Join DCBC and come to our pub crawl!

The freshers’ weeks are over and DCBC recruitment is well on its way. A number of novices have signed up and already had a taster on the water as well as some training on the ergs. If you have not signed up yet do not despair, the second taster day with DCBC will take place this coming Saturday, October 18! If you would like to give it a go but haven’t signed up yet, do so now! Right here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18aPh3BNv0PHR93_88JOJyQsCfRki-H8FGfRIl3-W35Q/viewform

The taster day will be followed by a Pub Crawl at 8pm, starting from the Porter’s lodge at Darwin. The schedule is as follows:

1. The Free Press
2. The Elm Tree
3. Clarendon Arms
4. Champion of the Thames
5. St Radegrund
6. The Maypole
7. ADC Bar
8. Dangerspoons (where all great nights end)

DCBC old and new, come and join :) 

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Novice Recruitment 2014/2015

Dear novices,

Darwin College Boat Club is starting our campaign of recruiting new rowers for the 2014/2015 academic year!

You don’t have to be athletic or have rowed previously to be a member, as the Captains will match your training schedule to the sporting ability and time availability. Even if you aren’t interested in the training, you can still make an absolutely vital contribution to the club as a coxswain. The cox steers the boat, motivates the crew and expects the rowers to follow his or her commands absolutely!

With a strong progression over the last years, the club is one of the most successful graduate rowing clubs in Cambridge. Darwin rowers train throughout the academic year and participate in numerous races each term. The main events however are Lent bumps (in March), and May bumps (in June). In 2014, Darwin was the third most successful college overall, with two crews winning blades! Putting rowing aside, we regularly get together as a club for garden parties, BBQ’s, pub drinking sessions, fundraising events and generally ‘boatie’ fun laughter and banter to re-live the moments of success, bad-luck and amusing encounters.

SIGN UP NOW!

If you are eager to join our rowing crew either as a rower, coach, or cox, sign up using our online sign up form.

Please feel free to contact the women’s captain Ariana Phillips (Darwin.women@cucbc.org) and the men’s captain Laurens Geffert (Darwin.men@cucbc.org). Talk to us at the bar, find us at the Darwin society fair on the 6th of October, and don’t miss our novice taster day on the 18th of October!

Dates to keep in mind:

October 6 – Darwin Societies Fair - come down to the Darwin Common Room to meet us and talk to us in person about what rowing is all about!

October 18 – Novice Taster Day – come down to the boat house to try out rowing for the first time! Whether you’re curious, interested, or simply wanna do it out of banter, do come join!

There are also positions available on our DCBC Committee, do contact us for more information!

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

And if you are uncertain, well here’s a little video to get you interested ;) 

DCBC Summer Rowing Camp 2014!

Ever wanted to learn to row? Fancy sharpening up your skills on the water? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, join us for a fun two weeks of rowing, plus a barbecue and a pub crawl!

Sessions will run from 27 July through 9 August in both the mornings and the evenings. £5 will get you a place in the outings and cover costs for the barbecue.

Sign up available HERE! or you can join on the events page on Facebook!

Come and join in on the fun :D

 

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May Bumps 2014

Our crews have done unbelievably well in May Bumps 2014, with TWO of our crews winning BLADES and the boat club being the second most successful boat club on the river, with an aggregate change of 13 places up the ranks!!! This has been an extremely successful year for Darwin in a long while, and we are sure that next year will be even better! It was an amazing week, full of amazing performances, and amazing crews. Thank you to our lovely captains, and to all crew members that trained hard and contributed to this amazing experience. Bring on May Bumps 2015!!!

May Bumps 2014 results summary:

Crew

Current Division

1st Row

2nd Row

3rd Row

4th Row

Aggregate Change

M1

M2

+1

+1

+1

+1

+4 BLADES!!!

M2

M4

0

+1

+1

+1

+3

M3

M5

+1

0

-1

-1

-1

W1

W2

+1

0

+1

+1

+3

W2

W4

+1

+1

+1

+1

+4 BLADES!!!

View the entire May Bumps 2014 gallery here and the Boat Club Dinner gallery here!

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M1 crew won blades!!!

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W2 crew won blades!

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M2 went up 3 places!

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W1 went up 3 places moving to the top of the division 2!

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M3 doing a great job in Mays!

Summary of May Bumps Day 2 2014

Summary of Bumps Day 2:

W2 bumped Selwyn W3!
M3 rowed over showing a great effort!
M2 bumped Downing M3!
M1 bumped Sydney Sussex M1!
W1 rowed over, managing to get within a length off Magdalene W1 for an overbump but running out of race course in the end

Darwin is in the lead with the biggest aggregate change of 7 places up!! :D

Successful Day 2, let’s bring on Day 3!

Video of W1’s epic row over:

Summary of May Bumps Day 1 2014

Darwin had an amazing first day in May Bumps 2014, with 4 crews bumping and 1 row over! We are currently in third place for the prestigious Pegasus Cup! :)

Results:

M1 bumped Pembroke M2 just before first post corner

M2 rowed over, but not before almost achieving a double over bump!

M3 bumped Clare M4

W1 bumped Sydney Sussex W1 just before Grassy

W2 bumped LMBC W3 on first post corner

Well done to all crews, let’s continue this good stretch on the second day of bumps as well!!!

 

W2

W2

M2

M2

M1

M1

W1

W1

M3

M3

May Bumps 2014

May Bumps start TOMORROW, Wednesday June 11 2014!!!

Lasting 4 days in total, from Wednesday to Saturday, tomorrow is the starting day of May Bumps 2014 rowing races!

Darwin for the first time in history has 6 boats competing!!! Come cheer us on during the day! :))))

Crew racing times (Wed-Fri):
W2: 1.45pm
M4 & M3: 2.30pm
M2: 3:15pm
W1: 5:30pm
M1: 6:15pm

Crew racing times (Saturday):
W2: 11.45am
M4 & M3: 12.30pm
M2: 1:15pm
W1: 3:30pm
M1: 4:15pm

Best place to watch is Grassy corner, see directions on map attached! LET’S DESTROY!!!!

Bump them!

Bump them!

Nines Regatta, May 25 2014

Our M1 achieves victory in the Nines Regatta, beating Emmanuel M2 in their first race, Wolfson M1 in the semi-final and St. Catherine’s M2 in the final of their Mays division! Winning cups were proudly taken home, after 3 well-deserved and clear wins! :) M3 put up a strong fight, but sadly did not win their races. There is always next time, Darwin is definitely going strong ;)

Winning crew

Winning crew

Winning Trophies!

Winning Trophies!

See the full Nines Regatta Photo Gallery!

Champs Eights Head

On Saturday May 16, 2014 Darwin participated in the Champs Eights Head. Results are posted below. Well done to all crews that took part! It was a beautiful sunny and warm day in Cambridge, and nothing better than being on the river when that’s the case! :)

Men
Crew Time
M1 0:05:02
M2 0:05:20
M3 0:06:06
Women
Crew Time
W2 0:06:19

Some photos of the crews racing can be found here

Peterborough Training Camp 2014!

Darwin went on a 2 day training camp in Peterborough in preparation for May bumps! The training camp was a huge success, and thanks to the great weather spirits were high and outings were amazing. A massive thanks to all the coaches and the coxes that came to support us despite their busy schedules and to all the rowers for their amazing effort. Well done everyone on making the training camp a massive success and a huge thanks to our men’s captain Flo who made it all possible! DCBC love xx

View the Peterborough Gallery for photos of the training camp!

Peterborough Training Camp Photo Gallery

DCBC training camp

DCBC training camp