The last few weeks have been a whirl wind of success and development for Cambridge ‘99s Rowing Club, in particular for the men’s first boat. At the end of June the men's first boat went to Marlow Regatta at Dorney Lake and came away as the 3rd fastest boat in their event - tier 2 eights - with Eton College and Royal Shrewsbury School taking 1st and 2nd place overall. The men completed the 2000 meter course in 5:53 seconds. The following week the men's crew went to Henley Royal Regatta Qualifiers to compete against 26 other crews for 1 of the 10 positions in the Thames Challenge Cup. The crew successfully qualified showing how seasons of hard work and training together have created a strong unit. Last weekend saw Nines being drawn against Agecroft Rowing Club in competing for the Thames Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta, one of . The crew consisting of Adam Wright, Karel Kabelik, Friso Van Gent, Alex Shaw, William Young, Matthew Moore, Robert Sargent, Nicholas Thorn, coxed by Sammi Tarling and coached by Mark Hanman put on an impressive performance during the race. They stayed in contact with the other crew for the majority of the 2112 meter long course, coming in 5 seconds behind Agecroft. The results of these races over the last 3 weeks, have shown how Nines has been developing and growing as club to become competitive on the national and international stage of rowing.