Wolfson had a successful Summer VIIIs 2009, as M1 bumped into Division I whilst W1 moved up stealthily through Division II.
5 boats were entered into Summer VIIIs in 2009: 3 women’s eights and 2 men’s eights.
Men’s First Boat
Wednesday, M1 rowed over. Thursday, they bumped Queen’s, who would go for spoons. Friday, M1 bumped Wadham. On Saturday, as the sandwich boat between Div II and Div I, M1 first bumped Keble and then Worcester (who were on for blades), securing a place in Division I after 4 consecutive years of moving up the river!
|bow||Benjamin Bishop||Division I|
|3||Siebren Robert-Jan Ruitinga|
Women’s First Boat
On Wednesday, W1 bumped Exeter W1. With their conviction from the day before bumped Keble on Thursday. Unfortunately, Keble came back to bump Wolfson W1 on Friday. On the final day of racing, W1 rowed over, moving up 1 place in Summer VIIIs in a strong position in Division II.
|bow||Jill Betts||Division II|
Men’s Second Boat
M2 had inspirational bumps on Pembroke III, St Anne’s II, and Brasenose II on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, respectively. Unfortunately, on Saturday, they just missed out on bumping Osler House, who were trying to regain their position after an overbump on day 1.
|bow||Clarence Yapp||Division V|
Women’s Second Boat
On Wednesday, W2 rowed over, not quite able to match Wadham II who rowed over in front of them. Thursday, W2 rallied to bump Wadham II and then bumped Pembroke II securing their place in Division III. On Friday, the ladies bumped Hertford II to gain a strong position. Saturday, W2 bumped the LMH first boat, putting them at 10th in Division III.
|bow||Iana Alexeeva||Division III|
Women’s Third Boat
W3 had a tough campaign. They were bumped by Balliol III, Christ Church IV, and Osler House III on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, respectively. On Saturday, they showed their grit, rowing over chasing Osler House III and chased by Green Templeton who each rowed over as well.
|bow||Ly-mee Yu||Division VI|