Head Race Oxford Regatta

Pots & Points – Racing success during the summer

Pots & Points – Racing success during the summer


While most rowers left Oxford over the long vacations, some of us stayed around and did a bit of summer racing. Regular evening training in a composite crew led a Merton-stroked boat to Henley Town & Visitors. While this being an enjoyable three lane race format over the last 800m of the Henley Royal Regatta course, we had to unfortunately concede to a strong crew from Ariol Kensington (Tideway) by a canvas. The third boat in the heat, fielded by Quintin Boat Club (Tideway) did not pose a danger at any point.


The final regatta aimed for this summer crew was Oxford Royal Regatta and Sprints. While we managed to win the Men’s Novice Coxed Fours on Saturday, we lost the first round on Sunday against Hertford College Boat Club by a mere 1ft.


Crew list: Henrik Hannemann (Merton, Stroke), Alistair Martin (GTC, 3)/ John Mittermeier (Oriel, 3), Jinwoo Leem (St Anne’s, 2), Christopher Kutarna (St Antony’s, Bow), Anna Kotova (GTC/Oriel, cox)

A further double racing success during the vacation was achieved by Caitlin Armstrong. She gathered two sculling points by beating the large field of W.Nov.1X on Saturday and also progressing to the final of W.IM3.1X on the Sunday. A very strong showing!

A month later the winning streak continued, though this time already as Head Race. Posting a time of 21min 42.4sec over the 4.5km course on the River Ouse she secured her win in the W.IM3.1X category.


Photos: Henrik Hannemann (Trophy), Hilary Wynne (Regatta)

Head Race Oxford Regatta

Isis Winter League 2013

Isis Winter League A 2013-14

After training at Godstow for around  a month whilst the Isis bustled with Novices, our Mens’ Dev Squad entered an eight into the Isis Winter League on 3rd November 2013, where we finished 5th out of over 20 crews, a testament to our hard work and our new coach, Rebecca Bates.

“Bury yourselves”

Below is a video shot from Sondre’s Go-Pro attached to our cox’s (Tiff) headband of the entire 4 minutes and 33 seconds it took us to complete the course – we are sure Tiff’s aggressive shouting had something to do with our success at least!


Cox:Tiff S: Dom 7: Sondre 6: Ben 5: Paul 4: Alex 3: Doron 2: Tom B: Musashi