History 1990-1995

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As last year, the rowing season has seen mixed fortunes enjoyed by the crews of Caius Boat Club. The start of the year was greeted with optimism by both the men’s and ladies’ captains. The men had two promising schoolboy oarsmen coming up, while the ladies were to have a trial for the Fairbairn VIII for the first time in many years. Unfortunately this initial interest deteriorated gradually and by the time of the University IVs there were only five ladies willing to commit themselves to Caius rowing. It was therefore decided that the best plan of action was for the Ladies Captain (Miranda Gray) to trial for the University rather than to drop someone from the squad. This was to allow development of four strong ladies to produce the stern of the Lent VIII, where thoughts were turning to the possibility of the headship in view of the arrival of the new boat. The IV, now established, then trained hard for the Head of the River Race, where they had to enter the Senior 3 Division.

It was apparent at the Fairbairns’ IVs race that the work the crew had put it was paying off. They moved up from last year’s position to ninth. Meanwhile the novices were unable to regain the Fairbairn title again, but many of them continued to row for the college in the Bumps.

For the men a squad of oarsmen returned to Cambridge a week early to continue training. With only two of the May crew six of the impressive 2nd VIII were to join the firsts. The light IV went well, and with the return of the rest of the college two coxed IVs were put out. In the Autumn IVs’ Head the light IV had a good row finishing 11th overall. The University IVs were less successful coming up against Trinity Hall, but the light IV only lost by a few seconds. One of the coxed IVs had more success winning three races before losing to a 1st IV.

The next event on the Cam was the Small Boats’ Head which saw a large Caius entry. A.P.S. Kirkham and R.D. Smith retained their Novice Pairs’ title. The Fairbairn Cup was the next target, but due to one person dropping out and the subsequent illness of his replacement, training was disturbed. The race was won by Jesus with Caius coming a creditable fourth out of the Cambridge colleges, behind Downing and Pembroke. The 2nd VIII came 30th in the Fairbairns’ at the top end of the other colleges 2nd crews, reflecting the depth of rowing in Caius.

Before the start of the Lent Term the Men’s 1st VIII squad had a training camp on the Tideway under the supervision of Dr Chris George, with whom Caius have resumed their previously very successful relationship. Dr George has agreed to help the Club regain its former glories by producing the training schedule for the Men’s 1st VIII, as well as coaching on these productive weeks in London.

The Lent Term began very promisingly, with the second schoolboy oarsman joining his colleague who had rowed in the Fairbairns’. The crew split into two IVs, in addition to the VIII, to compete in the Cambridge Head to Head race, where one of the IVs won the title of the fastest IV. (The Head to Head race was new last year and consists of two head courses downstream first then upstream, with the times added together.) Unfortunately there was severe disruption to the training schedule caused by the river freezing over for a fortnight. This was very difficult time for everyone, with land training every day. There was an enforced crew change at this time, bringing in a promising novice from the 2nd VIII. When the river thawed, the crew continued to train hard on land and on the water, but did not seem to progress quickly enough, so the order was changed to put the Captain back into the stroke seat. Whilst this was done just a week before the Lent Races, it provided the stimulus needed to lift the crew. Rowing over all four nights maintained the position of 6th, a good starting point for next year. This was especially pleasing in view of the various setbacks suffered during the previous few weeks.

The 2nd VIII in the Lent Races went down one place overall, bumping Pembroke 2 twice having been overbumped by Robinson 1 on the third night.

After the somewhat unenthusiastic Michaelmas Term as regards the number of ladies rowing it was encouraging to put out two crews for the Lent Bumps. After the tremendous success of the previous year the competition for the 1st VIII was high. The crews were selected before term got underway. The Cox, Rebecca Sewell, took control as acting captain while Miranda Gray turned her hand to rowing in the university 2nd crew. [Anna Kupschus again rowed in the Women’s Blue Boat] Weight may have been lacking, but keenness and crew spirit abounded. The eventual arrival of a brand new Empacher VIII was most welcome in view of the quest for Lent Headship. The inclement weather caused the ergos to work overtime – the wheels never ceased turning! Unfortunately the first night a strong LMBC crew bumped Caius taking over the challenge for Headship. After two row-overs the last night was catastrophic. Emmanuel bumped LMBC back, once they had hit the bank, thus causing the crew to steer round them, losing valuable time to Newnham, who won their blades. The 2nd ladies were struck by bad luck and ended up going down three places.

