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10th Jan '04Kit Orderby ipe
The kit order is now available online, in the Members section. Please report any problems to me.
31st Dec '03Website downby mcp
Our website (and the CUCBC site which runs through the same machine) has been down since 1am last night when the computer's power supply broke down.
Sorry for any inconvenience! Up and running properly again now. (Thanks to the porters for letting Dan Walker and I in to sort it out...)
19th Dec '03Bumps Chartsby ipe
The website should now have complete bumps charts, for Lents and Mays, going back to 1992. These may be found in the Results section.

This also means the statistics on the section on Cambridge Clubs should now all be accurate, as they are all generated from the same results database. (4 replies...)
16th Oct '03Website Updateby IPE
Finally, I've completed a new section on college and town clubs in Cambridge. This has bumps stats, pictures and other information on all the colleges and most of the town clubs. The Mays data will be unreliable until the results database is fully updated, which should soon be the case. Also, I would like to appeal for information/anecdotes/random abuse that you think should be included for each of the colleges. Hopefully the section can continue to develop for some time.

Furthermore, I've put online the Guide to Coxing recently written by Andrew Fisher. There are also lots of minor alterations to out-of-date pages, hopefully everything is now up-to-date. Please let me know if there are any errors or dead links anywhere. (2 replies...)
2nd Oct '03Picturesby mcp
A load of old pictures have been added to the gallery - have uploaded half of the 2002 May Bumps JET photographic photos. These are pictures that have not been on the website before. (Better late than never.)

Pictures of lower crews will be added once I've found out crew lists for them.

I've also started some of the preliminary work required to import the old gallery photos into the new system - so there is a good chance this will start happening sometime in the fairly near future. (13 replies...)
24th Sep '03Updateby mcp
Am fixing an issue involving official crew lists... whilst I do this, aspects of the results & crews sections will most likely stop working temporarily and no one will be able to update the site with any results or crews. Apologies for any inconvenience! (1 reply...)
23rd Sep '03History of First Trinityby mcp
In 1908, Walter William Rouse Ball, a mathematics lecturer and fellow of Trinity College, compiled a short history of First Trinity Boat Club. Both the Trinity College Library and the University Library hold copies. I looked it up when researching the club's crest and having found it interesting thought it might be nice to have it online.

And so here it is (in the Club->History section).

I realise not everyone will find themselves inclined to read it, but there are at least a few comedy stories worth looking up - e.g. the 4th VIII's exploits 1850-57.

The top of page contents summary is something I have added - suggestions for improvement would be welcomed, as would typing mistakes.

The book's final chapter contains data and crew lists for the winners of various races; this will be appended in due course. (2 replies...)
24th Jun '03New creditsby mcp
In preparation for handing over day to day running to Ian over the next few weeks, there is a new site credits page ;-)

It's actually quite cool - found bits of the 1997 website that are still here word for word. There is also an 80 (!) long list of the members who have written race reports or submitted pictures so far...
19th Jun '032nd May VIII Songby mjb
The widely-acclaimed rip-off of Pulp's "Common People," as performed by the 2nd May VIII at the 2003 Mays' Dinner, has been transferred to a web-friendly interface and has been added to the 'songs' page in the club traditions section of the website.
You can go here to view the masterpiece and download the cheesy midi backing track.
16th Jun '03One minute gunby mcp
Ever seen one of the starting cannons firing? If not - now's your chance. I've put up a little video clip of the one minute gun... (There is also a little link to it from within the bumps section.)

I think that sometimes, particularly for the start when it's wet, he fires two or even the three at once, to allow for mis-fires. However, for the four minute and one minute guns the usual thing seems to be to use just one. On the soundtrack you can also hear the Senior Umpire, Pete Convey - taken aback by the sound of it even after all these years! ;-)
12th Jun '03New Photo Galleryby mcp
After a sad absence for the last year, we have a new photo gallery. :-) There is still a lot to do to bring over the archive of old pictures into it, but hopefully it will do the business for the Mays!

