Report by: Chloe Huttner and Damien Frost
The Isis Winter League kicked-off this year with IWL A, on the 1st of November. IWL is a 1.5 km time trial, down the same stretch of the Isis used for bumps racing. Although not every College enters these races, the seniors of JCBC put a strong performance for this first, in a series of four, time trial.
The women came 5th, 6 seconds behind the first boat. The women were pleased, and are looking to give it some more power next time round.
On the men’s side, the eight came 2nd overall, 8 seconds behind the first boat. However, “to be second, is to be last”, and the men are looking forward to remedying this situation by placing themselves at the top of the rankings. In addition to the eight, the men entered a four which ranked 5th overall, a strong effort considering the tough competition in that category. In true camaraderie, the men’s coach entered a single to see how he could fair among Oxford’s rowing hopefuls. Unfortunately, he was not used to rowing the winding Isis course, and ended up getting tangled with the bank mid-way through his piece, severely hurting his time.
Overall, the seniors were very pleased with their performance and looking forward to IWL B on the 29th of November. Stay tuned!