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Summer 2014: from the Men's Vice Captain

After a limited amount of rowing during Hilary Term due to the flooding it was great to see so many rowers returning this term.

We were able to enter a men’s 4th VIII in Summer Eights, with Univ submitting a total of nine crews, which was more than any other college.

M2 had a strong, tight crew and trained hard all term. Unfortunately during Summer Eights they struggled with equipment including the stroke’s seat coming off mid-race and the cox box failing in the first two days. As the regatta progressed they were able to show everyone what they could really do with a solid row-over on the final day.

M3 consisted of a group of very able rowers and cox. After training hard all term they were successful in qualifying for Summer Eights. The first day saw them get bumped but they then went on to row on and then bump twice in the following days. M3 have also set themselves up nicely so that they stand a very good chance of reaching the fixed divisions next year.

M4 were very enthusiastic and committed this term and also saw the addition of two novice rowers rowing for the first time. They rowed well to be able to qualify in Rowing On and improved every day of Summer Eights to the point where on the last day they were able to prevent getting bumped in a strong row over.

The lower boats have worked very hard this year and stuck with it even when the conditions were not ideal. The progress that has been made is set to continue well into next year.

Tom Davis
Men’s Vice-Captain 2014-2015


Posted on Aug 13, 2014

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