As Michaelmas term was winding down to a close, M1 and W1 crews decided to try out their skills in Cambridge. Submitting two 4+s (bringing with them, of course, our new bowloader 4!), M1 and W1 competed in The Fairbairn Cup, held by Jesus College Boat Club (Cambridge).
W1 were the highest ranked visiting crew, and rewarded themselves with a delightful homecooked meal at the house of the women’s captain on the way back to Oxford. Unfortunately, M1 fared less well, but both crews came away more experienced, and grateful that the Isis isn’t as bendy as the Cam!
Taking part in external regattas are immensely valuable to our crews as a way of building race experience, as well as ensuring our crews are always ready to compete, even in the winter months!