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Robinson Head 2015

Friday 6th February

Previous event: Newnham Short Course - Following event: Pembroke Regatta

1st Men's VIII

Bow: Quentin Gouil, 2: Ed Oughton, 3: Anders Kjemtrup, 4: Ross Buckingham, 5: Andrzej Hunt, 6: Ben Evans, 7: Callum McKenzie, Stroke: Jon Swain, Cox: Esther Momcilovic

3rd of 10 M1 Crews (3rd overall) in a time of 7:33

Esther Momcilovic reports:


Building on from our performance in Newnham Short Course the previous Saturday, our aim in this race was to go out all guns blazing and blow up. The commitment was certainly there, but in fast conditions (a rare race-tailwind!) and at high rate, the cracks began to show in our technique. We found a nice rhythm on the Reach, but need to do more front-end work to ensure that the catches stay a) sharp and b) together when we're at high rate. Nevertheless, there was a marked improvement in our time when compared with other crews. In the week that follows, more high-rate and front-end work should set us up nicely for Pembroke Regatta

Uploaded Monday 9th February, 10:02


2nd Men's VIII

Bow: Karel Nanninga, 2: James Henderson, 3: Dominic Schröder, 4: Ollie Russell, 5: Daniel Massey, 6: Matt Simpson, 7: Louis Tate, Stroke: Fred Benham‑Crosswell, Cox: Clement Chan

3rd of 7 M2 Crews (11th overall) in a time of 8:06

Louis Tate reports:


A good improvement from our previous showing at Newnham Short Course saw us moving up from 6th to 3rd in the M2 division despite having 3 subs in the boat. Commitment and rate was held well as with the previous race however work on technique and timing still needs to be done - I think this will help us find quite a bit more speed. With two solid results in two weekends things are shaping up nicely for lent bumps in a few weeks time.

Uploaded Saturday 14th February, 14:30