Category Archives: Masters Rowing

The new Filippi four en-route to win

The club achieved a 100% record at Huntingdon Head with wins in the Open Coxed Four category and Open Masters C/D Double categories. First off was the double comprising Chris Ware and Seb Walker which won comfortably despite the challenging bends in the course. The two then teamed up with Club President Tony Nelder, Sam Luke and Julie Hogg to give the club’s new Filippi coxed four its second outing and first race. Thanks to an unrelenting pace the crew were able to win and even posted a faster time than the winning coxless four.

The club’s masters squad took time to compete in the World masters Regatta racing in the Masters B Pair, Masters C Pair, Masters B Double Masters C Double, Masters B Coxed Four Masters C Coxed Four as well as a composite Women’s Quad with X-Press boat club and a Mixed Masters C Double and a composite Mixed Masters C Eight with X-Press, Champion of the Thames and Cantabs.

Highlights were a second placing from the Masters B Pair and third place positions from the Open Masters C Double and Mixed Masters C Double.

Photo courtesy of WeRow

City of Cambridge’s Masters E crew (average age between 55 and 59) put in a very strong performance to win the men’s Masters eights by a convincing margin.  The crew was coxed by Julie Hogg who steered tight lines around Grassy and Ditton Corners saving valuable seconds.  Once in the straights the added training that the crew have been carrying out helped them to match the speed of crews over twenty years younger than them.  The final masters adjusted time of 8 minutes and 51 seconds placed them some 16 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals. Commenting Club President and stroke of the crew Tony Nelder said, “It was our first race since the Town Bumps and a nice solid start to the winter season.”