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28th July 2019

After months of being homeless we are now in our lovely new boathouse with a boatbay that holds over 40 boats, gym, changing rooms and clubroom with bar and a balcony with the best views on the Cam.

The gym

City of Cambridge Rowing Club’s Women’s Squad have made an excellent start to the summer regatta season.  Whilst most would have cancelled their alarms on the Sunday of a bank holiday weekend, Sarah Large, Mez Dubois-van Slageren, Kate Hurst and Susie Valen were up at 5am and heading off to race Wallingford Regatta at Eton Dorney rowing lake.

In the morning competing in the Women’s Challenge Coxless Fours heats, they came third in their heat, narrowly missing out on a place in the final. The afternoon saw the Women’s Club Coxless Fours event, where City of Cambridge were able to comfortably win their heat and then go on to win the final, beating Agecroft, Auriol Kensington, Lea, Putney Town and City of Bristol in a time of 7:28.1.  They returned to Cambridge with the Chalmore Challenge Cup ready to take pride of place in their brand new boat house, opening summer 2019

Some thirty members of the City of Cambridge Rowing Club have returned after a highly successful training camp at Chester. With training across four days and involving members of the senior and intermediate squads, the club was able to hone it’s skills in preparation for the regatta season.

Sessions ranged from work in small boats, to battle paddling in coxless fours to some eights outings. The squad also found time to escape from Chester’s “escape rooms”!

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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.”

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