After the bumps the men entered three pairs for the Forster-Fairbairn Pairs. Two Caius pairs were in the final, which resulted in a dead-heat. After a further crew change the VIII went to train for the Tideway Head of the River Race. Starting 69th Caius was amongst fast crews. During the row the crew clashed with a number of other boats, who had not received the same coaching about the stream, and therefore cut corners, causing considerable loss of time. The disruption to the rowing prevented the establishment of a rhythm essential to the crew going quickly over such a long course. The crew came in the top 150, so leaving a reasonable starting position for next year. Meanwhile, the Ladies went off pot hunting in the Bedford Head, winning the Novice Division.

The Man spent the Easter holiday training at home with a programme of squat-jumps then travelled to Lille for the traditional “International” Regatta in France. They came third out of 18 crews, beaten by Leeds University and Cologne, adding to their collection of silverware.

In the week before Term a productive training camp was had by the Men at Ely with Tony Baker, where a further two fresh faces were incorporated into the crew. The crew had a very positive approach and followed a rigorous programme set by Chris George. The crew won the 1st May VIII Division in the Head of the Cam and followed up this success with victory in the Novice Division of the Cambridge Sprint Regatta. Shortly after this progress was severely hampered by a major accident in “Sir William Wade”. Thankfully no one was injured when nine feet of the bows were snapped off in a head-on collision with a launch. This launch was on the wrong side of the river around Chesterton corner. Bowless the boat sank, the astonished crew abandoned ship. The boat was then split under water and carefully taken back to the Boathouse. Thanks to a sterling effort by the boatman, Tony Baker, the boat was in use again within a week with a temporary repair. The boat will be sent away after Henley for more extensive rebuilding.

In the Mays the men went down four places, which came as a great shock after all the hard training put in. This performance was matched by the 2nd VIII. The 3rd VIII went down one.

[The result for the 1st VIII did not reflect their relative strength. They were close to catching 1st & 3rd Trinity on the first night when they were caught by Trinity Hall (who went up four places). If they had succeeded in rising on that first night, they would probably have caught LMBC and Jesus as well, achieving a final position of second instead of ninth, such was the closeness of the competition. The preview in the Bumps programme predicted “Caius will strike quickly to begin Trinity’s descent. Despite the destruction of their boat, Caius should be well rewarded for their efforts this term”].

The 1st Ladies were cheated out of winning blades due to Christ’s not getting to their station on time – that’s Bumps’ luck. Up three brings them nearer to the first division. The 2nd ladies had to row on and did well in maintaining a place in the third division. A light IV is presently competing at Henley.

Our thanks go to all the Coaches who have dedicated much of their time to the club, especially Clive Allison, Kit Nesbit, Mike Richardson, Edgar Harbourne, Peter Gray, Peter English, Andrew Hobart, Martin Blakemore, Chris George, and last but not least Tony Baker. We are also most grateful to those old Caians who have generously made donations towards “Octavia”, the Ladies’ new VIII, and wish the next eight Caius rowers much pleasure and success in rowing in her.

R. Daron Smith: Men’s Captain Miranda E. Gray, Ladies Captain

Officers for 1991-92
Men’s Captain Graham Yell
Ladies Captain Jo Pollard
Club Secretary Simon Anstey
Men’s Lower Boats Nick Johnston
Ladies Lower Boats Clare Abram


The men enjoyed a successful start to the year, which started with a training camp at Thames Tradesmen Rowing Club. Barney Burgess, a fresher from Westminster, won the Colquhoun Sculls; Graeme Yell, this year’s Captain, won the Fairbairn Junior Sculls. Cambridge Small Boats Head brought success in senior 2 and novice pairs and in the University IVs the coxed IV was the second fastest on the river. A IV also won the Head to Head. In the Fairbairns the 1st VIII finished fifth which was a disappointing result.

The 1st VIII lost Barney to the Lightweights in the Lents. The 1st VIII went up one place in the bumps – bumping LMBC. The crew also attended many other races in the Lent term including Kingston and the Head of the River Race.

The 1st VIII squad had a training camp in Ely before the Easter term which was plagued with the usual bad weather. The average weight of the crew was over 12 Stone 6 pounds so it was decided to use the 2nd VIII boat “Kingsley Tubbs” rather than the smaller “Sir William Wade”. Pre-bumps races took place at Nottingham and Coate Water Park. The crew has trained hard this term and is confident it can avenge last year’s disappointing result.

