Summer Eights 2023

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Green Templeton Boat Club had successful campaigns across five crews in Summer Eights, the University of Oxford’s main intercollegiate rowing event of the year. Day-by-day details were tracked on this page.

Wednesday 24 May

Race times

  • MIII: 12:45 (MDiv VII)
  • MII: 13:45 (MDiv VI)
  • WII: 15:15 (WDiv IV)
  • MI: 16:45 (MDiv III)
  • WI: 17:15 (WDiv II)

Results

  • MIII bumped by St Hugh’s IV
  • MII just missed out on bumping St Hugh’s due to Klaxon
  • WII rowed over
  • MI bumped St Anne’s
  • WI rowed over

Thursday 25 May

Race times

  • MIII: 12:45 (MDiv VII)
  • MII: 13:45 (MDiv VI)
  • WII: 15:15 (WDiv IV)
  • MI: 16:45 (MDiv III)
  • WI: 17:15 (WDiv II)

Results

  • MIII rowed over
  • MII rowed over
  • WII bumped St John’s II
  • MI bumped St Anne’s
  • WI bumped St John’s

Friday 26 May

Race times

  • MIII: 12:45 (MDiv VII)
  • MII: 13:45 (MDiv VI)
  • WII: 15:15 (WDiv IV)
  • MI: 16:45 (MDiv III)
  • WI: 17:15 (WDiv II)

Results

  • MIII rowed over
  • MII bumped Wolfson
  • WII bumped Wadham
  • MI rowed over
  • WI rowed over

Saturday 27 May

Race times

  • MIII: 12:45 (MDiv VII)
  • MII: 13:45 (MDiv VI)
  • WII: 15:15 (WDiv IV)
  • MI: 16:45 (MDiv III)
  • WI: 17:15 (WDiv II)

Results

  • MIII rowed over
  • MII rowed over
  • WII bumped Pembroke II
  • MI bumped Somerville
  • WI bumped Hertford

About Summer Eights

Summer Eights is the University of Oxford‘s main intercollegiate rowing event of the year. It takes place from the Wednesday to the Saturday of the fifth week of Trinity Term.

The racing takes place on the Isis, a length of the River Thames, which is generally too narrow for side-by-side racing. Men’s and women’s coxed eights compete in separate divisions for their colleges. For each division, thirteen boats line up at the downstream end of the stretch. Each cox holds onto a rope attached to the bank, leaving around 1.5 boat lengths between each boat.

The aim of a bumps race is not to pass the boat ahead but to catch it. Each bump earns a boat a place up the divisional ladder, with the top crew becoming the Head of the River. Teams who bump at least once during each of the four days of racing earn blades.

College members are encouraged to support the crews from Longbridges Boat House.

Created: 24 May 2023