Any problems or suggestions gratefully received, particularly since it and the members' photo upload page have been put together just since last Sat; there are, no doubt, all kinds of things which don't work!

Ta! (6 replies...)
9th Jun '03WAP results back on lineby boffin
I am planning to repeat the wap results service for the May Bumps - this is just a quick note to announce that the WAP site has been updated and is ready for action!

The address is
On Nokia phones, you go to Services then Go to Address and type it in. Maybe someone could enter some instructions for other makes of phones? (3 replies...)
29th May '03Cat and Buns etcby mcp
The origins and significance of the club's two-shield emblem strike me as interesting - particularly since we use that and the Cat and Buns on their own interchangeably.

When I put together the logo for this website I did a little bit of research - and have written it up for a page in the Club section. (6 replies...)
23rd May '03The Weatherby mcp
I have done a small update of the general info page, including a brief weather forecast.

It's experimental at the moment, but it would be possible to put a little weather icon next to the flag on the front page, for example, which could link straight to it if people said it might be useful. (6 replies...)
12th Mar '03MSN contact infoby mcp
By popular request I have tweaked the members directory to optionally include MSN contact identifiers. As with the ICQ feature, you can publish your MSN email address when editing your personal info. (5 replies...)
27th Feb '03Machine Failureby mcp
At 1:15 last night the boatclub's server suffered a motherboard failure.

However, we are back up and running with a reserve machine.... Roll on day 3!!!!

(Fingers crossed this one will hold out....) (2 replies...)
9th Dec '02Annual Record '01 - '02by mcp
Every year the outgoing overall club Captain writes an account of the year's results for the college's Annual Record. The reports since 1995 are here on the website and are now joined by John Earl's story of the highs and lows of last year.
1st Oct '02Web server downby jpd
The web server will be down while I find it a new home, as I am moving out of college. Hopefully this will be for less than an hour, but it might not be online again until tomorrow. (1 reply...)
18th May '02Electionsby mcp
Andrew Fisher has decided to stand for Men's Captain, this means that there are now two contested positions (Men's and Overall captain) so everyone has to come and vote!!

The new manifesto is on the elctions page, although a scan isn't because I haven't got hold of it yet!

See everyone tomorrow.
17th May '02Election Manifestosby mcp
I have added the manifestos received by Anna so far to the Committee -> Elections page.

There may be one or two errors at the moment - haven't had long to rigorously check all the automatic text conversion.
9th May '02Electionsby mcp
The deadline for election manifestos is next Wednesday - anyone considering standing might like to see last year's manifestos which are under 'Committee->Elections'.
2nd May '021st and 3rd in Dublinby mcp
The club recently organised a trip to train for a week on Blessington Lake in Ireland and row in Trinity Regatta on the Liffe in Dublin.
Sally has written a little bit about the experience and JPD has sent me some pictures.
Various other pictures have been promised - watch this space! (2 replies...)
28th Apr '02Last Lents picturesby mcp
Our thanks must go to Richard for so many brilliant pictures of the Lent bumps. Sorry they've taken so long - that's my fault!

This latest additions takes the number of pictures from the Lents to a staggering 350!

I have also added the club's results from the Head of the River race, and would like to add bits from the small boats races. I do need help in keeping the website up to date with interesting things - if you ever have pictures or race results or reports, please just drop me a quick email.
8th Mar '02JET photosby mcp
I hijacked the JET proofs for long enough to add them to the photo gallery. Hope no one minds too much!
These pictures may be purchased and framed by heading down to the boathouse, where jmg has left the various order forms and proofs.
2nd Mar '02More pictures of bumpingby mcp
Many thanks to Rich Spencer for coming up to take lots of great pictures. Unlikely last year he is not working for John Thompson so we get to see them all. Some good ones of our crews - currently just from Thursday.