The club decided at the start of the year to employ the help of a new head coach, Stan Collingwood. The club is much indebted to Mr Collingwood and very much hope he will be able to stay next year. Mr Collingwood’s expenses have been paid by donations received from old Caians, to whom we are very grateful. Thanks must also go to the old Caians who helped coach the 1st VIII before the Mays. The club has had problems with the Cam Conservancy this year as they failed to send out bills for the past several years, and presented the club with a bill for over £2,000 to pay before they could race in the Lents, and a further one of £450 before the Mays. It has been decided to appoint a club treasurer next year to deal with all financial matters and to liaise with the College and GCSU: previously this job has been shared by the Captain, the Women’s Captain and the Secretary.

The Ladies boat club

The beginning of the year started off with only three of last year’s 1st VIII left and no senior Cox! We rowed in the Tideway IVs Head and put in a good performance, gaining several places on the previous year. After training two coxes up to senior level we entered 2 VIIIs for the senior Fairbairns races. Unfortunately the 1st VIII had to scratch due to injuries but the 2nd VIII went on come second fastest Ladies 2nd VIII. The Fairbairns 1st IV had a good row considering their lack of training together as a IV.

We had two novice boats in the Autumn Term, which provided the bulk of the Lent Term 1st and 2nd boats. The 1st VIII, after rowing well in the Newnham Regatta and the Peterborough Head Race (in Arctic conditions) went down two places in the bumps. Owing to our lack of senior rowers the 1st VIII had six novices in it with only one term’s rowing experience behind them, but did very well to hold its own as well as it did in the first division among much more experience boats. The Ladies 2nd VIII also went down two places.

The Mays Term saw two ladies VIIIs again – this time with a little more experience as some senior rowers came back, not least of whom was Miranda Gray after a successful season with the Blue Boat and after her year as president of CUWBC.

Officers for 1992-3
Men’s Captain Nick Johnston
Treasurer Jo Doidge-Harrison
Men’s Lower Boats Andy Baker
Ladies Captain Catherine Magill
Ladies Lower Boats Vanessa Canning.


Ladies’ Rowing

Ladies’ rowing this year in college has been characterised by great enthusiasm. After a keen novice term, for the first time ever we had three VIIIs out in the Lent Term. All boats have competed in other Regattas as well as the main Bumps weeks, with varying degrees of success. One member of the club, Vanessa Canning, rowed for the University development squad at the national championships last summer.

The Ladies’ 1st VIII had a good start to the year by winning of the Cambridge Winter Head, then coming fifth in the University in the Fairbairns. The Lent bumps were a bit of a shock since we went down six places to twelfth in the first division (due to an unfortunate overbump). The boat went on to redeem its confidence by doing reasonably well in the Women’s Tideway Head. Our position in the May Bumps is now fifth in the second division after being bumped by Christ’s on day two but producing two excellent ‘row-overs’ holding off a Lady Margaret 2 boat on the final two days.

Thanks go to Vanessa Canning for doing such a good job as of Vice/Lower Boats Captain, and to Jo Doidge-Harrison for keeping a tight control of the finances.

Officers for 1993-4
Captain Jo Doidge-Harrison
Lower Boats Captain Sylvie Hughson
Treasurer Mary Nicholson

Men’s Rowing

Right from the start of the Michaelmas Term the club was dogged by a series of problems. All but two members of last year’s May crew had either left or had given up rowing. Also, the arrangement by which Caius borrowed a coxed IV from a town club was no longer possible. Hence money had to be raised to purchase a second-hand coxed IV by selling a quad Caius owned.

The first race of the term for the 1st IV was a victory over Jesus in the University IVs. However, due to injuries to the crew the second race resulted in a defeat to Trinity Hall. The 2nd and 3rd IVs were made up of inexperienced oarsmen and were knocked out in the first-round. Two IVs were then entered in the Kingston Head. Yet again injuries meant that last-minute substitutions had to be made. However, both crews coped remarkably well and finished quite high up.

These injuries problems prevented the 1st VIII training as a crew until just before the Fairbairn Cup and resulted in the crew coming ninth. However, a clinker IV was also entered coming a close second behind LMBC.

