Congratulations to the PCBC coxed four for their performance in the Qualifying Races for Henley Royal Regatta 2012:
S: Martin Kubie
3: Max Whitby
2: Simon Jennings
B: Paddy Daniell
Cox: Moses Hoyt
Entering the Prince Albert Challenge Cup, this Pembroke College lineup was the fastest non-qualifying crew with a time of 8:14.8. That result was against stiff competition from University crews including Goldie BC, Isis and Durham University.
The video below is from RowTV. For Pembroke, skip to 13:35.
At the Henley Boat Races on Sunday, Pembroke W1 were delighted to represent Cambridge in the recently established Inter-Collegiate Women’s race, competing against Magdalen College who hold the Headship in Torpids (the Oxford equivalent of Lent Bumps). It turned out to be a close race, but we gained about 1/2 length lead soon after the start and held it to the finish, despite a late Magdalen surge. On a glorious sunny afternoon at Henley, it was a brilliant way to round off what has been, overall, a successful term.
However, the day belongs to the Cambridge rowers who spend all year training to beat Oxford at Henley. Congratulations to Sarah Robley who had a brilliant race in the women’s lightweight crew, beating Oxford by 1 1/2 lengths. John Hale was also competing in the men’s lightweight crew, and aiming for his third successive Boat Race win, but unfortunately lost by only a canvas in a very close race.
Many thanks to Richard Hamersley for his help in arranging for us to compete.