M1 defends their position of 5th on the river, while M3 remain the highest men’s 3rd VIII, at 9th in Men’s Division V. W1 finished the week at 6th in Women’s Division I, their highest ranking since 1992. W2 bumped up into Division II, while W3 finished at the head of Division V.
It’s Bumps racing. At the start, fourteen crews line up bow to stern, with 130 feet of clear water between them. At the sound of a cannon, all crews start rowing simultaneously. The object is to catch up to and ‘bump’ the crew ahead: oar on oar, oar on boat, boat on boat etc. If you do that, you’ve won your race, and you move up in the standings. If you get bumped, you move down in the standings. If you don’t bump or get bumped before you ‘row over’ the finish line (2000m down the course), you keep your place in the standings.
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All six Wolfson boats achieved record highs during Torpids.
This website will host the race report after the event has finished. For now you can download this year’s bump chart to print and track the bumps throughout VIIIs.
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