The club lost Barney Burgess, the new University Lightweight Rowing Club President, to the Lightweight crew at the start of the Lent Term. However, there were two promising novices who were keen to row and who therefore made it into the 1st VIII. The main problem with the crew was inexperience. Fortunately, unlike in the Michaelmas Term, training was not disrupted by injuries and the crew progressed rapidly. The first race of the term was the Cambridge Head to Head race where Caius beat crews who had come higher than them in the Fairbairn Cup. The crew was entered in the Peterborough Head a week later. However, one of the cars transporting them broke down on the way and so they were unable to race.

On the first day of the Lent Races Caius closed rapidly on a rather surprised Pembroke. Overlap was first achieved in front of the Plough pub and was maintained for much of the rest of the course but unfortunately contact was never made. Behind Caius, 1st and 3rd Trinity were left well behind and were bumped by a very last LMBC crew. On the second day everyone in the Caius crew knew that they could not row over in front of LMBC and so they were very determined to catch Pembroke first. This they duly accomplished in front of the Plough pub. On the third day Caius rowed over in fourth place, unable to close on Jesus ahead. On the last day LMBC once again started behind Caius who rowed extremely well before getting bumped coming out of Ditton Corner. It was a very good performance from a crew containing only two people with previous first division bumps experience.

The Easter term started with some quite thorough trialling with all of last term’s crew eager to row and three other people who had rowed in the 1st VIII before coming back to trial. Two of these people made it back. The two displaced oarsmen continued to row in the 2nd VIII and succeeded in bringing the standard of commitment and ability of this crew to its highest point for many years.

Just before the Cambridge Head the crew once again had injury problems. However despite having two substitutes from the 2nd VIII, Caius beat all four of the colleges immediately ahead of them in the May Races. The crew returned to full strength the next week and was further boosted by the arrival of a new set of asymmetric blades to replace a set that had been used well beyond their life expectancy. However defeat in the first-round of both the Cambridge and Bedford Regattas brought everyone back to earth. A lot of hard work was yet to be done.

Starting tenth it was hoped that the downward trend in the May Races could at last be reversed. Caius had a good start on the first two days closing to within a length of Fitzwilliam on First Post: and three-quarters of a length on Grassy. However all this good work was wasted in the Plough Reach where Fitzwilliam pulled right away again. The third day started as before with Caius closing on Fitzwilliam until Grassy. This time however, Fitzwilliam could not pull away in the Plough Reach and Caius started closing again on Ditton Corner and got their bump half-way down the Long Reach. On the last day Caius bumped Magdalene on Grassy Corner and finished eighth.

These were the first two bumps made by a Caius 1st VIII in the May Races since taking the Headship in 1987. Furthermore, the 2nd VIII got their first bump in the May races for three years when they got Jesus III on the last night.

Nick Johnston, Captain


I can summarise the results of the year quite succinctly – every single Caius crew went up in the May races. This overall achievement, as well as the Ladies’ 1st VIII winning blades and the Men’s 1st VIII competing in Henley Royal Regatta, make this probably the most successful year since the Headship in 1987.

Back in Michaelmas term the Men’s 1st VIII came fifth in the Fairbairn Cup and won the Cambridge Winter Head. There was an unprecedented interest in novice rowing by the Freshers, in no small part due to the Captains of Lower Boats this year. Unfortunately due to bridge repairs on the Cam, restrictions on the number or VIIIs allowed meant that many novices had to be turned away and I fear we may have lost them to other pursuits.

After Christmas we held a Tideway training camp for a week at Thames R.C. This was very much enjoyed and I was pleased that some novices and ladies were able to come, as well as most of the men’s 1st VIII. On returning to College we continued to train hard and defended our high position, remaining fifth in the Lents. We were unable to get the jump on Jesus, and had a courageous row to hold off a hungry Queens’ crew just a few feet from our stern across the finish line on Friday. We didn’t let them have a second chance on Saturday! I told the 2nd VIII, containing seven novices that they were going to train as hard as the 1st VIII – they enjoyed it and improved enormously. They had the first taste of bumping success, moving up two places.

At Nottingham City Regatta we raced well and came third. This day of six-lane racing was a tremendous boost for both 1st VIIIs. In the Mays, we continued our new upward climb from last year to seventh position. On the first night, a big Magdalene VIII proved too strong for our tidy but less than 12 stone average weight crew. We were no easy bump for them; they thought it would be a quick race but we had other ideas, holding them off until we were in the Long Reach. A row-over then set us up for bumps on both Friday and Saturday – Pembroke and then 1st and 3rd Trinity (in front of the crowds on Grassy corner!).

