Adverse weather conditions sadly hampered the long-awaited four days of Torpids racing this year, with the senior umpires stating that they ‘cannot remember conditions as bad as this for Torpids’ in their 20 years of collective experience.
This resulted in only two of the days being deemed safe for crews: the Wednesday and the Saturday.
Three SCBC crews took part in the racing this year: M1, W1, and W2. Sadly, both M1 and W1 had a rough first day, with both crews getting bumped due to unfortunate crashes early in the races.
However, the crew of W2, several of whom were racing in Torpids for the very first time, secured a bump from Regent’s Park!
A reduced number of crews were permitted to race on Saturday in half divisions. We saw M1 sadly bumped by Worcester, but only after making them chase all the way up to the gut. W1 was denied a bump from LMH, but rowed over, having staved off Linacre.