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The Head of the Cam, in week 1 of Easter Term, was a celebration of CCBC past, present and future! The student first and second boats raced in the morning and then the Boathouse was filled with alumni, recent and not-so-recent for the afternoon division! The club fielded student W1, M1, W2, M2 and Crustaceans M1 (Aldridge), M2 (Hobson), M3 (Swallow), M4 (Martin), an IM3 IV+ (Beckett) and W1 - quite an achievement to boat all of these crews and we all arrived in the marshalling zone before any other club!
Mixed Wassersportverein Waldshut Mixed Mas D 8+ Vesta Veterans VIII Head of the River 2015-16 - Vesta Veterans22nd March 2016
“Cox! Where is your buoyancy aid?” The Boat Marshal’s polite but insistent voice drifts across the calm sunlit River Thames.
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W1 were excited to finally have some side-by-side racing on the Cam! In the first round against St Catz, having marshaled by the Plough, we got aligned at the bottom of the Long Reach, in the strong cross wind. We got off to a good start, taking a few seats straight away. This lead lengthened out to a length, where they then mounted their attack and so we held our position to the railway bridge. We moved on again here, shutting the door and aiming for the finish line. A decisive row, but we knew that the second round would bring tougher competition and knew how would up our game in the middle of the race.
It's always great when our alumni come back to row in a boat either for a casual outing or some racing! Recent examples have been the Blades Regatta (keep your eyes posted for 2016) and this year's Head of the Cam in April which saw not 1, not 2 but 3 full Crustaceans 8s race and have a fantastic time.
In the 2015 Fairbairns not only did we match April's 3 Crustaceans crews, but we also welcomed back some of our alumnae who helped to form a IV+ (pictures attached below) which was brilliant. Next time we will have to have a full VIII!
After getting the taste for overseas travel in Naples last year, the Crustaceans crew of ’78 managed to wangle an international entry to the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, rowing in the Senior Masters division (crews with average age over 50). A fantastic trip, accompanied by wives and girlfriends who acted as both our own private band of gorgeous supporters, and as the beer police.
Riverside Boat Club lent us a boat, allowed us use of their splendid clubhouse, and were most welcoming and helpful in every way.
A list of builders who have agreed to bid for Phase 1 was finalised in Sept 15. These builders will be issued with the invitation to Tender in Nov 15, for them to return their bids within 30 days. Once the winner has been announced, work can start in the New Year. As well as Phase 1, it is hoped to include the most bulky items of Phase 2, namely the raised walls and rear roof, as these would be very difficult to carry out once the steel building in Phase 1 had been built, due to access problems.
After a very good race with 2 subs in the boat, we were very pleased to find we had come 7th overall, and 3rd out of the College VIIIs, narrowly losing out to Clare by only 0.4 seconds, and the crew ahead of them by 0.5 seconds. An extremely valuable lesson to learn about small margins very early on in term!
Watch 16 minutes on youtube https://youtu.be/EumG3oYrBqI
6 Crustaceans from the mid-sixties scull a Leisure Quad loaned by Gloucester Rowing Club, 60 miles to Worcester and back in two days. Narrowly escaping disaster in tidal locks, they crash through the Severn Bore, and are nearly forced to spend the night out when the last lock closes before they arrive.