Let Slip the Dogs of Oar: The Cambridge Women’s Trial Eights
8 January 2022
By Tim Koch
Tim Koch catches a passing glimpse of the Cambridge women’s trials.
The Cambridge Women’s trial race, due to be held on 21 December along with the men‘s, was delayed due to a case of COVID within the squad but finally took place on 6 January. Due to the rescheduling, there was no live stream or press boat but there were tweets from the umpire’s launch, and I managed to take a few pictures standing opposite Harrods.
Between Hammersmith and the finish, the Tweets read:
St. Paul’s: Woody ahead by 1/2 length.
End of the Eyot, Woody leads by a length.
At Chiswick Pier, Woody holds their length but is told to move to Middlesex.
Woody moved to 1/2 length of open water over Buzz.
At Barnes, Woody maintains the lead but both crews are warned back to their stations.