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Committee 2019-2020

President:

Sir Richard Dearlove

Senior Treasurer:

Dr Johannes Kromdijk

Boatman:

Kevin Bowles Esq.


Captain of Boats:

Jenny Hill

Men’s Captain:

Bence Kovács

Women’s Captain:

Julia Ruddick-Trentmann

Men’s Vice Captain:

Paul Cumner

Men’s Vice Captain:

Ben Edmans

Women’s Vice Captain:

Abby Robinson

Men’s Lower Boats Captain:

Charles Dudley

Men’s Lower Boats Captain:

John Hudson

Men’s Lower Boats Captain:

Julian Kitsz

Women’s Lower Boats Captain:

Tilly Harrison

Women’s Lower Boats Captain:

Jade Jesty

Women’s Lower Boats Captain:

Najung Lee

Coxing Representative:

Victoria Moreland

Junior Treasurer:

Robert Perry

Secretary:

Petra Bachrati

Social Secretary:

Daniel Harwood

Regatta Secretary:

Roxy Southern

Internet Secretary:

Evie Hair

Sponsorship and Alumni:

Štefan Stanko

Sponsorship and Alumni:

Sophie Van Horne

May Bumps 2019 – Reports

Men’s Crews
Crew Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Total
M1 -1 +0 -1 -1 -3
M2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +3
M3 +1 +1 +1 +4 +7
M4 -1 -1 +0 +1 -1
Women’s Crews
Crew Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Total
W1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +4
W2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
W3 -1 +0 -1 -1 -3
W4 +0 +0 -5 +1 -4

 

M1 Wednesday. Bumped by Caius M1.

Thursday. Row over.

Friday. Bumped by Downing M1.

Saturday. Bumped by Emmanuel M1.

W1 Wednesday. Bumped First and Third W1.

Thursday. Bumped Girton W1.

Friday. Bumped Clare W1.

Saturday. Bumped Churchill W1.

***BLADES FOR W1!!***

M2 Wednesday. Bumped Sidney Sussex M1.

Thursday. Bumped Corpus Christi M1.

Friday. Bumped St. Edmund’s M1.

Saturday. Row over.

W2 Wednesday. Bumped by Downing W2.

Thursday. Bumped by Robinson W1.

Friday. Bumped by Corpus Christi W1.

Saturday. Bumped by Caius W2.

M3 Wednesday. Bumped King’s M2.

Thursday. Bumped Corpus Christi M2.

Friday. Bumped First and Third M3.

Saturday. Overbumped Clare M3, then bumped Caius M3 as sandwich boat.

***SUPERBLADES FOR M3!!***

W3 Wednesday. Bumped by Murray Edwards W2.

Thursday. Row over.

Friday. Bumped by Homerton W2.

Saturday. Bumped by Jesus W3.

M4 Wednesday. Bumped by Fitzwilliam M3.

Thursday. Bumped by Queens’ M5.

Friday. Row over.

Saturday. Bumped Corpus Christi M3.

W4 Wednesday. Row over.

Thursday. Row over.

Friday. Double overbumped by St. Edmund’s W2.

Saturday. Bumped Darwin W3

May Bumps 2019 – Crews

M1 (James van Oosterom)

1: Calum McCain
2: Robert March
3: Bence Kovács
4: Sam Massey
5: Robert Harris
6: Gregory Drott
7: Jonathan Vibhishanan
8: Jonty Page
Cox: John Hughes

 

W1 (Valence Marie)

 

1: Laura Stewart
2: Rhiannon Lyon
3: Lata Persson
4: Jenny Hill
5: Julia Ruddick-Trentmann
6: Emma Andrews
7: Mairenn Collins
8: Lily Lindsay
Cox: Victoria Moreland

 

M2 (Reg Howard)

 

1: Rob Perry
2: Dan Shailer
3: Zach Hulcher
4: Dominic Hey
5: Jon Elder
6: John Hudson
7: Ben Edmans
8: Paul Cumner
Cox: Oliver Millington

 

W2 (Richard Dearlove)

 

1: Molly Harte
2: Emily Fish
3: Petra Bachrati
4: Abby Robinson
5: Suzie Welby/Sophie Buller
6: Evie Hair
7: Nat Elks
8: Emma Norris
Cox: Roxy Southern

 

M3 (Geoffrey Perret)

 

1: David Frisch
2: Charles Dudley
3: Tom Woolerton
4: Tim Colpus
5: Toby Chesser
6: Julian Kitsz
7: Tobias Schaich
8: Štefan Stanko
Cox: Elizabeth Bedwell

 

W3 (Rebecca Caroe)

 

1: Hannah Lewis
2: Alyssa Silva Cayetano
3: Tilly Harrison
4: Allison Zhang
5: Maz Yassen
6: Jade Jesty
7: Hailey Messenger
8: Elizabeth Bedwell
Cox: Dan Harwood

 

M4 (James Crowden)

 

1: Abishek Shenoy
2: Brendan Huo
3: Conor Diviney
4: Stephen Quick
5: Suseem Jain
6: Ben Wilson/Roxy Southern
7: Will Holmes
8: Jacob Anderson
Cox: Ingrid Pan