They've been added to the Gallery.
28th Feb '02Pictures of bumpingby mcp
Bit of a measly collection, at this stage, unfortunately - but there are 4 pictures in the gallery of the Lents now, of the 2nd women bumping Caius on their first day.
25th Feb '02GOR and picturesby mcp
I have done an update of our Getting on Race Results and pictures from the day of the Pembroke Regatta.
Unfortunately I was too busy supporting crews to take any pictures of action - and many of my pictures didn't come out well because of the awkward light early in the day :-(

The ones of Guy are good though.
9th Feb '02CUCBC Flagby mcp
The attempts by our website to get the CUCBC flag when the CUCBC website isn't working were causing the frontpage to not load.
I have removed the flag altogether for now, and will sort out a better system for when I reinstate it.
7th Feb '02Downing Cocktailsby mcp
There was a HUGE First and Third contingent at Downing on Sunday night.... It was a great night.
Anna's given me a few quite sober looking pictures (well, mostly)... - thank you Anna, but if anyone sees Mr Walker, remind him to let me have his pictures for a bit and there'll be some more ;-)

I've also uploaded our College Annual Record report of last year. (2 replies...)
7th Feb '02The Justiceby mcp
Headcase (this year's lightweight men's president) and Mr Talbott (one of our lightweight triallists) have helped in writing up December's meeting and some other items of Justice paraphernalia.

The Justice is a really fun social event held from time to time - at which people are stood up 'in court' for various 'crimes' they may have committed over the preceding term.
3rd Feb '02New results and picturesby mcp
Our Newnham Short Course results are here on our website, as well as a link to the official results. To see them go to "Results" on the menu.

Thanks to people lending me their photos, there are some new pictures too - from Saturday's races and formal halls this term (thanks to Catherine and Anna) and three or four from the Fairbairns Dinner experience - which can be found at the bottom of the list of dinner photos here.

If you ever have any pictures that you think others might like to see, simply email me.
20th Jan '02CUBC 2k race planby SMK
CUCBC 2k race plan is now on the website in the members only section - log on and use the link or go to members discussions.
4th Jan '02Mich Term updateby mcp
I have finished doing a big update - amongst the things that have been added are:
Three new race reports from Fairbairns - 2 from BPBC
B.C. Dinner and Formal crew photos. Unfortunately there aren't any from the bop :-(
J.E.T. photos from the Fairbairns and Novice Fairbairns - J.G. will be organising a viewing and club order early this term
J.E.T. photos from the Clare Novices
BPBC's assault on Cambridge Rowing Triathalon
BPBC Fairbairns crews
5th Dec '01Plain view of web siteby mcp
The "top & bottom" menu style has been further simplified and is called the "plain" option.

It now uses your browser's default colours and fonts and displays the bare minimum of graphics and gimmickery. Various people will find this useful, I am told... You know who you are ;-)
1st Dec '01Fairbairns Resultsby mcp
I have added information about most of the crews which raced over the last two days. A big thank you to the lower boats captains for contributing their comments about their crews' performances. The relevant crews and results pages should be up to date - or use these links: Fairbairns, Fairbairns IVs and Novice Fairbairns.

