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SCCBC Alumni are warmly invited to an informal reunion day at the boathouse on Saturday, March 7th 2015. During the day there will be opportunity to mix with other alumni and current students, and to get back out on the river in an VIII if you so wish. Subject to interest, catering will also be provided in the form of a BBQ or similar.
If you are interested in attending, or have any questions, please contact the alumni secretary at cq213(at)cam.ac.uk.
Members of SCCBC have just returned from a training camp in sunny Seville! The group, which included the Michaelmas M1 crew, a few members of the Women’s squad and M1 coach Lianne Stanford were able to take advantage of international standard facilities for 4 intensive days of training.
Seville has hosted events such as the World and European championships, and is popular with many international rowing squads. It was easy to see why for the Catz rowers, who were amazed by the space on offer over the 4km stretch of wide, near straight water. The blue skies and warm temperatures also helped!
As well as laying some good groundwork for Lent term in the VIII+, rowers were able to use a bow loaded IV+ and a IV-. Many of us also ventured out in singles for the first time, albeit in the novice-friendly wide bottomed sculls! In amongst all this rowing, just enough time was found to explore Seville, and practice some important spanish phrases: “i una cerveza por favor!” Being a favourite.
We believe that this is SCCBC’s first overseas training camp (but please do correct us if you know otherwise!), and it was a great success.Thanks goes to Overall Captain Jon McCree-Grey for having the imagination and commitment to organise the trip.
SCCBC performed well in the Fairbairns races at the end of the Michaelmas term last week, with 6 crews competing.
Thursday saw two novice men's crews compete and one novice women's crew. NM1 had the standout performance, finishing 3rd out of all novice crews. Not to be outdone, NM2 were the 4th fastest 2nd novice boat. NW1 also put in a strong midtable performance. Of course the real measure of a successful novice term though is how many stay on as seniors, and based on this term's keenness it's looking optimistic.
On Friday it was the seniors' turn to take to the water, with another 3 crews competing. M1 finished as the 13th fastest college crew, well in the mix with their surrounding crews in the Lents. M2 were the 7th fastest 2nd boat, beating several M1s, crucially including Hughes Hall, whom they are being chased by in the Lents. Finally W1 raced in the IV's division and finished 10th.
Whilst the majority of these results are not spectacular, this term has seen some solid groundwork laid. With the integration of the very promising novice squads with the seniors, I see no reason why Catz can't defend the Marconi Cup from last year's Lents!