Summer Eights 2008 Blog - Friday

Time 18:52 pm

live bumps results in a few minutes

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Time 18:52 pm

that's all folks.....

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Time 18:50 pm

catz closing on univ

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Time 18:49 pm

exeter concedes

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Time 18:49 pm

ted hall 1/3 of length on keble

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Time 18:48 pm

univ have a length and a half on catz

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Time 18:48 pm

balliol many lengths clear st catz 2 lengths behind

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Time 18:47 pm

cc and pembroke overlap

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Time 18:47 pm

oriel within canvas of magdalen

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Time 18:46 pm

race has started

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Time 18:44 pm

must be barking!

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Time 18:44 pm

we have obstructions in the river (dog at green banks)

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Time 18:40 pm

5 minute gun has been fired

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Time 18:39 pm

Wadham is the sandwich boat

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Time 18:39 pm

Mens div I is the last race of the day at 18:45

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Time 18:21 pm

merton seems to have conceeded to magdalen

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Time 18:20 pm

balliol have bumped somerville

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Time 18:20 pm

wadham may have bumped pembroke

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Time 18:20 pm

osler two lengths behind chch

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Time 18:19 pm

teddy hall one length clear of chch

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Time 18:19 pm

wadham closing hard on pembroke

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Time 18:10 pm

5 minute gun for women's div 1 has gone

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Time 18:06 pm

and i think queens bumped worcester too

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Time 18:02 pm

lincoln must have bumped jesus... peters were the last racing crew with miles of clear water around coming out of the gut

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Time 17:58 pm

mansfield bumped merton before haystacks! .... we await to find out exactly what happened there....

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Time 17:57 pm

It would appear that Brasenose have bumped queens, and wolfson have bumed st johns.

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Time 17:51 pm

wolfson 1/4 length to go but johns pulling away

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Time 17:50 pm

trinity gaining on queens

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Time 17:50 pm

wolfson gaining on johns

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Time 17:50 pm

queens bumped worcester in the gut

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Time 17:49 pm

closing hard on wolfson

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Time 17:49 pm

wolfson closng on johns

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Time 17:48 pm

And they're off!

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Time 17:48 pm

1 minute gun has been fired

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Time 17:40 pm

A wayward punt has decided to see what all the fuss is about!

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Time 17:36 pm

Mens Div II is at 5:45

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Time 17:19 pm

Hughs emerging from the gut

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Time 17:19 pm

Univ have bumped keble

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Time 17:18 pm

Catz closing on Hildas

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Time 17:18 pm

Linacre have been bumped by Brasenose

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Time 17:17 pm

Hilders pushing oriel hard

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Time 17:15 pm

W2 just started!

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Time 17:14 pm

1 min gun has just been fired!!!

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Time 17:13 pm

We are between the 5 and 1 min guns!

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Time 16:52 pm

Oriel 2 cave clsed round the space left by univ to catch Hughs

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Time 16:51 pm

Univ 2 don't seem to have started

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Time 16:51 pm

Mansfield hae had a close race but have managed to row over

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Time 16:43 pm

1 minute gun has fired

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Time 16:39 pm

5 minute gun has gone for the Men's Division III

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Time 16:08 pm

There is carnage in the gut - no change there!

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Time 16:07 pm

St. Hughes are chasing Lincoln and closing

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Time 16:07 pm

Pembroke have conceded . lincoln is out of the gut

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Time 16:06 pm

Mansfield closing on trinity

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Time 16:05 pm

The race has started

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Time 16:04 pm

One minute gun has been fired

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Time 16:03 pm

The river is clear for the start

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Time 16:01 pm

Women's division III five minute gun has fired

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Time 15:42 pm

The webcam is now operational again

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Time 15:36 pm

Wadham have a canvas overlap on St John's, Trinity2 closing hard on Hertford 2

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Time 15:35 pm

SEH closing hard on Keble, John's also closing on St Catz

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Time 15:33 pm

Men's Division 4 has just started

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Time 15:33 pm

There is a technical problem with the webcam.  We are investigating. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.

