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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Women’s Eight Win in Norwich

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"Sudbury! Move right please” were the words called out by Robert Nimmo, coxing the City women’s eight, on the River Yare on Saturday 25th of February at the Norwich Head of the River, hosted by Norwich Rowing Club. The crew stuck to their race plan and went out hard and fast overtaking the Sudbury women’s crew just 1 minute and 36 seconds into the race. Settling into their rhythm, all eyes were on stroke Hannah Creasey, as they went in pursuit of the next Sudbury crew. Responding well to the power calls, the women continued strongly over the 5000 metre course, keeping their blade work sharp and their finishes long. Picking up the pace in the last quarter of the race, they finished in 22 minutes and 9 secs; taking home a win for City of Cambridge Rowing Club. Press coverage of the historic Deuchar cup in the Eastern Daily Press shows the crew in action. The crew included Hannah Creasey, Alice Adriaenssens, Tiffany Morris, Sarah Airey, Amanda Buttery, Marina Villarroel, Laura Beattie and Aubree Wisley.

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Coach Luke Wisley said “It was a convincing win. The crew are rowing confidently and many rowers training on the River Cam want to be in this boat at the moment.” The next race for the crew is the Women's Eights Head of the River Race on the Thames where coxswain Alex Black will be calling the race. The crew will adhere to their scrupulous and scrumptious nutritional plan of pre-race Italian fayre and home-baking. Crew stylist Laura will ensure co-ordinated nails and blades as "matching crews row faster!"

Planning permission for new boathouse granted!

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Artist's impression by Rachel Kelly

City of Cambridge Rowing Club is delighted to announce that the council has granted us planning permission for the new boathouse. This is an extremely big step in the project and we thank everyone involved for their continued support.

The new boathouse, designed by Whitworth Chartered Architects & Building Surveyors, will be 10.24m wide and a maximum of 27m in length, and be built with concrete blocks and steel cladding.

It will also include openings on the ground floor for water to enter and exit the building in the case of flooding.

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Strong results for City crews on the Thames

2016-FoursHead-CCRC Granta IM1 4x

City of Cambridge Rowing Club rowing with 2 members of Granta were the 9th fastest crew in the country in the Fours Head of the River race last Saturday. They were also the fastest of any of the Cambridge town crews. City's Jack Lawlor-Anderson and Tom Hetherington, joined by Charlie Cummins and Ben Mackworth from Granta were competing in the Intermediate 1 Open Quad category. The crew, all of whom are lightweight rowers, set off some way down the field and had to overtake a number of competitors down the length of the 4 1⁄4-mile championship course. Fired by their recent success at the British Rowing Championships, the quad beat forty crews including the Granta boat as well as local competitors from the Cantabrigian and 99's rowing clubs.

City also fielded three men's fours in Intermediate 1 and Intermediate 2 categories and a Junior Boys quad that raced for 'time only' in the (adult) Intermediate 1 category. In the event the Junior Boys achieved a time that would have seen them placed a very creditable 36th in the (adult) Intermediate 1 category. They were the third fastest Cambridge quad of any category.

City's Junior Girls coxed four put in a very strong performance in a tough field coming home 10th in their category behind some of the top sweep oar rowing schools and clubs in the country. City junior squad also entered a girls quad held their own in a tough field despite being younger than most of their competitors.

2016-VetFours-CCRC Masters C

The Club's success continued the following day where City of Cambridge's Masters C coxed four (average age above 43) came second in the Veteran's Fours Head. The crew, coxed by Jess Upton and comprising Tom Watt, Paul Worth, Mike Nahorski and Seb Walker, fought off strong competition from Marlow and Maidenhead rowing clubs, and were only beaten by an experienced London Rowing Club crew. The performance was all the more significant as Paul Worth had only started rowing two years ago and Mike Nahorski noviced with the club just three years ago. In the Masters A category (average age over 27) City's coxless four came third. The club also fielded a men's Intermediate 3 coxed four and a Women's Masters A quad for the event.

Womens Masters A quad 2016

Christmas Party

Christmas Party! Saturday 3 December

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Bonfire Night Social

Bonfire Night Social — Saturday 5 November

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