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Christ Church Regatta 2017 Friday


Yara Alenazi

Worcester’s WA were up against Trinity’s WB boat for their first race today. As expected, these girls delivered just like they did yesterday. A slow and tricky start had Trinity in the lead but our women were having none of it and with a surge in power they regained the distance and over-took trinity to the delight of the Worcester crowd on BH island. They maintained a lead overlap with a very determined Trinity but these girls know what they’re doing and a final power burst saw them cross the finish line with a win. This win had WA qualify for the next race only an hour later, as the last Worcester boat on the river these girls had a point to prove and after some re-fueling and length stretching these girls got back into the boat to face the dreaded Wolfson WA boat, who had already beaten our WB crew. The start of the race had both crews neck and neck, but unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be and WA did cross the finishing line second and thus ending our Christ Church regatta campaign. Worcester’s WA have lead a valiant campaign during this regatta, you’ve done us proud ladies!

Crew: B- Tori Watson 2- Adriana Gardner 3- Iona Woodward 4- Hannah Senior 5- Fenna van Engelen 6- Leonie Hoff 7- Kriszti Alms S- Anna Herzog

Christ Church Regatta 2017 Thursday


Yara Alenazi

WA raced against Christ Church WB. After some re-strategising overnight the girls headed off to the start line with confidence and determination. Spirits were high and heavily induced by an energetic and vocal 5 seat. An efficient and quick start had the girls power ahead of ChCh instantly and maintaining a length off the boat for the whole race. These girls are powerful and they’ve proved that today. Smiles were big post-race but exhaustion evident as a rate 40 was maintained for the entire race (wow).
Rest to come shortly!


Christ Church Regatta 2017 Wednesday


Yara Alenazi

WA raced Pembroke WA. A rocky start and a surge of power from bow side had them crash into a barge, as Pembroke overtook them. But a quick recovery and solid rowing had them catch up but not enough distance meant they lost the race. Despite this, today’s a new day and we’re expecting very positive results from the girls.


Ben Moule

The men’s boat established dominance against St Anne’s early into the race. Gentleman as they are, they decided they’d give Anne’s a fighting chance by valiantly catching a crab and falling off of their seats. Sadly these efforts were largely ignored by St Annes and Worcester still won by a convincing 2 lengths.


Maya Heine

WB had a really good race despite a bumpy row to the start line (they crashed into the bank, other boats you name it). Looked really good in 8s and smashed Exeter.


Ella Duffy

WC raced St. John’s, considering this was essentially their 3rd outing, rowing in 8s is a challenge to them. So considering they did this fine for the whole course is an achievement! Few crabs along the way….

Eights 2017 Roundup

Apologies for being a bit tardy with the race reports – here’s the results of our races:


Weds Thurs Fri Sat Net
M1 -1 0 -1 -1 -3
W1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
M2 -1 -1 -1 -1 -4
W2 0 -1 0 0 -1
W3 +1 +1 +1 +1 +4 BLADES!

Torpids 2017 Wednesday and Thursday

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2016 Christmas Newsletter

We’re very happy to announce the first of our biannual newsletters! To keep up to date with WCBC news, subscribe to our mailing list by emailing wcbc.martlets@worc…!


2016 Christmas Newsletter (PDF ~4MB)

Christ Church Regatta 2016 Friday and Summary

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Christ Church Regatta 2016 Thursday

High expectations were set by our four amazing crews on Wednesday, but would their streak continue to the next day? Continue reading

Christ Church Regatta 2016 Wednesday

Today saw the graduation of our amazing novices – an exciting day dawned for WCBC, only dampened by the river conditions…  Here are the race reports from today:

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Cambridge Winter Head 2016


This weekend, the Men’s Development Squad took an eight up to Cambridge Winter Head.  Kindly hosted by Magdalene College Boat Club, a moderately scratched crew braved enemy waters.  Using a borrowed shell, the fearless men of eight powered up to the start, with impeccable technique and strength, impressing the marshals so much that they moved the boat up 50 places in the start order.  A powerful, light and rapid start sent the boys flying through the timing post, pulling an impressive time through the 1k timing point.  The Cam’s narrow and twisty bends were no challenge for the crew, and they stormed through the infamous 90 degree ‘gut’ with absolutely no trouble.  As they passed the half way mark, the boys tired, but thanks to the incredible willpower and quick catches, they soldiered through, all the way to the end, finishing the course in an impressive nine minutes and fifty seconds, coming 44th out of 236 and only being beaten by the local headship contenders and university squads.  A solid start to the season that shows the boys can do some damage this year.

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