[CUCBC Captains] REMINDER: deadline for Bumps entry Friday 15th

Wilfried Genest wilfried at cucbc.org
Tue May 12 10:01:53 BST 2015

Dear all

A reminder that entries for the ‘Cambridge Nines’ Spring regatta close on Friday 15th May, and the event itself takes place on Sunday 24 May. Please use the web form at this address to enter your crews. 


Payments can be made by cheques made payable to ‘Cambridge 99 RC’ or by bank transfer to sort code 20-17-35 account number 10228613. 

Further details are below from my original email. Any queries, drop me a line.



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.

Ian Farrell
Cambridge '99 RC
ian at ianfarrell.org | 07803 084698

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