[CUCBC Captains] Bung starts

Wilfried Genest wilfried at cucbc.org
Sat Feb 21 12:07:10 GMT 2015

Dear all

Sunday 24 May sees our annual 'Cambridge Nines' Spring Regatta. 

This 1000m side-by-side race up the Long Reach is an enjoyable afternoon of racing in 8s , and the perfect preparation for May bumps. Come and practise those racing starts and size up the opposition in your division.

The regatta is a plate competition, meaning everyone will get at least two races. We'll run divisions back-to-back, so racing should be complete in about 2 hours.*

Pots will be awarded to the winning crews at the Cambridge '99 RC boathouse later in the afternoon, and the club fielding the most winning crews will be awarded bonus prize of a slab of beer.

Last year, as an experiment, we changed the way we organised your entries into races to make the event smoother and minimise delays. This worked well so we'd like to keep the same format in 2015.

We will rank crews in order of their standing at the end of the last May Bumps and pick out groups of 8 crews to form divisions. 
This will mean you'll be racing crews that are likely in the same Mays division as you…
…but there is a chance you could be racing a crew in a division higher or lower at some point.

We'll also take entries from town CRA clubs and Graduate and Alumni crews.

Please submit your entries to regatta at nines.rowing.org.uk by Fri 15 May 2014. Payment of £48 per crew can be made by cheque (payable to 'Cambridge 99 RC Ltd' which can be dropped off at the boathouse any time before race day)

We look forward to seeing you at the regatta on 24 May.

- The Cambridge '99 Rowing Club

* Last-minute scratchings or odd numbers of entries in a division may require a crew to be given a bye through to the next round. This may reduce the number of races, or could necessitate a wait while other crews race.
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