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Summer Eights 2024

W1 celebrating finishing 3rd on the River at Summer Eights

W1 celebrating finishing 3rd on the River at Summer Eights

A few weeks and many training sessions into term, we reached Eights Week — the highlight of most student rowers’ Trinity terms! All of our crews had a net positive climb up the bumps charts except for W1 who successfully fought to maintain their place as the 3rd fastest Oxford college. Our M1 accumulated 3 bumps across the week to move from 9th to 6th on the river, and our men*s and women*s second VIIIs bumped several first VIIIs from other colleges, finishing as the 4th and 2nd fastest college second VIIIs on the river respectively.

There was plenty to celebrate at Eights Dinner and this year’s Summer VIIIs celebrations were made all the more memorable by our 50th anniversary reunion special guests. Crews from 1973-1975 reconvened at Univ for the first time in 50 years to reminisce fond rowing memories and join our current club members in celebrating a successful week of rowing.

On the Sunday following the dinner, Our alumni club, The Martlet Club, hosted their inaugural Martlet Regatta — an opportunity for alumni, staff, family, and friends to visit the boat club and go for a paddle, and for the keenest attendees, a chance to relive their racing days! This event was very much enjoyed by all those who attended and we can’t wait to welcome back more alumni in future years for all of our Summer Eights events.

Charlie Kniebe-Evans
UCBC President 2023-2024

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Published: 19 June 2024

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