Unfortunately, in this year’s lightweight boat race, CULRC lost to the Oxford lightweights by just a canvas. It was an epic race, not dissimilar to last year where CULRC won by two feet.
This year’s Blue Boat will race at 3.30pm on Sunday 27 March at the Henley Boat Races 2011. The crew is currently finishing their final preparations in Henley before the race.
The crew is as follows:
Cox – Katie Phillips
Stroke – Olli Lupton
7 – Piran Tedbury
6 – John Hale
5 – Chris Bellamy (President)
4 – Sam Hayes
3 – Rupert Price
2 – Charlie Adams
Bow – Sam Blackwell
Last week CULRC travelled down to the Tideway for a full weekend of racing. A solid performance was set down against a strong London RC lightweight crew, particularly in the “competitive paddling” session.
This was followed by a set of three races against the CULRC alumni, who had put out a star-studded crew containing past Olympians and several recent CULRC members (Mark Aldred, Charlie Pitt Ford, Alex Higgs, Chris Kerr). However, this proved no match for the current squad who won each of the 500m pieces comfortably.
On the Sunday, the squad trained with Imperial College’s lightweight crew, pulling out convincing leads in all four sprint pieces.
All in all a good weekend’s racing!
The annual party held after the Henley Boat Races to celebrate the races and unwind with the athletes. This year it will be held in the beautiful Phyllis Court Club overlooking the Boat Race course.
Friends, families and supporters of the races are more than welcome.
9 p.m. – 1a.m.
Phyllis Court, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 2HT
Outward coach from Cambridge to Henley will leave Queen’s Backs at 9.30 a.m., arriving before noon with plenty of time to find a good spot to watch from before the races start.
Return coach number one from Henley to Cambridge will leave at 6 p.m., leaving enough time to see the awards ceremony and stroll back to the coach stop.
Return coach number two from Phyllis Court, Henley to Cambridge at 1.10 a.m., just after the ball ends. (FOR BALL TICKETS CONTACT SARAH ALLEN firstname.lastname@example.org)
£12 for a single trip, £20 for a return (returning on either coach).
By comparison, the train is £36 for a single trip and takes 3 hours 22 minutes including three changes. This is a good deal!
CONTACT: Sarah Allen email@example.com