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Captain's Word - November 2014
Itís a huge pleasure to be taking over the helm from Sam Lloyd as Caiusí Captain of Boats for this coming year. Iím not at all intimidated by not having a boathouse for this season Ė if anything, I look forward to keeping Caius the most formidable club on the Cam, boathouse or not. I came to Cambridge in October of 2012, and had the opportunity to travel to Basel with M1 to race the famous Basel Head. It was a tremendously fun experience. I chose to pursue CUWBC for that year, claiming the lightweight cox role for the 2013 boat race, and becoming close friends with many Caians in the program. I decided that 2013-2014 would be the year that I dedicated my time to Caius, where I coxed M1 periodically, spent much time coaching W1 (specifically in the Lents term) and went up three slots coxing W1 in the Mays. My biggest goal for this coming year is to continue the success of both the women and men's senior squads, and importantly, to build a very strong novice intake.
Posted on Tuesday 04 November 2014, 00:04 by Admin (7242 reads)
New Captain of Boats
CBC is proud to announce that Brie Stark (CUW Lightweight cox '13, Caius W1 Mays '14) will be Caius Boat Club's captain of boats next year!
Brie brings a lot of experience to CBC, having been involved in coxing at Bryn Mawr in Philadelphia and at St. Anne's College in Oxford. She's doing a PhD in clinical neuroscience here at Caius and says that she's "excited to be captaining CBC next year, and is looking forward to the construction of our new boathouse and to upholding our continued dominance on the Cam".
Our Men's Vice-Captain next year will be Joe Wallace (Latymer, M1 Lents 2013 & 2014), and our Women's Vice-Captain will be Melissa Leonard (W1 Lents 2014).
Congratulations to both and best of luck to the captains and the committee in the 2014-2015 campaigns!
Posted on Monday 16 June 2014, 11:00 by Admin (7098 reads)
Caians in Blue Boats!
Cambridge University Women's Boat Club and Cambridge University Boat Club announced their blue boats today for the races against Oxford.
Congratulations to Caians Melissa Wilson, who will be sitting at 6 in the CUW BB, and Ivo Dawkins, who will be sitting at 3 in the CUBC BB! It's a huge achievement from them and we're looking forward to cheering them on come March 30th and April 6th. This will be Melissa's second boat race and Ivo's first.
What's particularly impressive is that both of them learned to row here at CBC - Melissa noviced in 2011 and Ivo noviced last year!
Stay tuned for the official announcements of (quite a few other) Caians in the lightweight and reserve boats! GTM.
Posted on Monday 10 March 2014, 16:38 by Jon Dean (7209 reads)
Autumn Head - Race Report
On Saturday, Autumn Head was our first opportunity this year to put the crews through their paces in a racing scenario. M2 started the day off in Division 3 with a solid piece with a lot of effort and focus. The rate stayed naturally high throughout and the second half showed a lot of fight that built on the big start through the corners.
M1 followed on with their own race an hour and a half later. Leading off the Division, they started smoothly with a big start into First Post. The corners were a little iffy but the launches out were committed and got the boat back up to speed. The headwind hit round Ditton corner and although the effort was there the technique inevitably suffered. The rate stayed high and the drive for the finish was executed as planned.
M1 were able to hold of Kings by a narrow margin to win the College 1st VIIIs division and M2 were faster than the only other M2 to enter. A good start, but a lot more to come.
- Chris Halls, Men's Captain
Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2013, 17:39 by Jon Dean (7327 reads)
New Captain's Word
This year's Boat Club Captain, Sam Lloyd, has just posted a new Captain's Word - read it here!
Posted on Friday 04 October 2013, 08:13 by Jon Dean (5552 reads)
May Bumps 2013!
Caius Boat Club is competing in May Bumps this year! Come support Caius crews who'll be racing from Wednesday 12th - Saturday 15th! Facebook event
Full start times: www.cucbc.org/mays/times
Full division orders: www.cucbc.org/bumps/results/8/3
There will be a tent set up on Caius Meadows on Saturday for alumni, parents, current students, and anyone else who'd like to drink some Pimms and support Caius crews throughout the day - directions from Caius.
The weather looks pretty sweet for most of this week - it's a great feeling to race around Ditton corner and hear the roar of support from Caians on the bank, so we hope to see you there!
If you can't make it, you can always listen in on the commentary available from CamFM: bumps.camfm.co.uk
Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2013, 13:27 by Admin (7865 reads)
Caius M1 win Reading Amateur Regatta IM1 & Senior!
Caius M1 went to Reading Amateur Regatta, a 1500m, staggered-start, side-by-side 1v1 elimination regatta. They doubled up, entering both IM1 and Senior VIII+s and in gusty conditions came away with both wins. Caius M1 posted the 5 fastest winning times of the day, and are grateful for the chance to race against some excellent crews from Radley, Latymer, Cantabrigian, London, and Worcester.
The winning crew - Caius Mays M1, 2013
We're now looking forward to bumps, which start on Wednesday, and to Henley and the Temple after that! Please get in touch if you're interested in where Caius Boat Club will be based for either event!
Posted on Sunday 09 June 2013, 11:48 by Admin (5675 reads)
Nottingham City Regatta
Caius M1 post the quickest time of the day at Nottingham City Regatta over the weekend, winning IM2 with a time that would have won both IM1 and Elite VIII+s. An exciting final saw close racing between M1 and Royal Shrewsbury and M1 gained some excellent racing experience.
Bring on the Mays! Crew lists coming out soon.
Posted on Monday 20 May 2013, 11:36 by Admin (5655 reads)
CBC Elections 2013
Caius Boat Club is proud to announce that Sam Lloyd will be Captain of the Boats next year. Sam learned to row at Caius and has been rowing in M1 since Mays 2011, his first year. He will be taking over during an exciting time for Caius Boat Club, and he'll be ably assisted by Sam Fawcett, the new Men's Vice-Captain, Callum Picken, the new Women's Vice-Captain, and Tina Zhao, the new Junior Treasurer.
Congratulations to the new committee!
Posted on Monday 20 May 2013, 11:35 by Admin (5680 reads)
Caius W1 win Champs Head 2013
W1 successfully were the fastest women's boat in Champs Eights, winning the competition with a time of 5:34 and beating several M2s in the process. This is a particularly proud win for the crew, for it was their first ever outing all together. The crew, stroked by the efficient Claire Oakley, set up a powerful rhythm that saw them finish 4 seconds faster than the headship crew Downing W1. Their massive trophy is incredibly well deserved - bring on Mays!
Posted on Sunday 12 May 2013, 22:14 by Admin (7725 reads)