[CUCBC Captains] X-press head 2017 - entries now open

Stella Lempidaki sl637 at cam.ac.uk
Mon May 8 10:35:52 BST 2017

Sunday 28th 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 your racing should be
complete in about 2.5 hours.* Pots will be awarded to the winning
crews at the Cambridge '99 RC boathouse after the event and the club
fielding the most winning crews will be awarded bonus prize of a slab
of beer. Bar will be open until late and there will be a BBQ running.

Please submit your entries on-line where you can pay via transfer,
cheque (our first time using this system so please email if you have a


A couple of years ago, 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 2017.

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.

Entries will close on Sunday the 21st of May and the draw will come
out on Monday 22nd of May.

*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.

Please direct any enquires to regatta at cambridge99.org and a member of
the organising committee will get back to you.

Keith Garrett     +44 7976 696 407

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