GTC crews make their mark on Torpids 2013!
Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Green Templeton Boat Club crews had an outstanding week on the river competing in the Torpids regatta over four days last week.
At the end of the racing on Saturday, GTC topped the results table, with 23 bumps for the four crews taking part, five bumps ahead of their nearest rival St Catherine’s College, who had 18 bumps for five crews.
The two GTBC men’s crews, M1 and M2, also topped the Men’s table with 14 bumps, while the two women’s crews were placed second in the overall Women’s table with nine bumps, just behind Corpus Christi.
In addition, three of the four crews won blades, with just the Women’s second crew narrowly missing out. Blades are awarded to crews which bump when they have a chance, and when there have been four or more chances to bump.
All crews made advances in their Divisions, with the M1 being two places from going up an entire division from 6 in Division V to 8 in Division IV.
M2 rose from 10 to 6 in Division VI; W1 rose five places from 1 in Division IV to 8 in Division III, and W2 went up four places from 1 in Division V to 9 in Division IV.
The results are even more impressive given the very challenging recent weather, with flooding that prevented crews from doing their usual amount of on-water training.
The success at Torpids is a continuation of a number of years of sustained achievement that have kept the Club on a steady rise.
In addition to bumps, the Club also takes part in external regattas such as the Head of the River which allows crews to assess their performance against the wider rowing world and top colleges from Oxford and Cambridge, where results show GTBC is a very competitive Club.
See final Torpid statistics here.
See the final results on the Oxford University Rowing Clubs website.