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Cambridge 99 Rowing Club gets set to host Autumn Regatta

Action from last year's Autumn Regatta. Picture: Keith Heppell
Action from last year's Autumn Regatta. Picture: Keith Heppell

Crews from all over the country will be out in force on the River Cam this Sunday (September 8) at the 39th annual Cambridge Autumn Regatta.

The event, organised by Cambridge 99 Rowing Club, will feature more than 190 crew from 25 clubs ranging in ability from those taking part in their first regatta to those with decades of racing experience, aged from 13 to 70.

There are 55 different boat classes, from eights down to single sculls and, in the 120th anniversary of the foundation of Cambridge 99, there will be three-named events.

There will be the Wick Alsop event for band 1 open coxed fours; the Silvia Breu event for women's Masters B/C/D double sculls and the John Jenner event for Masters F/G/H single sculls.

In addition, the Masters A/B/C mixed double sculls will be sponsored by Faster Masters.

It is anticipated that more than 330 rowers will boat on the Cam to take on the 550m course in the only regatta in Cambridge recognised by the sport's governing body, British Rowing.

Food and drink will be available to purchase on the day.

For those who want to make a weekend out of it, the Dragon Boat Festival, which raises funds for the Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, will be taking place on Saturday (September 7), where people will get to see 200m of exciting dragon boat racing. In addition to this, Cambridge ‘99 Rowing Club will have a rowing machine on-site for people to try themselves.

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