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Events : 1999

Below is a chronological list of competitions that BHBC has entered. Results or event reports for all of these events that involved BHBC crews should already be available. This page is mostly to assist the construction of subsequent years' events calendars.

The current events calendar shows forthcoming events.

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First Three Months : July – October 1999

Believe it or not, the club existed for a short while without a website!!! Pre-event details are not available for the first few months, but of course results are here.

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Bedford Small Boats Head and Autumn Fours : 17 October 1999

2000 metre downstream course on River Great Ouse

  • Division 2 at 11:00 — N.2x
  • Division 4 at 13:30 — S3.2-
  • Division 6 at 16:30 — S4.4+

More details and the complete provisional starting order at the Bedford RC website (please note that this link is usually out of date immediately after the event). Note that BHBC are listed wrongly as BOW'S HEAD BOAT CLUB.

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Cambridge Autumn Head : 30 October 1999

2600 metre upstream course on River Cam

  • Racing for VIIIs and coxed IVs
  • Divisions at 10:00, 11:30, 13:00, and 14:30
  • Entries close at 09:00 Monday 25 October 1999

More details at the Rob Roy BC website.

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QCBC Bonfire Night Mulled Wine Party : 5 November 1999

As in previous years, Queens' College Boat House is the place to be on November the Fifth. Midsummer Common has the fair and the bonfire — but QCBC has a good view, better food, and the best mulled wine.

Starts 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost £4. Contact Phil Lloyd, Queens' Captain of Boats by e-mail at Queens' Captain <> for more information.

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Cambridge Winter Head : 13 November 1999

2700 metre upstream course on River Cam

  • Racing for VIIIs and coxed IVs
  • BHBC has one S4.4+ boat in 14:30 division
  • Entries have closed (09:00 Monday 8 November 1999)

The Senior 4 coxed four will meet at 13:00 at Queens' Boat House for a quick paddle.

There are a few more event details and the provisional starting order on the Cantabrigian RC pages.

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QCBC Cambridge Novice Ergo Competition : 15 November 1999

The last two years have seen Queens' Fitzpatrick Hall host an immensely successful ergo competition for large numbers of Cambridge novice oarsmen and women. Last year, over seven hundred people took part and many more were there to encourage the rowers.

Starts 6 p.m. Contact Ben Dixon, QCBC Events Secretary by e-mail at Events Secretary <> for more information.

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Fullers' Head of the River Fours : 20 November 1999

4.25 mile course on the Thames Tideway between Mortlake and Putney

  • Racing for coxed and coxless IVs and quads
  • First division starts at 13:00
  • BHBC has one boat in S3.4+ (C) category
  • QCBC has one boat in S3.4+ (A) category
  • Entries have closed

The BHBC coxed four, racing in the Senior 3 (Club) category, is starting 470th (near the front of division 6). QCBC are also racing. They start 146th (near the front of division 2) and are competing in the Senior 3 (Academic) category.

BHBC crew as follows:

  • C: Sally-Ann Scott
  • S: George Harpur
  • 3: Gareth Sylvester-Bradley
  • 2: Shailen Majithia
  • B: Chaz Murray

The crew will meet by 9 a.m. on Putney Embankment to rig.

The full provisional starting order, rules and regulations, and other information are on the race website.

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Perpetual British Indoor Rowing Championship : 28 November 1999

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading

  • 2000m on a Concept II Model C
  • Entry fee £7.50
  • Entries have closed

The Club Chairman, Paul Knights will be there. Club Captain, Shailen Majithia has also entered, but will probably be off coaching Pembroke Birds. It's a hard life.

More details, and an entry form to print out, at the Concept II website.

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Fairbairn Cup Races : 3 December 1999

4300 metre downstream course on River Cam

  • Racing for college and invited VIIIs
  • BHBC have entered one VIII in the invitation event

Crew, with five members of the Town Bumps crew on board, as follows:

  • C: Paul Bellingham
  • S: Shailen Majithia
  • 7: Matt Jaggard
  • 6: Olly Burstall
  • 5: Jim Kirton
  • 4: Howard Stone
  • 3: Simon Cooper
  • 2: Gareth Sylvester-Bradley
  • B: Olie Morris

The crew will have one pre-race outing on the previous evening at 8 p.m. Bring lights and enough kit everyone. More details for the crew via e-mail.

Jesus College Boat Club have this year's starting order and event history, information and a course map on their pages.

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QCBC Fairbairns Cocktails

Cocktails in Queens' Old Hall by invitation of the QCBC Committee. More details nearer the time.

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