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Time 15:26 pm

Wargrave are passing longbridges, with a steel band playing some lovely samba

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Time 15:14 pm

Crews are warming up for men's division IV due to go at 3:30

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Time 15:03 pm

Magdalen are chasing Regent's hard at the top end of Boat House Island

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Time 15:00 pm

Magdalen II coming out of the gut in plenty of space

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Time 14:59 pm

Keble a length off Oriel at the foot of the division, as they enter the gut.

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Time 14:59 pm

Hilda's overlap on John's

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Time 14:58 pm


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Time 14:58 pm

Hertford closing on Linacre coming past race-desk - a canvas

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Time 14:57 pm

Who haven now conceded

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Time 14:57 pm

Catz overlap on Worcester

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Time 14:51 pm

All the crews for Women's Div IV are lined up and waiting for the 5-minute gun. There's a Salter's steamer playing some very tasteless steel drum music passing race desk, and holding things up a bit.

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Time 14:48 pm

It's started raining (again)!

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Time 14:28 pm

It's stopped raining again!!

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Time 14:27 pm

Women's division IV are warmig up

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Time 14:23 pm

Wolfson are passing race desk now, so I presume Pembroke 3 have bumped Magdalen 3.

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Time 14:22 pm

It looks like Peter's have bumped Brasenose at the exit to the gut

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Time 14:22 pm

St Benet's come past race desk, a long way ahead of Brasenose

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Time 14:21 pm

Merton have conceded to St Anne's. According to Tom F that's the mighty St Anne's.

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Time 14:21 pm

Linacre have bumped Jesus 3

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Time 14:21 pm

Jesus II have bumped Osler Green.

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Time 14:20 pm

The race is started

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Time 14:16 pm

It's still raining which is rather disappointing. I thought this was *summer* eights...

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Time 14:15 pm

5 minute gun has been fired.

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Time 14:15 pm

And I'm very happy as NZ have lost two more wickets in the test match!

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Time 14:14 pm

Not long until men's div 5 now. 7 minutes to be precise.

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Time 14:06 pm

Results for Women's division 5 are now online

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Time 13:57 pm

Crew's for men's div 5 are now warming up. The sandwich boat is Linacre II, and the division is due to go off at 2.20.

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Time 13:56 pm

The men's div 6 bumps are now online. The Oriel III on Keble III bump was a technical bump due to Keble not being attached to their bungline at the start.

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Time 13:52 pm

The bumps from men's division 6 have now been announced on the tannoy. They will be online shortly.

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Time 13:50 pm

The only racing crews now are Keble II, Wadham III and Chch III. Further bumps are very unlikely!

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Time 13:50 pm

Hugh's have bumped John's.

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Time 13:49 pm

Loads of clear water behind Wadham to Chch 3, the last racing crew.

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Time 13:49 pm

2 or 3 lengths behind Hugh's are Wadham

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Time 13:48 pm

Miniascule amount of space between them as they pass the race desk

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Time 13:48 pm

A canvas between St Hugh's and St John's

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Time 13:48 pm

St Hugh's close on St John's and Univ have bumped Queen's I think.

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Time 13:48 pm

St Anne's 2 have bumped Osler Green 2

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Time 13:47 pm

Exeter 2 have bumped New 3

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Time 13:47 pm

Keble exiting the gut. Lots of clear water behind them at the head of the division

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Time 13:46 pm

And they have now bumped

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Time 13:46 pm

Balliol have overlap on New

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Time 13:46 pm

Race is underway

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Time 13:41 pm

5 minute gun has been fired for women's div 5

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Time 13:36 pm

10 min til the next division. It looks like umpires are still debating the bumps from the men's division.

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Time 13:30 pm

Unfortunately it's raining. Boooooo!

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Time 13:26 pm

Women's Div 5 is due to start at 1.45

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Time 13:24 pm

Chch W3 wearing bright green hooded tops with the hoods up - an interesting look. And the launch comes past with Keble's missing blade.

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Time 13:23 pm

Tom Fowler is praising the marshals for how well they dealt with the chaos in the gut in the last division.

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Time 13:22 pm

New College spinning at Longbridges in purple tops which match their blades.

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Time 13:20 pm

Crews for women's div 5 now warming up.

