More hot bumping action

I had such fun watching the last three divisions today that I’m going to bore you with yet more rowing. First, here is Corpus M1 (hello Rob!) catching Christs M2 (note cox’s hand half raised in the process of acknowledging the bump) to cement their place in division 2 and their hopes of blades tomorrow. Pembroke II look on in admiration, having bumped the brightly coloured Darwin.

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Bumping time again

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But only the university ones, which don’t matter too much. However, they have been pretty exciting so far and definitely good fun to watch. This year they are Wednesday 15th June and Saturday 18th June, ie we’ve had days 1 and 2 so far. This post is just a convenient place for me to dump the map and some accompanying text that I can point people at, link to my first youtube uploads, review my cheapo camera, and generally enthuse. You can also read CUBCs guide to watching, or First and Third’s.
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Congratulations to First and Third

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A glorious days bumping action on the Cam, rounded off with a confident row-over by First and Third. Here they are looking happy afterwards, as well they might. The jollity here is in marked contrast to the totally zoned-in look all the top boats had during the race, where everyone was staring past the end of the world. There is a bit of crew commentary here.

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And also congratulations to Pembroke who had a similarly untroubled time as head of the Women’s divisions, though not by quite the margin FAT had. But I don’t have a pic of them, so here is LMBC (5) just about to bump Caius (6).

Full results no doubt available from http://www.cucbc.org/mays/results when CUCBC stop drinking champers and start typing at keyboards again.

I watched M1 with friends, who had come down because their daughter had started sculling. Despite living in Cambrdige for 14 years, and despite he being a fellow of a college, they had *never* been to see the bumps before. Can you believe it? Astonishing.

Link to: Mays, 2009.