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.

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.


City Juniors Autumn Regatta Report

By 8am on Sunday 8 September, 22 junior squad rowers had raced (up to three times) and won their categories at Cambridge Autumn Regatta. After meeting at the boat house by 6.25am, the junior boys and girls woke up just enough to win the CRA women’s novice and men’s novice eight categories in their first return to sweep rowing since their successful bumps campaigns. The WJ14 coxed quad matched the older juniors, picking up a win in the CRA women’s category.

The eights then split into second categories, with many making it through heats throughout the day, including a final for the WJ15 4x+ in Katherine’s first ever race. The club picked up a further three wins: Pernille in WJ16 1x, Camille in WJ15 1x and Karim and Harvey in J16 2x.

2013 Annual Dinner

City of Cambridge Annual Dinner

The Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 26th October at Jesus College Cambridge.

Dinner will commence serving at 7.30pm and prior to the dinner there will be a boat naming ceremony at City of Cambridge Rowing Club

To buy your tickets please use the link below
CCRC Annual Dinner Registration

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