Treble success for Cantabrigian Rowing Club women's squad in Cambridge Winter League
Cantabrigian Rowing Club had the fastest three women’s eights in the first leg of the Cambridge Winter League for a fourth consecutive year.
They have had few sessions racing in eights so far this season as a squad, but Cantabs’ A crew were the fastest women’s boat in the Championship class and 10th fastest eight overall.
Half of the crew then doubled in different boats.
Three of the oarswomen finished as the fastest women’s coxless four, by more than a minute, and the fourth fastest women’s boat of the day.
Two of the crew were joined by members of Cantabs B boat to be quickest in the women’s club eight, and second fastest women’s eight. They were also fastest women’s coxed four.
Cantabs’ junior girls were nearly 45 seconds faster than the second-placed crew, from Rob Roy, in the women’s J17/18 class.
Cantabs’ women’s successes were echoed by the Aquaphones, the club’s men’s masters boats.
The crew, which had an average age of 52, posted the seventh fastest time of the day to lead the Masters’ C/D category.
In some exciting, close-quarters racing as newly-improved crews started behind slower ones, Cantabs’ Poachers crew were passed on the final bend by a fast-charging four from Cambridge 99.
And the Cantabs’ double scull, a Nines’ single scull and Chesterton’s Trainspotters quad all overlapped on the finish line, which meant that there was a test for organisers to get the finishing times correct.
More by this authorMark Taylor