With our crews back out on the water, Effy is here to fill us in on SSBC's goals for the year ahead.

Last Lent, Sidney Sussex Boat Club (SSBC)'s first women's crew (W1) smashed 3 bumps, while the first men's crew (M1) stormed through with 2. Sidney's second women's crew (W2) had luck on their side and secured themselves a total of 5 bumps. This won W2 a blade and made SSBC the winners of the Marconi Cup!


W2 won a blade after securing 5 bumps

As a club we were ecstatic, and despite COVID restrictions the following term, we were determined to maintain our fighting spirit. Virtual bumps went ahead, we followed this up with fitness challenges to keep our crews busy during lockdown and finished off the summer with a charity fundraiser. The summer of 2020 was full of trying times, but our committee have been working overtime to make this academic year as excellent as ever.

Three weeks into term now, we’re off to a flying start. We were determined to get our crews safely back on the water, and we can successfully say that we are back and better than ever. We have 4 senior boats and 6 novice boats currently on the river, making this uptake the largest in years.  

Short term, our goals are to maintain safe training, and generally look out for one another to keep our crews happy and healthy. Long term, (and COVID permitting) we are looking to plan a training camp in Henley this Easter. This is super exciting for the committee, and we are preparing for the possibility of running an alumni dinner to thank our phenomenal ex-members.

In trying times like these there’s nothing more important than attitude and perspective. As a club we are taking on this year with teamwork, positivity and hope. Let’s keep everyone safe out there.

Yeah Sidney!

Written by Effy, SSBC’s Publicity Officer

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