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Cambridge University Women's Boat Club crew secure success at Fuller's Head of the River Fours

Cambridge 99 crew at the Veterans Fours Head. Picture: Helena Perez Valle (22566868)
Cambridge 99 crew at the Veterans Fours Head. Picture: Helena Perez Valle (22566868)

Larkin Sayre’s crew led the Cambridge challenge at the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours on the Tideway.

A flotilla of boats from town and gown took to the Thames for the annual contest, and it was Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club’s crew that scooped victory in their class.

Racing in the women’s academic coxless four section, CUWBC president Sayre, Eva Simkens, Sophie Paine and Laura Foster were first in 20min 27.6sec, with a boat from Edinburgh University in second. CUWBC’s crew of Bronya Sykes, Rebecca Dell, Emily McHarg and Sarah Portsmouth were fourth in 20.51.2.

Cambridge University Boat Club’s crew of president Freddie Davidson, Callum Sullivan, Arthur Doyle, Ben Freeman and cox Charlie Marcus were second in the open academic coxed fours in 18.44.6. Oxford University Boat Club former president Felix Drinkall’s boat won in 18.44.6.

Oxford also got the better of Cambridge in the open academic coxless fours, winning in 18.50.5 as the Light Blues’ crew of Oli Bridge, Mick Maloway, Cameron Piers and Jaime San Miguel Navas were second in 19.16.1.

There was a second-place finish for Cambridge 99, who had five men’s crews competing in the event.

Will Todd, Alex Shaw, Charlie Kabelik, Matt Moore and cox Daniil Slavin were second in the open men’s coxed fours band two category in 19.59.7, with a crew from Nottingham RC winning in 19.45.3.

In the open men’s coxless quad band two event, Cambridge 99’s Will Young, Romain Goncerut, Rob Colston and Nicholas Thorn were sixth in 19.27.1 and the four of Cameron Mackenzie, Thomas Roe, John Harris and Jack Nicholls were 11th in 20.09.3

Hannes Dines, Stan Admiraal, Alistair Martin, Ben Mackworth and cox Jonathan Anderson were fourth in the open men’s coxed fours band three category in 20.30.9, and Kiran Auchoybur, Paul Carter, Ben Balmforth, Richard Reumerman and Michael Foulkes were 11th in 21.44.1

Cambridge 99’s crew of Christina Champion, Stella Isaac, Gemma Douglas and Laura Bowden were third in the women’s coxless quads Masters B category in the Veterans’ Fours Head last Sunday.

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