 

W4 (Nobby’s Girls)

 

1: Sara Merican
2: Kathryn Nicolai
3: Jessie Wellington
4: Charlotte McAdams
5: Ingrid Pan
6: Jane Blaugrund
7: Lara MacLennan
8: Victoria Horrocks
Cox: Campbell McLauchlan

End of Lent Newsletter 2019

TRAINING WEEK AND WINTER HEAD-TO-HEAD
The members of PCBC started Lent with a week of pre-term training on the Cam, as has now become customary. This was particularly beneficial to last term’s novices, who have joined the ranks of the senior squad, and were able to train alongside senior rowers for the first time. We would like to thank all the coaches who supported the pre-term training, particularly our alumni.
The first race of the term was the Winter Head-to-Head, into which Pembroke entered 3 crews. M2 started their term strongly to finish third in their division and second among the M2 crews. W1 and W2 both rowed strongly as well, finishing 8th and 3rd in their respective categories. This gave all involved invaluable racing experience: W1 had 4 rowers and a cox who noviced this year, and most of the W2 rowers were also novices this Michaelmas.

NEWNHAM SHORT COURSE
Pembroke entered 5 crews into Newnham Short course, which happened a few weeks into term. M1 placed 3rd in their first race of the term, with M2 continuing their streak of success with a first place finish in the M2 division. M3 placed a strong 6th in the Men’s Lower Boats division.
W1 improved from their performance in Winter Head-to-Head, coming 6th in a strong W1 division. W2 recorded a 9th place finish out of 13 crews in their category.

PEMBROKE REGATTA AND ALUMNI DINNER
We were pleased to have an excellent turnout of competitors at Pembroke Regatta this near, with nearly 1000 rowers taking part. Our congratulations go again to the winners of each division, including our own M2 who won the M2 division.
Equally, we would like to extend our thanks to those alumni who took part in the day, both on the bank and on the water. We had a Pembroke alumni crew in both the men’s and the women’s division, and enjoyed hosting our returning alumni for drinks and dinner that evening. We look forward to running the regatta and alumni dinner for many years to come.

ROBINSON HEAD
Robinson head was the penultimate success for our senior Men, with M1 and M2 placing first and second overall along a very windy course! This success no doubt set them up well for bumps the following week.

LENT BUMPS 2019
In a highly competitive top of the first division, M1 had to be satisfied with 4 row overs. Although this was a disappointing result for the crew, they showed their standard of rowing was on par with the fastest crews in Cambridge. They are looking forward to making technical gains alongside our returning triallists in Mays.
Given a slightly nervous start to the term, W1 progressed amazingly with great coaching and a lot of hard effort. They made light work of many more experienced crews to progress 3 places up the bumps chart, only being denied blades by a technical row-over on day 3, where they had gained on all 3 of the boats ahead of them. They are looking forward to a strong May term with many returning triallists, building on the success of last year’s crew.
M2 have shown throughout the term that there is real depth to the Men’s squad – winning Pembroke Regatta, Newnham Short Course and Robinson Head in their respective divisions. Moving up 3 places during their bumps campaign is a testament to how good they are as a crew and it is encouraging to know that near all the crew will be continuing to row with PCBC in Mays and in the next academic year.
W2 was almost exclusively formed out of rowers who noviced in Michaelmas, and they made amazing progress over the course of the term. It was a cruel introduction to bumps for them, coming across some strong crews and some even stronger winds, leading to a double overbump on day 3. However, they were not to be defeated, and their bump on the final day is a testament to their determination. We look forward to seeing their continued improvement next term.
Similar to W2, the majority of our M3 was formed from novices taking the step up to racing in bumps. The crew were superb in qualifying to 7th in the M4 division, and so a row over on the third day means (despite being bumped 3 times) the crew has gone up 1 position since the end of last year’s bumps.
Although they could not race in bumps, our novices this term have formed strong W3 and M4 boats which will look to be very competitive next term. Furthermore, with a large number of returners to our women’s side we are expecting to be fielding 4 of each men’s and women’s boats in May bumps.

M1 =
W1 +3
M2 +3
W2 -7
M3 -3 (+1 from last year’s final position)

PEMBROKE TRIALLISTS IN THE UNIVERSITY SQUAD
Pembroke has been strongly represented in the University Squads this year, with 8 athletes trialling for places in Boat Race crews. Jack Mason (2016) and Jonathan Vibhishanan (2016) coxed and rowed respectively for the lightweight men’s boat, which participated in the historic first lightweight boat race on the Tideway on 23rd March. Laura Stewart (2018) has been selected for the lightweight women’s crew who will race at Henley on 30th March. Lily Lindsay (2018) and Emma Andrews (2016) have been selected for the women’s Blue Boat and reserve crew respectively, and will race on the Tideway on 7th April. Jonty Page (2016) and Rob Harris (2017) are both hoping to row in the Men’s reserve crew, racing on the same date. We wish all of our triallists the best of luck in the upcoming races.