Once again the 2nd VIII worked to the same training schedule as the 1st VIII and they reaped the reward by going up three places. The 3rd VIII went up one; they were unfortunate not to go up three places as they were just about to bump up when equipment failure send them down in a lame bump.

Throughout May week, the 1st VIII continued training and qualified to race at Henley Royal Regatta in the Temple Challenge Cup. We had an unlucky draw and went out to a strong Newcastle University crew (who had beaten Durham University earlier in the season) in the first-round. Our bumps training made us quick off the start, but we were unable to build on this early lead. I was immensely pleased to take the full Mays crew to Henley for the first time since 1987, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank you to all the Coaches who have given their time this year, especially Andrew Hobart (Chief coach) Tony Baker (Boatman), Tom Davis, Peter English, Peter Gray, Barney Burgess and Martin Blakemore. Thanks also to Nick Sampson (Lower Boats) and Luke Hacker (Secretary) for their help throughout the year.

Andy Baker, Captain of Boats

The Ladies

It has been a most rewarding year for ladies’ rowing at Caius. The success of both the 1st and 2nd ladies’ VIIIs is a reflection of the great amount of time and effort which everyone has put into the club and the enthusiasm which has prevailed throughout the year.

The ladies 1st VIII made a promising start to the year coming sixth in the Cambridge Winter Head. A disappointing Lent Term followed – four places were lost in the Lent Races.

However the Easter Term has seen success after success for the crew. For the first time ever, the crew went to Nottingham City Regatta and came third in the final, only being beaten by University crews and convincingly beating the Trinity Hall VIII. At the Newnham Regatta the crew came a very close second to Clare 1st VIII – being only four seconds slower.

In the May races the crew went up five places, bumping Robinson 1, Christ 1, 1st and 3rd Trinity 1, Girton 1, and the Vet School to take their rightful place in the first division for the first time ever [since ladies started rowing in VIIIs in the May bumps in 1990].

The Ladies’ 2nd VIII also had a good year. It was again in the Mays where the crew really distinguished itself, bumping Sidney Sussex 2 and Hughes Hall and putting on an excellent display of “gutsy” rowing when they had to row-over.

The club also had University successes. Vanessa Canning rowed for CUWBC Lightweights and Alison Mowbray in the Blue Boat [Alison has since achieved more success in the Great Britain squad].

Thanks go to Sylvie Hughson and Mary Nicholson for doing excellent jobs as Captain of lower Boats and Treasurer respectively.

Monica Brij Ladies’ Captain

Officers for 1994-95 
Captain of Boats Luke Hacker
Vice-Captain Rufus Grantham
Ladies’ Captain Monica Brij
Secretary Helen Gearing
Treasurer Alex Driskill-Smith
Men’s Lower Boats Chris Hogbin
Ladies’ Lower Boats Sarah Brydon


In 1995 the May’s 1st VIII went up two places to finish fifth, won the Bedford and Cambridge Regattas, were the fastest college crew at the Head of the Cam and were one of the only two college crews to qualify for Henley. Meanwhile the 2nd VIII won blades in the Mays, went up three in the Lents and won the novice event at Bedford. These two crews, who achieved so much in the May term, were the product of a strong squad that was successful throughout the year.

Preparation for the Fairbairn Cup, the first event of the year, took the form of a lot of work in small boats and IVs. The club managed to enter four IVs into a number of events. One of the IVs won their category in the Cam Head and reached the semi-finals of the University IVs. Most of the sixteen man squad were also involved in the Cambridge Small Boats Head where we won the coxed pairs.

For the first time in a number of years the boat club entered two VIIIs into the Fairbairn Cup. The 1st VIII showed a lot of potential and results against other crews suggested that the Fairbairns would be a very close event. In the end Caius finished fifth, in a repeat of last year’s performance, only five seconds down on second place. The 2nd VIII was the fifth fastest 2nd VIII.

One week before the Lent term started the squad, now supplemented with some novices, gathered at Twickenham RC for a training camp. The benefit of two outings a day for six days was apparent in the early part of the term, where both VIIIs did extremely well in the Head races they entered. However the transformation from a good Head crew to a successful bumps’ crew proved a little difficult as we were disrupted by injury and flooding. As a result the first two days of the bumps saw us go down to Queens’ and Christ’s, probably the two fastest VIIIs on the river. The crew regained some confidence with a good row-over on Friday and showed real character by bumping Jesus near the bus shelter on Saturday. The 2nd VIII completed the “double” over Jesus by making Jesus 2 one of their three victims that week. Corpus and Peterhouse 1st VIIIs were also bumped by that very determined crew.

