Despite Darwin not baring blades this year of Mays, DCBC certainly had many things to celebrate by the end of bumps! We are all extremely proud of the amount of effort put into this cherished sporting event and the club would like to thank all rowers, captains, coaches and alumni members who gave their support near and far!
Here is a summary of the results:
Darwin M2 moved up into the third division! A fabulously proud moment for the club. The boys and their cox, Becki, showed great perseverance by rowing 5 races and bumping 4 times! Unfortunately, their initial row-over stopped them from winning blades. But for the club, this crew won the blades of our hearts.
Darwin W2 rowed over on the last day, narrowly missing out on blades. The girls and their cox, Guillaume, wowed the spectators and CamFM by showing what a committed and focused crew can do. @takeapuntcam captured W2 on the first day post-bump and their captain and stroke, Marion, vividly displayed the crew’s happiness (and relief)!
Darwin M1 started off swimmingly and the third day proved hardest when they rowed-over. Their bow, Jan, stated that it was “the hardest race that I ever rowed. It didn’t end well but it was a good one.” This sporting attitude is a clear testimony to the positive mentality harboured by the crew members. Here you can see how difficult it is to catch the boat in front of you!
Darwin W1 started off with an impressive a row-over but were struck with misfortune on the following days. The crew would like to thank Devin, 7 seat in W2 and social secretary (and wonder-woman!), who kindly substituted on the first day of Bumps due to a W1 rower feeling under the weather. Despite all of this, W1 was an adamant supporter and voiced out their pride and joy for the other Darwin crews during their respective races.
Darwin M3, our beloved fellows boat, showed considerable efforts but did not score a bump. Watch a slow-motion video of this crew that undeniably proves that rowing is accessible to everyone. True respect.
All was wrapped up with an incredible boat club dinner for Mays 2015 and we, again, can not find the words to thank everyone for their support during Bumps but also during the entire year.
“It was chaos, there were blades everywhere, a lot of passion and enthusiasm and no idea what we were doing. […] That’s how rowing started and should be – it was fun and the high of winning”
– Katherine Grainger in a university all-sports match between Edinburgh and Aberdeen