[CUCBC Captains] Cambridge Nines Regatta - 28th May 2017

Keith Garrett keith at reaperman.org
Thu May 18 23:15:22 BST 2017

Please note entries are actually open until 23:00 on Monday 22nd May
and the draw will come out on Tuesday 23rd May.


On 5 May 2017 at 23:40, Keith Garrett <keith at reaperman.org> wrote:
> 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
> problem)
> https://webcollect.org.uk/cambridge99/event/cambridge-nines-regatta
> 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.
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