Mayor attends 150th Annual Dinner

Boatnaming
On the 26th October 2013 City of Cambridge members celebrated 150 years at the 150th Annual Dinner along with the Mayor of Cambridge Paul Saunders and Cambridgeshire Rowing Association President Bill Key.
To mark the special occasion the club held a boatnaming ceremony before moving onto Jesus College for the annual dinner.

As well as a celebration of the clubs success as a whole the club was delighted to present the following awards in recognition of contributions and achievements by individuals:

The Champan Oar for the best performance of the season was awared to Sarah Airey & Kate Hurst.  Sarah & Kate begun the season by winning pairs head and finished it by representing England at the Home Internationals.  Along the way they won WIM1 coxless pairs at Notts City Regatta, W Elite coxless pairs at Wallingford Regatta, reached the final of Henley Womens Regatta and both rowed in the Womens Headship crew for the CRA Town Bumps

The Silver Oar is an award nominated by club members in recognition of the efforst of an individual who has contributed and supported the running of the club.  This year this award was presented to Jafar Yousef who throughout the season has supported the coaching of the juniors squad, assisted with the organisation of the intermediate mens squad as well as coxing Learn to Row courses and womens crews.  

The Laurie Halifax Cup is presented to the person who has made the greatest coaching contribution, as voted by the club members.  This year this award was presented to Sara Dietz who has coached the Womens Novice Squad.  Having rowed in the womens first boat for 5 years Sara has now taken on supporting the novice women throughout the season with coaching, crew selection and training advice.
 
The Lowther Oar is presented to the most improved novice rower of the season.  This year the award was presented to Tammy Finnigan. Tammy began rowing through the Learn to Row course in the 2012/13 season and this year has progressed significantly in both rowing and coxing.

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