Clare Novice Regatta 2011 – Lower Boats’ Progress Report

Pembroke’s novice crews made a good start to their racing career in Clare Novices’ Regatta. Everyone experienced their first taste of winning on a race on the river. The novices demonstrated their strong technical abilities, being amongst the neatest looking crews racing that day.

The men made a valiant effort. Both crews reached the second round of their competitions: the cup (NM1) and the plate (NM2) and both had a top speed during the race that was faster than their rivals. Unfortunately due to mishaps this wasn’t converted to a victory and a valuable lesson about rowing was learnt – composure is key!

Both women’s crews progressed even further – into the quarter finals of their respective competitions. NW2 even managed a heroic victory in their first round, coming from over 4 lengths behind, to go on and win the heat!

In summary it was a very good start to the year’s racing – everyone rowed in time, solidly and neatly. A real testament to both the superb novice coaching we have, and to all of our novice rowers and coxes!

Matt Gallagher,

Men’s LBC