WomensSquad

The women’s squad (BR Level 4) is successful both locally and nationally. Our target races for the senior squad include Henley Women’s Regatta, Metropolitan Regatta and Nottingham City Regatta through the summer and Pairs Head, Fours Head, the Women’s Head of the River Race during the winter season.

The women’s intermediate squad 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.

 

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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.

Finalists at Women’s Henley Regatta

City of Cambridge completed one of their best campaigns at HWR, all our crews progressed to a quarter final, one through to a semi and another to the final. We were the only Cambridge club to have all our crews still racing on the Saturday.

A brief summary of results are listed below, both the Junior Quad and Senior Double both successfully qualified into the regatta through a time trail on Friday morning.

Intermediate Club Eights
Quarter Final, Beat Lea ‘B’ (2 ½ Lengths)
Semi Final, beat Auriol Kensington (1 ½ Lengths)
Final, lost to Lea ‘A’ (1 ½ Lengths)

HWR 8

Senior doubles
Round one, beat A S R Nereus (NED) (5 Lengths)
Quarter Final, beat Edinburgh University (1 ½ Lengths)
Semi Final, lost Upper Thames RC (3/4 Length)

2x HWR

Senior Singles – Lindsay Hamilton
Round one, beat Avon County Rowing Club, Taylor (4 Lengths)
Quarter Final, lost Henley Rowing Club, Bailhache-Graham (Easily)

Junior Quad Sculls
Round one, Beat Star Club (3 Lengths)
Quarter Final, lost Surbiton High School (4 ½ Lengths)

A full report with more photos will follow!

City Win at Metripolitan regatta

Metropolitan Regatta is Britains biggest domestic regatta and is spread over two days of racing at Dorney Lake on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May.

A full article can be read here and our results in brief below, with big wins in WIM3 8+ and WIM1 1x:

Saturday
WSen 2x - 2nd in the final (City/Wallingford composite)
IM2 4- 4th in Heat and 5th in the repecharge
IM3 8+ 4th in Heat

Sunday
WSen 2x - 2nd in the final (City/Wallingford composite)
WIM1 1x  1st (Sarah Airey) and 4th (Laura Clack) in the final
IM1 4- 5th in Heat
IM2 2- 2nd in Final
WIM3 8+ 1st in WIM3 and 5th in the B Final
IM3 8+ 7th in IM3 and 4th in their final

Sarah met MedalWomen Met Sign

Above the women's IM3 8+ and Sarah Airey IM1 1x collecting thier medals.
Eight; Back row: Fran Axe, Eva Simkens, John Upton (Coach), Lucy Griffin, Naomi Morris.
Front row: Sarah Large, Anne Palser, Jess Upton (cox) jo Grey, Suzanne Emerson.

CCRC's perfromances at Met regatta were recognised by rowing's governing body; British Rowing and mentioned on their website:

http://www.britishrowing.org/news/2015/june/2/great-turn-out-metropolitan-amateur-regatta-2015

Spring Newsletter

Its been a busy time for City of Cambridge Rowing Club with races, socials and results coming in left right and center! You can find a summary of the last few months here in the clubs Spring Newsletter

CCRC 3rd in WElite 8+

Wallingford Regatta

The regatta was eventually called off due to high winds however before the conditions worsened we achieved some very strong results. Our top women's eight came 3rd in WElite Club 8+. Sarah Airey also progressed to the final in Elite Club 1x placing her 4th in the final results.

CCRC also had numerous other crews that put in strong performances:

Mens Challenge 8+: 5th in heat
Mens Club 8+: 6th in Heat
Womens Club 4+: 5th in Heat
Mens Club 2-: 6th in Heat

2015-Wallingford-1773 WElite 8+; photo courtesy of Ben Rodford Photography

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