[CUCBC Captains] Virtual Lents Alternatives

Limeng Zhu limeng at cucbc.org
Mon Feb 15 10:56:46 GMT 2021

Dear All,

I hope your clubs have been able to remain in good spirits during lockdown.

An update on the virtual event. Unfortunately we have had very few
responses of interest from individuals wanting to undertake this. If this
is the case by the end of week five (24th February) we may unfortunately
have to abandon this idea due to lack of manpower.

Though CUCBC can, and will, support this organising committee in developing
a virtual alternative Lents, we do not have the capacity to organise this
ourselves. (In previous situations where changes have occurred, we have set
up working committees with the collegiate rowing community at the time, to
share workload and develop the best approach for all).

Please do encourage the more proactive members of your clubs to put
themselves forwards, either directly or via yourselves, so that we can all
come together after an undoubtedly difficult term.

The usual incentives in gaining CV points for developing and leading a
University-scale sporting competition may be persuading factor for some on
the fence, and I would be happy to draft letters affirming this for
individual's portfolios.

Again, the captain's mailing list is there for you to share virtual events
and ideas- I've heard positive stuff about the Pembroke circuit swaps!
There is no best approach in the present novel situation, as such it is
important we are supportive to sharing ideas and be proactive for the
mental and physical health of our rowing community.
Any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to email in to myself (
limeng at cucbc.org) or the committee (committee at cucbc.org). I am also
contactable on Facebook or teams (lz394 at cam.ac.uk) for more informal

All best,

Limeng Zhu,
CUCBC Hon. Sec.
limeng at cucbc.org

On Thu, 4 Feb 2021 at 23:08, Conor Burgess <conor at cucbc.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
> At the Captains meeting, there was a consensus to organise a virtual
> alternative to the Lents, with the exact format to be confirmed. We’re now
> looking for people who are keen to organise and deliver this virtual event,
> perhaps in a similar spirit to the virtual May Bumps, but perhaps
> completely different if that would better suit the current state of
> affairs. You will have the support of the Executive Committee in organising
> this, and will present the event to the Captains’ meeting at the end of
> week four for them to vote on the proposed format.
> If you, or anyone from your committees or clubs would be interested in
> getting involved, please ask them to email committee at cucbc.org to express
> their interest.
> Please also remember that the Captains list is there for you to use it. At
> the meeting there were several offers of virtual shared events, which could
> potentially be shared via the Captains list. Alternatively, you can send
> your email to Limeng (CUCBC Honorary Secretary) who will disseminate
> lockdown events on your behalf (limeng at cucbc.org). If you send an email
> to the list and it is still awaiting moderation the next day, please drop
> me an email.
> Best wishes,
> Conor
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