At the start of January, we went away for our annual training camp on the Lac d’Aiguebelette in Savoie, France. It was a thoroughly enjoyable week of rowing including mixed eights, separate senior and novice eights, as well as some time in small boats and the quad. We were fortunate enough to be able to row every day and ended the week with some light-hearted racing. The novices made some vast improvements under the coaching of Kate Hurst and Alasdair Docwra. Besides rowing, we had a good dose of snowball fights, an expedition to the forest above Les Tilleuls near Le Col du Banchet, a meal in Chambéry, games and study time. To cap off a successful week, everyone jumped into the freezing lake on the last day – a great end to another great camp. As a result, we have had a fantastic number of novices continuing into Lent term and look forward to seeing them put into practice the training they received on camp!
Following a summer of graduations and, for some, the entry into the final year of their PhD, the women’s side lost quite a few members. As such, we trained for the most part in a IV with a few additional women committing to some of the training. Given that IVs are harder to row in than VIIIs, we have benefited a lot from our training this term. We also introduced a weekday lunchtime water session where we made the most of an empty river with no queues in sight. It was a great bonus to have continuous rowing time and we enjoyed using these sessions to go out in the newly-named quad, the Finch. Read more “Captains’ Summary – Michaelmas 2018”
Christ’s College Crustaceans won the Novice Masters’ Pennant at the Vesta Veterans Head of the River 2018. Read more “Crustaceans win Novice Pennant at Vets Head”
CCBC has spent a week rowing on Lac d’Aiguebelette in southern France. This year we had a great turnout with 28 members from the club joining us. It has been a week of good weather, good laughs, erg tests and many many hours on the water. Difficult to imagine a better start to lent term. Read more “2018 France Training Camp”
This term has been a very promising one for the club, with both W1, M1 and M2 building solid crews essentially from scratch, and producing decent results. The novices have performed very well and have shown exceptional promise, with some great race performances. CCBC is looking strong and has widened its base of members this year considerably, and all crews are looking forward to an exciting Lents in the new boathouse. Read more “Captains’ Summary Michaelmas Term”
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