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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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.

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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City women are Womens Henley winners!

On a proud day for City of Cambridge Rowing Club the women's coxed 4 of Sara, Fi, Lindsay & Chiara, with Renae coxing, won The Lester Trophy (Intermediate Club Coxed Fours) at Womens Henley  Regatta.

Down off the start and trailing by a length at the 500m mark City began a relentless advance on Royal Chester to eventually win by 3 and a half lengths in a new course record of 5min 24. Congratulations to the crew and their coach Cranch, along with everyone who made this fantastic result possible.

 

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W3 WeHorr Report

W3 at WeHorr

After a fairly disastrous Head of the Trent experience, hampered by weather conditions which were considerably worse than those later in the day and losing the cox box on the start line (apparently relaying commands down the boat whilst racing isn't terribly effective...) W3 were keen to show what we could really do. Unfortunately we didn't make the most convincing start to our WeHORR campaign as much to the amusement of the watching Southampton crew we attempted without much success to put the boat back together before eventually realising that having two halves of the same boat might be helpful.

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W2 WeHoRR report 2010

W2 do WeHoRR

On a day blessed with glorious sunshine and good racing conditions the lovely ladies of City decamped down to Putney to strut their stuff on the Thames. Jess’ managed to get 3 eights worth of rowers across London without losing anyone (how, given the lack of a pink helium dolphin for us all to follow, remains a mystery), and on arrival we discovered that Gripper and W1 had bagged a prime place for us all to rig. All we had to do was stick our boat together (Easy. W2 always remember to check their nuts.

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