City of Cambridge Take Second Place at Fours Head

Alice Adriaenssens, Mez Dubois-van Slageren, Francesca Axe and Sarah Large. Photo Courtesy of Alistair Cragie

  

Following on from a successful Pairs Head, City of Cambridge once again saw an excellent result in this years Fours Head of the River Race. The club sent eight crews across the Men's and Women's squads to row the full Boat Race course, with boats entered in coxed and coxless fours as well as a quad.

With two good crews competing in the Women's Challenge 4-, Sarah Large and Alice Adriaenssens joined forces with Francesca Axe and Mez Dubois-van Slageren to place second in a time of 22 minutes 32.8 seconds, just five seconds behind the winning crew from Wallingford and eight seconds ahead of the next fastest crew from City of Oxford.

The club was also able to achieve a similar result the following day as their Men’s Masters B coxless four (average age between 36–43) took second place despite competing in the Masters A category (average age 27-36).

Club Captain Seb Walker said: "This is a great result for the Club, which builds on the Men’s Lightweight Double win and the Women’s Pair second place at Pairs Head a few weeks ago to give us the start of a run of successes.

City of Cambridge gain 1st and 2nd placing at Pairs Head

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City of Cambridge Rowing Club saw success in this year’s Pairs Head of the River Race that ran from Chiswick Bridge to the Harrods Depository. In total the club sent seven crews across the Men’s, Women’s and Masters squads to compete on a windswept Thames with waves that often threatened to swamp boats.

Winning the Club Lightweight Double Pennant was Vincent Dubois and, Men’s Captain, Stuart Ladd. The two had rowed together in the Club’s successful Wyfold coxless four but only formed their double in the last couple of months. In challenging conditions for a lightweight crew, they beat off competition from a number of clubs including Maidstone Invicta, Putney Town and Cantabrigian Rowing Club to win in a time of 15 minutes 30.5 seconds. Their time also saw them beat over half of the heavyweight crews across all categories. This was especially notable as heavyweight crews had the advantage of setting off first when the tide was most in their favour.

Making their debut entry into Pairs Head were, Women’s Captain, Sarah Large and Alice Adriaenssens. Racing in the Women’s Club Pairs category they came second in a time of 17 minutes 5.1 seconds some 46 seconds ahead of the next fastest women’s pair. In the event, they were only beaten by a strong Putney Town crew.

Commenting Club Captain Seb Walker said, “I’m delighted with the performance which shows the competitiveness of the club in both the Men’s and Women’s squads, despite the disruption that is being caused by the rebuilding of our boathouse.”

Sara & Lindsay win Pairs head

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Sara Dietz and Lindsay Hamilton won W IM3 double sculls at pairs head on 4th October 2014.  

In addition  Ian Watson and Jack Lawlor-Anderson finished 2nd in Masters B double sculls, finishing 28th in the whole event. Ben Redman and Barney Price finished 2nd in IM2 coxless pairs, and Sarah Airey and Kate Hurst finished 6th in W IM1 double sculls.

Full results can be found here: Pairs Head 2014 Results

WeHORR Results

Congratulations to both City crews who raced Women's Eights Head last Saturday. It was a sunny, calm day on the Thames and we had some great results.

W1 finished 41st, the fastest crew from Cambridge and 4th in the Provincial Pennant.

W2 moved up a massive 67 places from their start position to finish 127th, racing strong and overtaking crews on the course.

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Kate and Sarah win pairs head

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Sarah Airey and Kate Hurst have won IM2 coxless pairs at the Pairs Head! After a short partnership of just six weeks, Kate and Sarah started the 4km race in second place over taking the leading boat early on and winning IM2 pairs by over 13 seconds.

Win at Pairs Head!

City Duo Win Women's Doubles at Pairs Head

City recorded some great results at this years Pairs Head of the River Race on the Thames. Top of the pile were Sam and Sarah who won their IM2.2x category in a time of 13:12, a fantastic result for them both and for the club. Alan raced an IM3 2x composite with Matt Castle of Rob Roy and they finished 66th overall in 12.34 Stephen and Dave raced IM1 2x and finished 88th overall in a time of 12.48. Silvia and Ulrike raced W Lwt IM3 2x and came 6th in their category in 14.02.

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