Yesterday was the first day of the Town Bumps races. There was some question as to whether they would go ahead with all the flooding we've had, but in the end water levels dropped to a reasonable level and everything went ahead as planned.
But before this, James and a few rower friends took it upon themselves to make the fallen willow tree passable for rowing boats. The Cam Conservators had, unsurprisingly, done nothing to remove it and it was not safe to row past. They used the Duck as a work platform and removed a lot of obstructing branches. The main trunk remains untouched, so the Cam Con still need to sort that out, but it is much better than it was. The story was in the Cambridge News and also BBC Look East on the TV! Until 18:30 tonight (18th July) you can watch it on iPlayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01kw7lt/Look_East_East_17_07_2012/
|Photo William Connolley|
M1: Row Over
M2: Got Bumped
M3: Got Bumped
W1: Bumped up!
W2: Got Bumped
See the Club Blog for more.
I wasn't planning to row this year, but got roped into subbing for a friend in another club's boat. My 99s W3 got bumped too, and now have to row as Sandwich boat, which means rowing twice. Boo.
Here's great picture of James coxing up to the start:
And here are our crews. James's M1 is actually racing, we are just rowing to the start.
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