BUCS 2017 Day I – Crew Announcement

Tomorrow on Saturday 29th, The Men’s 1st VII+, Beginner IV+ & WInt2- shall take to the water, in what shall be a thrilling show of the club’s progress. Having recently returned from Portugal training camp, tomorrow’s crews will be eager to test themselves for the first regatta of the season.

Words From Coach Bromley

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It’s a very exciting time for UCLBC as we look towards BUCS and the crews we have entered. From beginner to senior we have competitive crews at all levels who will be looking to leave a mark on their competition. Since January there has been a huge effort from the athletes to make strength gains and improve their speed and technique, with two training camps and countless hundreds and thousands of kilometres rowed. At our recent training camp in Portugal a number of crews were pushing harder and going faster than they ever have, which is a reflection on the hard work put in.

The Men’s squad really have a point to prove. The Beginner men have struggled with illness and injury and have had to scratch one of their main potential medallist boats. The Beginner 4+ will have the biggest point to prove, and there will be some guys who are out injured or ill who are looking on and hoping the boys do them proud on the water. The Senior men have been mixing it with some big University programs this season, punching well above their weight and getting scalps left, right and centre. With four boats entered, it’s our most competitive Senior Men’s squad in 5 years. Boat to watch: Men’s Beginner 4.

– Matt Bromley, UCLBC Coach

 

Lineup

Women’s Coxless Pair / Intermediate / TT @08:35

Men’s IV+ / Beginner / TT @9:40

Men’s VIII+ / Intermediate / TT @10:15

Portugal Camp 2017: The Road to BUCS Regatta from University College London BC on Vimeo.