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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.

Another double for Mighty

After getting through to the final of elite lightweight sculls at Marlow, Mighty Ben Redman did the double at Peterborough Summer 1000m winning IM1 and IM2 single sculls on Saturday.

Dave and Stephen followed up their win at the vets fours head and top 100 place at the pairs head with a win at Masters A/B 2x on Sunday.

Plates at Bedford

M1 continue a successful weekend beating Xpress by a length and Bedford by 3/4 to win IM2 eights at Bedford Sprint.

Sava and Michal aded to their tally with a win in the coxless pair at IM2 and the novice A eight beat Norwich RC in a straight final by one and a half lengths.

The womens IM2 8+, novice double and Bex's WJ14 1x were also finalists in their events.

Medals at Henley Masters

Congratulations to Barney, Russ, Ben and James who were steered to victory over the Army by Jess in a straight final at Henley Masters in Masters A coxed fours. 

Rowing in a somewhat less than ideal borrowed boat led to very close race and set the stage for an even closer race in the final of Masters A eights - another clash between City and Army crews. This time luck was on the Army's side pulling out to a length and a quarter through the middle of the race but with City pulling it back to 2/3rds of a length and closing on the line.

City through to Thursday at Henley Royal Regatta

City of Cambridge racing Henley Royal Regatta 2012

In a heat of the Thames Challenge Cup, City of Cambridge Rowing Club rowing on the Berkshire station have beaten Putney Town by 2 3/4 lengths in a time of 7:17 (one of fastest heats of the day)! Times were 2:04 to The Barrier and 3:30 at The Fawley.

Tomorrow's race is against Royal Chester.

City fastest CRA eight

City's masters A eight picked up pots today for the fastest CRA crew at the Head of the Cam. Rowing in a tailwind the crew finished 6th overall in a time of 9:09 which was also the faastest masters time. 

The masters D eight scooped the second fastest adjusted masters time of 9:27.

Novices do the double

City novices got a clean sweep at the Radegund mile winning both mens and womens categories and taking second place in the mens novice eights.

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