This weekend saw the best rowing crews in Cambridge compete for the coveted Head of the Cam trophy. Cambridge ’99 Rowing Club M1 8+ won the trophy last year for being the fasted boat on the river. As they pushed off the hard outside the boathouse on Saturday they had the look of determination in holding on to their title as Head of the Cam. Despite strong competition from Clare and Downing Colleges M1 8+ boats, the ’99 rowers M1 8+ managed to retain their standing as Head of the Cam, by completing the upstream 2.6 km course in 9 minutes flat. The boat consisted of Sammi Tarling coxing, Karel Kabelik, Rob Sargent, Alex Shaw, Will Young, Rhidian Maltby, Friso van Gent, Nick Thorn, Matt Moore, and coached by Mark Hanman. Other victories on the day included Richard Reumerman and Francisco Duarte in a 2- completing the course in 10:41 minutes. They also rowed in and won the 4+ category with Richard Meadows, Iolo Squires and Jonathan Anderson coxing - completing the course in 10:41 minutes. The women’s 2x consisting of Sara Bastiani and Valentina Futoryanova completed the course in an excellent 12:01 minutes, beating the Loughborough 2x in the class above by over 30 seconds. Overall, the results from the days racing provide an outstanding start to the summer rowing season and, we look forward to taking this momentum in to our next race at Wallingford Regatta. The next time both town and gown rowers will be able to compete on the Cam will be during the annual Nines Spring Regatta on 27th May 2018.