DEVELOPING THE CLUB
Halfway through this term saw the settling in of Seb Matthews as Coordinator of College Rowing. Seb joins us from Leander Club where he was training for the GB lightweight quad which raced in the U23 World Championships, and is being brought in coach all crews, raise the standard of training and help the boat club committee in allowing as many college members as possible to participate in the sport.
We are excited to have the scaffolding in place for the renovation of the front of the boat house. This, along with the installation of new bike parking and boat racks, forms part of our ongoing effort to keep the facilities at the club in top shape for all of our athletes.

Thanks again to King and Spalding, our sponsors, for their continued support. They have allowed us to continue investing in high quality coaching and equipment, as well as injury prevention and recovery for all of our athletes.

THE YEAR AHEAD
We are gearing up for May Bumps 2019 which will be taking place from the 12th-15th June. If you are planning on attending as a supporter, please get in contact at:

sponsorshipalumni@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com

We are planning, as in previous years, to provide refreshments at the Pembroke Marquee (location tbc in the next newsletter) on the Saturday of the Bumps, and would like to extend an invitation to all alumni who are attending. Additionally, if you are interested in booking a ticket for the May Bumps Dinner on the Saturday night, please again get in contact at the above email address.

If you would like to be involved in the ongoing success of PCBC through coaching, please get in touch with any of our captains, it would be fantastic to see our current crews inspired by our previous successes.

captain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
menscaptain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
womenscaptain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com

Follow our website and our Instagram for the latest news!

www.pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
www.instagram.com/pcbccambridge

End of Michaelmas Newsletter 2018

AUTUMN AND WINTER HEAD
Pembroke M1 got off to a flying start this term with an early win in the Rob Roy Autumn Head. This came as even more of a shock given that it was the third outing of the term.
M1 did almost as well at winter head, with a second place finish behind Downing M1. M2 got their term off to a great start, placing joint first in their division alongside Magdalene M2 in 8:47, an improvement of 4 places from last year. W1 also rowed well, placing 4th in a tight top half of the women’s division, up from 9th last year. They were all proud of the race, pushing hard and responding well to calls to catch a Worcester College, Oxford boat on the line.
With another 6 weeks before Fairbairns the senior squad had a good block of training to get stuck into. During this time, M1 started yoga to build up core strength and flexibility – many thanks to Howard Daly.

CLARE NOVICE REGATTA
NW1 had their first taste of success during Clare Novice Regatta. Their first race against Trinity Hall NW1 started with an intimidating row to the start line, and was over almost instantly with a powerful start to the regatta, reaching the finish line before Trinity Hall passed the railway bridge. A similarly strong race against LMBC NW1 saw the Pembroke women into the semi-finals. The race against Clare NW1 was much closer, with both crews pushing to a seat ahead during the first half of the race. Unfortunately, the Pembroke women were not successful in reaching the finals but all enjoyed their first experience of racing on the Cam. Congratulations to NW1 on doing so well, and very promising for next term! All other crews reached the second rounds of their respective divisions and produced some impressive racing over the course of the day.

THE FAIRBAIRN CUP
M1 put in a gutsy row to finish in a time of 14:55 resulting in the highest place a senior Pembroke VIII has finished in 10 years! It was a fantastic end to the term and shows real promise for the future especially since four of the crew have only been rowing for a year.
W1 really committed to giving it everything along the whole of the 4.3km of the Fairbairns course, which was reflected in the 7th place they achieved, only a few seconds off the boats ahead of them. The work they put in throughout the term has set up a really strong platform to keep building on in Lent, ready for Lent bumps.
M2 continued on from their success early in the term to finish as the fastest M2 of the day! A strong row from the crew saw them finish in 15:30, ahead of 9 M1 crews.

The novice squad went into the Fairbairn Cup bolstered by their successful races in Clare Novices. With bad weather on the race day, unfortunately the race course had to be shortened. However, all crews handled the changes to their race plan incredibly, and pushed harder as a result. NM1 came 15th out of the 1st Novice Mens boats, clocking a time of 7:30. NM2 managed to recover from a couple of crabs to record a promising 5th out of the Novice Second crew, reaching the P&E in 7:48 despite the conditions. NW1 recorded a promising 11th in 8:17, and NW2 came a strong 4th in their division in 8:40.

Thanks again to King and Spalding, our sponsors, for their continued support. They have allowed us to continue investing in high quality coaching and equipment, as well as injury prevention and recovery for all of our athletes.

The Year Ahead
We are gearing up for Pembroke Regatta 2019 which will be taking place on the 16th February. If you would like to take part, please get in contact at:

sponsorshipalumni@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com

There are more details to come about booking your place at our Regatta Dinner, which will be happening on the same night.

If you would like to be involved in the ongoing success of PCBC through coaching, please get in touch with any of our captains, it would be fantastic to see our current crews inspired by our previous successes.

captain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
menscaptain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
womenscaptain@pembrokecollegeboatclub.com

Follow our website and our Instagram for the latest news!

www.pembrokecollegeboatclub.com
www.instagram.com/pcbccambridge