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.

M2 raise money for prostate cancer research

City M2’s charity fundraising in the bumps

The City M2 crew from the bumps would like to thank all of those who contributed to their collection for the Prostate Cancer charity as part of the Tideway Scullers’ School fundraising in memory of Andy Ripley.

The M2 crew wore the distinctive yellow TSS T-shirts together with tasteful/(less) pink visors on all four days topping it off with pink nail varnish on the Friday night. In total, after matched funding just short of £600 was raised.

Mighty haul of pots at Peterborough

Pot-tastic Peterborough

City returned with a nice trawl of pots from our latest visit to Peterborough.

Mighty Ben lived up to his moniker by winning in his single on Saturday, and then just for good measure winning on Sunday too. Some people are just greedy! 

Also racing was the men's IM3 8 who suffered a broken rigger (Dave's loose nuts) which put them out of the IM3 heats. The men's IM2 8 had a straight final at 7pm on Saturday but came off second best to a Lea 8 (too much time for tea and cake before the race no doubt).

 

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Bedford 4s and 8s head report 2010

A Row-Mantic Day at Bedford (with massive apologies to Jane Austen)

IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single sculler in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a sweep crew. However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his first entering a rowing club, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding rowers, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their crews. Getting said single scullers to commit to a sweep crew however, appears to take quite a bit of effort.

 

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Charlotte's Marathon

Little Geneva Paddle

Whilst several City scullers headed to Boston for a marathon effort of 50km, Charlotte headed out to Geneva with Ely-based Rob Roy sculler, Hannah Peel, and three ex-York City rowers to prepare for the longest non-stop (non-ocean) rowing race in the world. Not one, not two, but three Boston marathons back-to-back, with 10km added to the end. You may think that 160km non-stop in a yolette (a giant coxed quad) might not sound like the most exciting way to spend your summer holidays - and you'd be right.

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The Great Escape

The Berlin Invasion

“City 3” headed out to Germany on a mission to make their last crew race a special one. After rowing together as a crew for about a year and gaining their first race win 51 weeks ago at the Autumn head in 2008, we wanted to give it all. We made our way there in dribs and drabs over two days all meeting together on Friday evening. James and John did it their way, and flew themselves out in John’s teeny tiny little Aeroplane

 

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