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.

Sarah Wins Scullers Head

Whilst many members of the club raced on the Cam, Sarah Airey, Alan Marron and Ben Redman raced the Scullers Head on the Tideway on Saturday 16th November.

Sarah Airey added to her previous successes by winning the W IM3 1x category in a time of 23:42.66, finishing as the 11th fastest women over all.

Ben Redman finished 3rd in IM1 Lwt 1x and Alan finished 4th in MasA 1x.

Full results from the event can be found here

Wins at the Winter Head

On Saturday 16th November City of Cambridge Rowing Club had 11 crews entered in the Cantabrigian Winter Head 2013 with 3 crews collecting wins for the club.

The womens IM2 4+ of Sarah Large, Stef Mullins, Mieke van der Graff and Anne Palser, coxed by Robert Nimmo won their category and were also the fastest Womens 4+ of the day.

The mens squad took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in IM3 8+, with the fastest crew posting a time of 8mins 57 seconds.  The crews then raced again in different combinations to win Novice 8's by 19 seconds over Cantabrigian.

Full results can be found here Cantabs Winter Head Results

Seven Wins at Ely Small Boats Head

The club picked up seven wins at Ely Small Boats Head, with wins in singles, doubles and quads.

Sarah Airey picked up a win in WIM3 singles over the 5km course as she prepares for Scullers Head on 16 November. She was followed closely by the WJ16 2x of Bex Middleton and Katie Hill, who won their category by over a minute. The junior squad rounded off the 5k races with good performances in new crew combinations, with wins for Izzie, Pernille, Jemima and Anna in WJ17 quads and Jack, Sam, Will and Jack in the J18 quad category.

Racing over a shortened 3km ‘mini-head’, Amy Bland picked up a win in WJ17 singles, with the WJ15 coxed quad of Becca, Katherine, Alice, Ava and Vicky and the WJ14 crew of Isobel, Ottilie, Ellen, Beth and Bella winning their respective categories.

Mayor attends 150th Annual Dinner

On the 26th October 2013 City of Cambridge members celebrated 150 years at the 150th Annual Dinner along with the Mayor of Cambridge Paul Saunders and Cambridgeshire Rowing Association President Bill Key.
To mark the special occasion the club held a boatnaming ceremony before moving onto Jesus College for the annual dinner.

As well as a celebration of the clubs success as a whole the club was delighted to present the following awards in recognition of contributions and achievements by individuals:

The Champan Oar for the best performance of the season was awared to Sarah Airey & Kate Hurst.  Sarah & Kate begun the season by winning pairs head and finished it by representing England at the Home Internationals.  Along the way they won WIM1 coxless pairs at Notts City Regatta, W Elite coxless pairs at Wallingford Regatta, reached the final of Henley Womens Regatta and both rowed in the Womens Headship crew for the CRA Town Bumps

The Silver Oar is an award nominated by club members in recognition of the efforst of an individual who has contributed and supported the running of the club.  This year this award was presented to Jafar Yousef who throughout the season has supported the coaching of the juniors squad, assisted with the organisation of the intermediate mens squad as well as coxing Learn to Row courses and womens crews.  

The Laurie Halifax Cup is presented to the person who has made the greatest coaching contribution, as voted by the club members.  This year this award was presented to Sara Dietz who has coached the Womens Novice Squad.  Having rowed in the womens first boat for 5 years Sara has now taken on supporting the novice women throughout the season with coaching, crew selection and training advice.
The Lowther Oar is presented to the most improved novice rower of the season.  This year the award was presented to Tammy Finnigan. Tammy began rowing through the Learn to Row course in the 2012/13 season and this year has progressed significantly in both rowing and coxing.

Junior Squad Annual Awards Night

Junior Awards 2013 The junior squad celebrated the end of a successful year at their annual awards night and party on Friday 25 October.


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