From the point of view of the bow in a NOV 4+ Saturday, 5am, off goes the alarm clock. The inner voice on your left side wonders why you’re doing this, but you then tell it to shut up and just get on with it. Get all ready, take your bike and it’s just chucking […]
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All good things have a start, and an end. Worcester Autumn Regatta represented the first away race for this year’s novice intake rowers, and the last race together for the fixed women’s 4+ crew of Shan (cox), Holly, Julie, Jonna and Hannah C. This was also Vice-captain Holly’s last regatta with the Academicals. Her crew […]
The Accies raced admirably at the Worcester Spring Regatta, 2015, coming home with some pots and some sunburns! After some trailering issues which resulted in both men’s and women’s squads borrowing boats from the Worcester Boat Club, the accies managed to get in some great racing. The men’s squad put out a coxed four, which […]
This March, Academicals’ women squad fielded two 8+ in the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race, rowing the 6.8km on the Tideway, from the University Stone in Chiswick to the finish at Putney Pier. A total number of 295 crews took part in the race. The journey to WEHoRR was not without its trials […]
It was a wild, wet and windy day when 9 intrepid Academicals travelled to London for Veteran IVs Head of the River Race. The Oxford Accies fielded two boats, one men’s quad and a women’s 4+. Due to the severe weather conditions the usual course (6.8km, with the tide) was cut to 4.8km just before […]
In November 2014 Accies entered a women’s 8+ in Cambridge Winter Head. The day presented a few challenges, some more critical than others: crew members almost slipping from the grassy bank into the river; a spider invasion; and a racing line incorporating two very sharp bends to test our cox’s skill, nerve, and ability to […]
The Accies put in a strong showing at the Worcester Autumn Sprint Regatta this year, entering three sweep boats into the WNOV 4+, WNOV 8+ and WIM3 4+ categories, and four sculls into the WNOV 2x, WMAS NOV 1x, WNOV 1x and MAS NOV 1x categories. In glorious sunshine, the WNOV 4+ boat (Nora Stappert, […]