Wednesday-Saturday of 7th week (2-5 March) Worcester College Boat Club took part in Torpids (Hilary term bumps racing). It was an extremely successful week for WCBC with all three crews bumping up. W2 bumped Pembroke on day 1 and Wadham on day 2. On day 3, an equipment malfunction lead to them being bumped Osler house but they still managed to bump Mansfield. On day 4 they bumped St John’s. They were so good they bumped out every day before we could see them from Boathouse Island and we look forward to seeing them racing again in Summer 8s. W1 were equally successful, also going +3 over the week. They bumped Queen’s on day, rowed over day 2 (nearly getting the triple over-bump on Merton), bumped Merton on day 3, and bumped St Hilda’s on the Saturday. M1 rowed over on days 1 and 2 (getting very close to the crews ahead and far away from chasing crews). They got their first bump on day 3 on Corpus Christi and then bumped again on Saint Peter’s (who they had chased days 1 and 2) on the Saturday in front of the boathouse. Unfortunately they have since been awarded two penalty bumps following a crash after the bump. Overall it was a great week for everyone involved in WCBC, being the most successful campaign in over a decade. Thanks to everyone who came down to support this week and we look forward to seeing you soon for summer 8s (from 25th May). For more detailed daily roundups, photos and videos, and future updates, please follow our Facebook and Instagram where we regularly post.

WCBC bumps chart (before penalty bumps).