That's about it for official updates for this term. I hope the site's been useful for following what the different parts of the club have been up to and people have enjoyed all the pictures and quotes and stuff... Have a good Xmas!
27th Nov '01Clare Novices picturesby mcp
There are quite a few decent pictures from the Clare Novices on Saturday. They are of the 1st and 2nd women's boats and the men's 2nd boat. Hope you like them.
20th Nov '01Pictures and resultsby mcp
Although slightly later than originally planned, there are now piles of pictures from the weekend's Cambridge Winter Head (including some from Jon of other college's crews) and the results section has been updated with all the information I have about it.
16th Nov '01Crew Lists & Queens Ergsby mcp
This year's novice crew lists have been added to the site, and compliment the details of the great results from the annual Queens Ergo competition which are also on-line.
There are some cool pictures thanks to Dan, Catherine and others - which are linked to from the relevant results page or listed in the Gallery.
14th Nov '01Recommended web sitesby mcp
I've added a page to the message board for members to recommend web links. It works in much the same way as the quotations page with which everyone is now familiar ;-)
Again, not extensively tested yet, so any problems'll be fixed over the next week.
12th Nov '01More Pictures!by mcp
Yet more pictures are here from Saturday - including some of the "Black Prince" old girls crew. All HORR Fours pictures are grouped together here.
12th Nov '01Racing on the Tidewayby mcp
Racing on the River Thames is exciting not only because of the size of the events, but also because the boats are carried along on the strong river currents, which can significantly affect the results.
I have written a brief guide to try and explain some of this to all those who haven't yet had the chance to row there.
2nd Nov '01The Close of the Uni IVsby mcp
The Uni IVs have drawn to a close, with Christ's, the crew who knocked out our 1st IV by a margin of just 3 s, going on to win the men's coxed IVs.
Our results page includes a piece from Dan on the 2nd IV's semi final, and there are also a couple of pictures of that crew in the gallery.
The strength of both the 1st and 2nd men's IVs bodes well for the Fairbairns, to which the club now looks forward.
1st Nov '01Classic Quotesby mcp
The latest and greatest earth-shattering new feature to hit the website... a dedicated "Classic Quotes" page. It's on the message board. All so that we can, as Dan would say, "Immortalise those classic lines!"
Hmmmmmmmm. What gives me the impression I'm gonna get stung by this one.
It's not rigorously tested yet, so any problems, tell me. Also note that although it looks anonymous, anyone can find out who has posted things! ;-) (1 reply...)
31st Oct '01BPBC statesideby mcp
I have added a dozen pictures of BPBC and their trip to row the Head of the Charles 2 weeks ago, kindly sent to me by Mr Fisher (G). His report of the excursion is also to be found, in the results section. (1 reply...)
23rd Oct '01New river floodsby mcp
Almost unbelievably, for the 2nd time this year the Cam is flooding dramatically - and this time its worse.
I have taken some pictures around town which are here, and there are some of our boathouse on the last page.
17th Oct '01Quick log-onby mcp
With members' log-on becoming more integral to our use of the website, a quick log-on feature has been introduced on the very first page to streamline the process of getting in.
At the same time, significant changes have taken place under the bonnet - please tell me if you find something that doesn't work. Ta. (1 reply...)
11th Oct '01Back on-lineby mcp
Unfortunately our web server had to move to a new IP address last week. Complications associated with the University's Cambridge-wide block on web network traffic meant that our site is only now properly on-line again.
I'll update it with results from last weekend's races soon - hopefully tonight.
3rd Oct '01Important Datesby mcp
John has put details of the important dates this term in the web site's diary.
If you are a member I recommend you log in before viewing this page in order to have meetings specific to you listed on the main page.
Thanks John. Hopefully this will already be a useful resource - particularly with the listing on the front page; as ever comments or suggestions of how to make it more so are welcome.
19th Sep '01Members databaseby mcp
Members may now enter a second email address from which they will be permitted to send mail to club mailing lists. By popular request, the members database has also been expanded to include ARA numbers.
18th Sep '01Message Boards and Newsby mcp
Seasoned visitors to these pages will notice the expanded "Welcome" menu, containing new members' message boards and revamped News pages.

As well as providing discussion forums for current members, the Message system's new News pages invite any current member to submit News - which, it is hoped, will transform the website into the place to look to keep abreast of what is going on. Furthermore, members are free to follow up News items with questions or comments - hopefully resulting in an interesting and informative commentary.

The intention is that the system is comfortable to use without needing to understanding the more cryptic of the little symbols - but you are invited to look at the guide to the symbols and the introductory topic if you are unsure how to post or navigate around the posts.

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