[CUCBC Captains] Fairbairn Cup Entries 2015 + Compulsory Novice Coxes Briefing

B. Gallant bg340 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Nov 19 00:27:45 GMT 2015

Dear all,

Just a quick reminder that entries for the 2015 Fairbairn Cup close on 
19th November and that the regatta (particularly the novice divisions!) 
are filling up fast! Don't miss out on giving you crews the chance to 
win Fairbairns Shields, especially not your keen new novices!

Entries can be submitted here: 
Just submit the form with your boatclub selected and no password to set 
up a 2015 account for your club. Any problems with entering, or anything 
else, please let me know.

Best wishes,

On 2015-11-02 22:48, B. Gallant, Fairbairn Cup Secretary 2015 wrote:
> Dear all,
> The entries for the 2015 Fairbairn Cup Races are now open!
> You can find more information and enter your crews here:
> http://jcbc.jesus.cam.ac.uk/old/fairbairns/
> The regatta will be held on 3rd and 4th December 2015, with three
> novice divisons on Thursday 3rd and three senior divisions on Firday
> 4th. Please also find attached the rules and regulations for the
> regatta - these are also available on the website.
> I am very excited this year to announce a greatly revamped prizes
> system for the regatta! In previous years winning crews other than the
> senior 1st boats were awarded only a single Fairbairn Cup shield per
> crew. This year every single member of every winning crew will be
> awarded a commemorative winning shield!
> Furthermore, after many years lost, the original Fairbairn Cup (dating
> from the very first Fairbairn 'Lock to Lock' regatta in 1928) has been
> found - please see the photo attached! After undergoing some
> restorative work, the cup will be presented to both the winning senior
> 1st women's and men's crews whose names will of course be added to the
> cup! Sadly for both insurance and sharing (the cup dates to a
> quasi-medieval time before women were admitted to the university)
> reasons we are not in a position to allow winning crews to take
> temporary ownership of the cup for year subsequent to their victory,
> as might be conventional, however we are looking for ways to solve
> this problem - watch this space in future years!
> I hope you will agree that these changes will only enhance the
> spectacle and prestige of winning at the Fairbairn Cup Races, and thus
> inspire your rowers to train that little bit harder(!), however I
> would very much appreciate any feedback you might have on the changes,
> good or bad.
> If you have any questions regarding entries or the regatta in general,
> again, please do not hesitate to contact me at:
> jcbc-fairbairns at jesus.cam.ac.uk. Otherwise, I look forward to seeing
> you all at the regatta in one months time - work hard in training if
> you want a lovely wooden shield on your wall!
> Ben Gallant
> Jesus College Boat Club Fairbairn Cup Secretary 2015

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