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Time 13:17 pm

and St Hugh's

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Time 13:17 pm

As have St John's.

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Time 13:17 pm

Pembroke and Chch have rowed over.

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Time 13:17 pm

Apparently the incident was a collision between Wadham and Keble. Keble lost a blade somehow but I'm yet to work out the details.

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Time 13:15 pm

Mansfield half to three quarters of a length off Corpus at the bottom of the div, bottom of the green bank.

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Time 13:14 pm

St John's coming past racedesk 3 lengths clear of St Hugh's

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Time 13:14 pm

Mansfield closing very hard on Corpus

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Time 13:14 pm

Acres of clear water behind Pembroke as wadham and Univ have bumped out. Chch 3 also lots of clear water.

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Time 13:13 pm

Pembroke are exiting the gut. But we have a bit of an incident lower in the division with Wadham apparently needing some first aid.

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Time 13:12 pm

Mansfied gaining on corpus

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Time 13:12 pm

Chch 3 bumped Antonys 2

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Time 13:12 pm

Oriel 3 a canvas off Keble 3

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Time 13:11 pm

And we are underway. Wadham gaining on Univ

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Time 13:05 pm

And the 5 minute gun for men's div 6 has been fired

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Time 13:03 pm

Apologies for the technical issues with the webcam but it is back up now. 7 min to go until the next division.

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Time 12:54 pm

Bumps for Women's Div 6 are now online

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Time 12:50 pm

The launch appears to be going backwards - hmm...

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Time 12:48 pm

Men's Div 6 due to go off at 1.10, sandwich boat are Oriel III who rowed over very comfortably in Div 7.

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Time 12:47 pm

In case anyone is interested while we are waiting for men's div 6, New Zealand are 86/1 at Old Trafford...

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Time 12:43 pm

I may try and make some of the race committe do some dancing in front of the webcam in a bit...

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Time 12:41 pm

Back to men now.  Haven't seen any fun stash at Longbridges yet, which is disappointing, but hopefully they will emerge soon...

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Time 12:39 pm

Brasenose III have bpd Hertford IV, which makes Wolfson III the last racing crew

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Time 12:38 pm

Trinity II have overlap on Hertford III

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Time 12:37 pm

All very exciting coming past race desk, lots of people at half an length ans chasing hard. 

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Time 12:36 pm

Brasenose II appeared to have bumped.  Brasenose III hunting down Hertford IV

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Time 12:35 pm

Jesus have conceded to ChCh III in the Gut

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Time 12:34 pm

Brasenose are chasing Pmb III hard, all over the river

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Time 12:34 pm

Pmb IV have conceded

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Time 12:34 pm

Division has started.  Hilda's III are closing on Pmb IV

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Time 12:32 pm

The one minute gun for Women's Div 6 has just been fired

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Time 12:25 pm

Live bumpa text has just gone out for Men's Div 7

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Time 12:14 pm

The safety launch has just retrieved a sofa cushion from the racing line - would anyone like it for their soft furnishings at home??

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Time 12:13 pm

The EA Launch has ust been bumped by Hilda's ... oh dear!

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Time 12:06 pm

A Hertford Rainbow crew has just boated from Longbridges

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Time 12:06 pm

Somerville are apparently making an emergency landing on Boathouse Island, having broken their rudder in the last division

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Time 12:02 pm

Hertford are wearing plain red - less exciting

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Time 12:01 pm

Now we look forward to Women's Div 6 ... Hilda's are boating in front of me in a fetching pink and black tiger stripe kit

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Time 11:59 am

Exeter III have conceded to Magdalen IV

Last racing crew is Jesus IV

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Time 11:59 am

Exeter are rowing past, followed by Magdalen Iv going for the over bump, closing to half a length

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Time 11:57 am

Oriel III are rowing up the Green Bank, following 4 boats have bumped out

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Time 11:55 am

The start gun for Men's Div 7 has now been fired

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Time 11:54 am

the one minute gun for M7 has just been fired

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Time 11:37 am

The crews are boating for the first division

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Time 11:14 am

Set up is under way, and we're all excited about another day's racing...

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