The 20th April 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of the formation of City of Cambridge Rowing Club, the oldest town club on the Cam. Thank you to everyone who made the occasion such a great success. Here's to a historic year to come, and many more to follow.

Masters first and second at Rad mile

The President's Masters D eight was the fastest eight at the Radegund mile in an adjusted time of 5:41. Rowing in an unseasonal hailstorm the masters a eight took second place in a time of 5:53.

The men also won at IM3 coxed fours (also fastest four) continuing their run of success from Bedford fours and small boats. 

Junior racing in March

CCRC Juniors - Racing in March

Charlotte's report 

As the City juniors don't like the easy option, March provided the opportunity to continue the trend of February and race lots and lots in as many different places, boats and combinations as possible.

The month started with Champs Junior Sculling Head, rowing on home water in a race as different to the Winter League as possible by being a) "really not very long" at 1,450m and b) sunny.



Novices win Winter League

City Men Win Winter League Novice 8's

On the morning of the Third Winter League Leg, City Novice A crew knew they had a six seconds lead on X-Press Legends. The first leg had been slightly disappointing after we fell apart through lack of fitness after the Railway Bridge. Our coach Ben Duckworth called for 5K erg sessions leading up to the final leg and which happened to coincide with the river freezing over, so more land training it was. Dividends quickly paid off in the second leg where we marginally improved our time while the three novice boats (Legends, Rad M1 and Chesterton) that had beaten us in the first leg fell off by around 30 seconds each.


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.


More Gold for Mighty

Mighty Ben Wins Gold for Wales

A bronze and a gold for Ben Redman in Ghent last weekend, he may have worn the Welsh kit but we know he was racing for City really!...

On Saturday it was the "International Belgian Championships", and on Sunday it was the "International Ghent May Regatta" (which is apparently the Belgian National championships). They're both held in Gent, which is a fantastic 5 lane course that finishes in Gent town, and has high banks and lots of trees/buildings around so it avoids the worst of side winds.



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