Last weekend was the Pub and Club 2018 Regatta, it was a fantastic day of warm weather and exciting races.
There were all sort of abilities from the rookies of Pub and Club to the avid annual returners. We had a variety of costumes too from land girls to Captain America! There were some very close races and a re row for some interesting steering and also some races that were won by some distance.
What’s next for those wanting to continue rowing? they will join the novice squad and have 16 sessions of intense training and move into the fine racing boats; hopefully to them compete at their first regatta towards the end of the season.
For those that don’t know Pub and Club is a fun event for crews of four people men, women or mixed who have 5 hours coaching and then compete against each other over a 400m sprint on regatta day. The crews are guaranteed 2 races as the first round losers are entered into the ‘Best of the Rest’ competition to win an engraved medal. The winners of the main event, in the men’s women’s or mixed categories receive an engraved tankard each and a years full racing membership to the rowing club worth over £300!
The men’s winners were – Usain Boat, coxed by Kat Carlyle
The women’s winners were – Comberton Crew, coxed by Ian Goodwin
The mixed winners were – Captain America, coxed by Nikki Hodnett
The Best of the Rest winners were – The Light Fantastics, coxed by Chris Brown