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HHBC: Lent Term update

Rowing at Hughes is not just about The Boat Race – it’s about hundreds of people finding a new and inspiring passion.

Our rowers have gone onto represent their college, University and even their country – and 90% of our rowers had never rowed before coming to Cambridge.

With thanks to HHBC’s Isabella Morse for a run-down of this term’s rowing highlights.

Lent term this year has been busy – and full of exciting races for the Hughes Hall Boat Club. After a few successful races at the start of the term, we entered Lent Bumps season. Both of our top crews raced for 4 days and impressed us all with their speedy starts and strong determination.

Hughes Hall’s Men’s first Boat racing in the Newnham Head

Our women finished the week at the same station where they started, and our men fought hard against other competitive crews to finish only two stations down. Unfortunately, due to the rainy weather and flooded river, our lower crews were unable to race.

Our women continued their strong racing streak, with four of our incredible W1 rowers competing in Winter League in a quad and our W2 women joining forces with Lucy Cavendish to enter the Talbott Cup.

Hughes Hall’s Women’s first boat racing on the last day of Lent Bumps.

Our men’s crew also competed in Winter League and ventured out to the Tideway in London twice this term. In Hammersmith Head, M1 finished first in their division, and they came back for another strong performance at Head of the River on March 23rd.

The Men’s second boat crew – pictured after Newnham head.

We are also extremely proud to have three Hughes Hall rowers in the Men’s Blue Boat for the Boat Race. We will be there to cheer them on from the banks of the Thames on March 30th!

The Women’s second boat crew pictured after the Newnham head.

We are looking forward to an exciting Easter term with lots of new rowers still joining the club, and hopefully with better weather! For more on the Hughes Hall Boat Club: https://hugheshallrowing.wordpress.com

To follow their progress on social media: www.instagram.com/hugheshallboatclub