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The senior men’s squad (BR Level 4) is one of the strongest in the region competing at Henley Royal Regatta, Metropolitan Regatta, Marlow Regatta through the summer and Pairs Head, Fours Head, the Head of the River Race during the winter season.

City has a large intermediate men’s squad who compete on Cam and at local regattas. With regular coaching and the development of a common ‘City style’ the aim is to progress competitive rowers through from the intermediate squad to the senior squad. 

Across the squad we aim to train in a range of sweep and sculling boats with regular coaching both for the individual and for the crew. The club has a structured training programme which allows development of a balanced athlete through a combination of water outings, regular land based training: (ergs and weights) and work on core strength and flexibility.

Land training normally takes place on weekdays with water sessions held primarily at the weekend. with one or two weekday sessions depending on the crew. Crew selection is based on a number of factors (strength, flexibility, boat move-ability) and includes a standard set of erg tests in September, January and April. 

We’re always happy to welcome new members at all levels of fitness and experience and at any time of the year.

Mexican Fiesta Party Saturday 25 June

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Benjamin Upton

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Benjamin Upton 

6th July 1972 – 30th May 2016

Ben rowed with City in the early 90's inluding earning both blades with M3 and rudder with M6 in the 1994 town bumps. He went on to row for Kings College London whilst studying medicine at university and was awarded full colours for rowing. Ben is largely responsible for the involvement of the other members of his family rowing.

Unfortunetely Ben lost his long battle with cancer at the end of May, leaving a wife and two children. His funeral will be held on 10th June at the church where he was married in December.

POST HORR PARTY

Bar will be open from 12:00 with that classic rowing film True Blue being shown from 12:15

CCRC has Zara Goozee racing in the Women's Blue Boat and Alister Taylor racing for Goldie.

All this followed by our annual post WeHORR & HORR party at 20:00.

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Annual Dinner, Rowing, Runing and Cycling

City of Cambridge Annual Dinner, 10th October 8pm
This is always an awesome night and not to be missed, tickets are on sale and run out fast, follow the link to get to get your tickets - https://regonline.activeeurope.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1753360

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Congratulations to Sabrina and Kathryn who succesfully won their category in the Great Ouze marathon on Sunday. They not only won W Novice 2x, but set a new course record for their category in 1 hour 44 minutes 30 seconds, they finished 44th overall and were the 11th fastest women's crew: full results are available here:
http://www.elyrowingclub.org.uk/index.php/races/great-ouse-marathon

Sabrian and Katheryn - Ouze Marathon

Secondly the mighty Pair of Ben Redman and Barney Price are off to the FISA World Masters regatta in Hazewinkel, Belgium this weekend along with Jess Upton is also competiting, coxing a  City-Rob Roy Composite 8+  Good luck and bring home some metal!

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Finally, Guy Clack is running in the Great North Run this weekend up in Newcastle. Not only that he, and his mate Richard are cycling the 240 odd miles up there before running it! They are rasing money for the Sue Ryder charity and their just giving page can be found here.. go on be generous: https://www.justgiving.com/Richard-Harben/

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Squad Meetings

New Season - 2015/16

As a kick start to the new season our men's and women's squads will be holding meetings on the follwoing dates in the City of Cambridge boathouse;

Men's Squad - Friday 28th August 19:00

Women's Squad - Saturday 5th September 08:00

These meetings provide you the chance to let your respective captains know what your aims and objectives are for the 2015/16 season, whether thats in a single, aiming for a seat in the top boat or masters rowing, it's important that the club knows what you want to do so we can support it.

City of Oxford Regatta

We had a number of City crews racing at City of Oxford Royal Regatta on 15th and 16th August from our Junior squad and from our noivice men's squad.

The regatta is set over two days, Saturday is raced over 1000m and Sunday is a sprint race over 500m. All the City crews performed well with some strong results:

 Our juniors (as always) turned up in force in mulitple boats, 
on Saturday Pernille won WIM2 1x and our WJ15 4+ made the final.
On Sunday, Jack and Bartu fell short in the final of IM1 2- (some dodgy steering from the opposition) as unfortunately did our WJ16 2x.

For some of our juniors it was their last regatta as City Juniors as they now move onto the next stages of their careers. Best of luck guys - just make sure there's a river where you're going and don't forget to visit!!

Juniors Oxford

The Juniors were also accompanied by an 8+ from our novice men who split into two fours on Sunday. One of our men's novice fours (two of which only learned to row a couple of months ago) stormed the competition to win Novice 4+'s! - Must be something about our learn to row course!

Oxford Novice fours

Congratulations to the guys in the four, always a great achievement to get rid of your novice status.

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