competitor causing me to fall in, the competitor present a pint of bitter / lager to each other competitor at the Maypole that evening.
11. That the winner be required to attempt to swap his blades over before collecting the prize.
12a. That any competitor wishing to do so may attempt to swap their blades over, with the best attempt or fastest successful attempt qualifying for a pint of bitter / lager from me at the Maypole that evening.
12b. That competitors in this sub-event be exempt from rule 10 for the duration of their attempt.
13a. That in the event of an American or Frenchman winning, this regatta cease to be held.
13b. That in the event of a coxswain winning, I go out in a 4+ ten times before being allowed out in a real boat again.
14. That Eton Boy wear a red sunhat whilst competing.
15. That any President of a University club who loses to a woman, be required to repeat the course wearing nothing but gold socks and other clothes (if any) at the sole discretion of his adversary.
16. That any of the above rules may be amended or disregarded without notice at the sole discretion of RTT.

Griffith Elder Office
April 16th, 2003 (9 replies...)

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