The Fairbairn Cup is a head race organised by Jesus College Boat Club and raced on the Cam in the ninth week of the Michaelmas term. There are divisions for both novice and senior crews.
Thank you all for racing this year.
Congratulations to this years winners. All the results have now been published.
JCBC Fairbairns Secretary 2012-13
Photographs of the races are available from Jet Photographic.
Final results up.
Final results are now up.
Congratulations to all of this year's winners. Thank you all for helping the races go smoothly. I hope you had a good race!
The awards for the fastest crews will be presented outside Jesus BH at 5:00. Results to be published at the conclusion of racing, and will be posted on the website and be available at the boathouse.
Race is going ahead as planned
The river has dropped to a reasonable level so we are going ahead with the race. All coaches and bank parties be aware that the stream is still quite fast. Novice boats should take extreme cation around the marshaling areas.
We are changing the marshaling slightly. All colleges with boatclubs Upstream of Jesus Boathouse will marshal directly from hard to the start line. This will relieve traffic pressure around Jesus lock, where all colleges downstream of Jesus boathouse will proceed with the marshaling circulation as normal.
Start Order Published
The start order for the Fairbairn Cup Races has been published.
The river has been extremely high recently and the stream very fast. If the conditions stay the same as they are, marshaling will be made difficult, so if this is the case, I will have to make changes to the start and finish marshalling. Most likely, it will involve a moving of the finishline upstream. More information will be released closer to the time.
The timings for this years races are:
9:15 - Men's Novice VIIIs Div 1
11:30 - Women's Novice VIIIs Div 1
14:00 - Men's and Womens Novice VIIIs Div 2
10:00 - Men's Senior VIIIs
12:00 - Women's Senior VIIIs
14:15 - Men's and Women's Senior IVs
Entries open 2012
The entries for this year's Fairbairn Cup races are open.
Deadline for entries is Thursday the 15th of November
Deadline for payment is Thursday the 22nd of November
Price for an VIII= £47 and for a IV= £36
Send cheques payable to 'Jesus College Boat Club' to Sam Bray at Jesus college.
Final Senior Results
The senior results are now finalised, and the halfway times are up. As for the novice divisions, a list of hold-ups/incidents follows:
284 - Clare M2 - Held up by Churchill II not conceding the racing line through Ditton and Grassy.
289 - Jesus M1 (OXF) - Sidney Sussex II failed to concede the line in the Gut, forcing Jesus (OXF) into the bank. Their blades made contact with the bank, but they did not crash.
357 - Champs W2 - Held up by Addenbrookes W1.
305 & 306 - Emma W1 & Champs W1 - Blade clashing through Ditton and Grassy caused a crab in Emma W1 that necessitated a re-start. Champs did move over when asked, but not enough to allow a clean overtake. Emma W1 were impeded more than Champs, who were the slower crew and should have done more to concede.
334 & 335 - Pembroke W1 and Queen's W1 - Pembroke were catching Queen's at the end of the reach. After Ditton Queen's could not clear the racing line because Pembroke already had overlap. The overlap increased along Plough reach, Queen's took a tight line around Grassy (they could not go wide because of the overlap). Pembroke also attempted a tight line, and crashed into Queen's. Pembroke could have steered wider to avoid this, which would have been considerably safer for both crews. Both crews were impeded by this. Queen's could have anticipated the problem and conceded on Plough reach.
Notable mentions/Marshal's comments:
255 - Pembroke (OXF) M1 - This crew had a halfway time 2.8 seconds faster than Caius, and finished 8.5 seconds behind them. A minor crash in the Gut probably cost them the race.
360 - Newnham W2 - Quote from marshal's report: "Intoxicated cox? Failed to corner. Were overtaken..."
390 - Peterhouse W1 IV+ - Held up by slower crew despite increased start gap - 5 second time bonus.
281 - Churchill M2 - Not conceding the racing line through Ditton and Grassy, holding up clare M2 - 5 seconds
283 - Sidney Sussex M2 - Not conceding the racing line in the Gut, almost causing Jesus (OXF) to crash - 5 seconds