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This year the club has an amazing 12 entries into the Fairbairn cup. NM1, NW1, NM2, NW2 and NM3 are all racing on Thursday, and M1, W1, W2 (NW1) along with 4 Crustaceans boats will be taking part in Friday's races.
The following link shows the results after the first day's racing:
The biggest regatta of the term took place for the novices last weekend. We had a mixed bag of results, with NM1, NW1 and NM2 each getting knocked out in their respective first rounds. NW2, however, stormed through each of their races and ended up winning the Women's Plate. The final race of the term is Fairbairns.
This weekend saw the first regatta for our novices - Emma Sprints. All crews raced incredibly well and we got a mixed bag of results. NW1 were victorious in the W1 division, whilst NW2 were knocked out in the quarter final of W2. On the men's side, NM1 were knocked out in the first round of the M1 division and NM2 made it to the semi final of M2.
This Saturday 16th November saw first race in eights of the term, Winter Head. It was the first ever race for three of our novice crews. NM1, NW1,NM2, M1 and W1 all entered.
W1 did fantastically well, winning their category emphatically and putting in a very strong performance against other W1s. As a bonus, they also beat the crew of Kate, the Boatwoman.
M1 laid down a fast time and were rewarded with a high placing and compared well against some very stern competition.
The University Fours competition is happening this week. We've entered two women's crews and one men's. Races are happening all week, see http://www.cucbc.org/uni_fours for the full timetable.
The fourth day of racing will see M1 and W2 both racing in semi-finals. M1 will be up against King's M1 and W2 will finally get their first race against Jesus W2. Both finals will also take place this afternoon.
The club entered two senior men's IVs in this weekend's Autumn Head as part of their preparation for the University IVs competition.
Will you scull a little faster?
“Will you scull a little faster?” said the Boatman to the Chair,
“We need a bright new boathouse and the funds are nearly there.
If you only will pull harder, and let the Boaties know,
they’ll all be glad to help the cause, to guarantee our growth”
...with apologies to Lewis Carroll.
In aid of the Christ’s College Boathouse Redevelopment Fund, the new Boathouse Manager, Kate Hurst,(Chesterton VIII) and the Chair of CCBC Steering Committee, Tom Swallow, (Masters G Single, 65 -70 years) rowed in the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Saturday 5th October 2013. In preparation for the Fairbairns, Crustaceans III has two crews, average age 67 years, out racing on the River Rhine and the River Cam. A class-winning quad completes the Rhine Marathon in less than three hours (see report elsewhere), and a double finishes the Cambridge Small Boats Head at 68th out of 144, on age-corrected time.
As many will know, our previous Boathouse Manager, Nick Acock, has taken a permanent job with Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club. It’s with great pleasure that I announce that from many candidates we have appointed Kate Hurst as our new Boathouse Manager.
The Club’s evolving plans for an expanded boathouse have been on the website for some time. The Appeal Brochure was published nearly a year ago and the Appeal itself was launched on 15th September 2012, at the Gala Regatta and Dinner. Since then, funds have grown healthily, which is wonderful, but contributors have also commented, quite reasonably, on the size of the target (£2½ million), asking whether (a) the predicted cost is good value, and (b) there might be other ways to achieve the same or similar aims.