The emphasis for the May term was on producing a crew that would row its best under pressure and so the normal selection procedure was supplemented with a days “seat racing” on the rowing lake at Peterborough. By racing one oarsman directly against another we were able to select a really competitive crew. Four changes were made to the Lents 1st VIII and three of the ex-1st VIII moved into an extremely promising 2nd VIII.

Once the two crews were selected we tried to gain as much race experience as possible by entering a Regatta nearly every weekend. At these Regattas we would enter VIIIs and IVs. The 1st VIII won nearly everything they entered, the highlights being a destruction of Christ’s in the final of the Cambridge Regatta and a convincing win over Oxford Brookes at Bedford. At Nottingham City the 1st VIII came runners up in the Senior 3 and the 1st IV won Senior 2 in a photo finish.

The main event of the year was of course the May Bumps and all the other races were merely in preparation for those four days. The 2nd VIII went about achieving their four bumps with ruthless efficiency. Starting in the bottom half of the second division they made their bumps around First Post Corner, proving they were a formidable bumping crew. At seventh in the first division the 1st VIII faced a difficult first night. We knew that we were faster than Magdalene, who would start directly ahead of us, but were not sure if we could catch them before they bumped Emmanuel. In the event we produced one of our best rows of the term and were only a few feet off Magdalene when they bumped out. Confusion followed as we pulled over thinking we had bumped, only realising when it was too late that Magdalene’s cox was celebrating not acknowledging, and Pembroke hit us as we tried to restart. Fortunately the senior umpire awarded us a technical row over.

On Thursday and Friday we produced two very aggressive races. Emmanuel fell within a minute at First Post and Magdalene only survived until Grassy. It was always going to be tricky chasing LMBC, with their four Blues, on Saturday. Although we closed to within half a length, while they were only a few feet from Downing, LMBC responded well and we never got nearer than that as we suffered in the Long Reach. Caius therefore maintained their ascent of the first division and finished fifth. With only three of this term’s 1st VIII leaving and such a strong 2nd VIII to draw on, 1995-96 promises to be a very successful year for the boat club.

Luke Hacker (Captain of boats, 1994-95)

The Ladies

The performance of the ladies’ boats this year can best be described as steady and consistent. As usual the uninspiring weather of the Michaelmas term prompted limited interest. However Caius managed to turn out two IVs for the regattas early on in the term and one VIII for Fairbairns. Meanwhile in the Novice events our two ladies’ VIIIs put up an enthusiastic performance – with the ‘B’ VIII getting as far as the quarter-finals of the Plate in Clare Novice regatta.

After this promising start the aim of the Lents term was to try and stop the dramatic slide of the 1st VIII in the bumps of the previous few years. After weeks of training through the rain and floods the boat managed to maintain its position near the bottom of the first division by rowing over twice, bumping up once then being bumped down on the last day. Over-shadowing this performance, the Ladies 2nd VIII went up three places in the third division – narrowly missing blades.

The May term was plagued by injury. Because of this the 1st VIII was very similar to the Lent VIII, as two of our Blues rowers were unable to row. Sarah Brydon (Blondie) returned half way through the term and our chances looked good. Unfortunately after a full term of training Abi Nicholls was unable to row in the bumps due to a shoulder injury and a last-minute reshuffle was needed the day before the bumps. Despite these setbacks the crew still managed to hold its position in a very similar way to the Lents.

The one slight disappointment in the term was the absence of a serious 2nd VIII. Due to exam pressures several members of the previous term’s crew felt unable to continue. However a spirited performance of a “fun” novice VIII means that we still have a division place for a 2nd VIII-even if it is four places lower!

All-in-all the year produced several committed and consistent performances. We will hopefully be able to build on this next year despite an exodus of many of our key rowers.

Helen Gearing Ladies Captain 1995-96

Officers for 1995-96
Captain: Ali Flett
Ladies Captain: Helen Gearing
Vice-Captain: Ian Fisher
Treasurer: Jade Jacobsen
Secretary: Paul Rutkowski
Lower boats Captain: Ed Taylor
Ladies Lower Boats Captain: Charlotte Laing


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