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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.

Masters first and second at Rad mile

The President's Masters D eight was the fastest eight at the Radegund mile in an adjusted time of 5:41. Rowing in an unseasonal hailstorm the masters a eight took second place in a time of 5:53.

The men also won at IM3 coxed fours (also fastest four) continuing their run of success from Bedford fours and small boats. 

Novices win Winter League

City Men Win Winter League Novice 8's

On the morning of the Third Winter League Leg, City Novice A crew knew they had a six seconds lead on X-Press Legends. The first leg had been slightly disappointing after we fell apart through lack of fitness after the Railway Bridge. Our coach Ben Duckworth called for 5K erg sessions leading up to the final leg and which happened to coincide with the river freezing over, so more land training it was. Dividends quickly paid off in the second leg where we marginally improved our time while the three novice boats (Legends, Rad M1 and Chesterton) that had beaten us in the first leg fell off by around 30 seconds each.

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City qualify for Thames Challenge Cup at Henley

City of Cambridge rowing at Henley 2011Following 2010's success at Womens Henley, City once again sent crews to Womens Henley, Henley Royal and Henley Masters Regatta in 2011. All crews produced competitive performances.

The Senior Women's squad sent a quad and an eight to Womens Henley, competing in the Senior Quads and Intermediate Club Eights events respectively.

 

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More Gold for Mighty

Mighty Ben Wins Gold for Wales

A bronze and a gold for Ben Redman in Ghent last weekend, he may have worn the Welsh kit but we know he was racing for City really!...

On Saturday it was the "International Belgian Championships", and on Sunday it was the "International Ghent May Regatta" (which is apparently the Belgian National championships). They're both held in Gent, which is a fantastic 5 lane course that finishes in Gent town, and has high banks and lots of trees/buildings around so it avoids the worst of side winds.

 

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Double Gold in Wales

Double gold for City duo at Welsh Indoor Rowing Champs

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Which way's the gun shop?

Congratulations to Adam Scrivner and Ben Redman who both returned from the Welsh Indoor Rowing Champs with gold medals. Full results linked to below, but take a moment to read their highly entertaining race reports...

http://concept2.co.uk/nationals/results?race_name=welsh

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M2 raise money for prostate cancer research

City M2’s charity fundraising in the bumps

The City M2 crew from the bumps would like to thank all of those who contributed to their collection for the Prostate Cancer charity as part of the Tideway Scullers’ School fundraising in memory of Andy Ripley.

The M2 crew wore the distinctive yellow TSS T-shirts together with tasteful/(less) pink visors on all four days topping it off with pink nail varnish on the Friday night. In total, after matched funding just short of £600 was raised.

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