BLBC men took a top boat and a novice boat to BUCS head for the first time in history. The novices raced on the Saturday and performed exceptionally well, considering they had to get up at 1am in order to catch the bus. They came 27 th out of 35 novice VIIIs from all over the country, despite an unfortunate error from the coxswain, which led them to plough into the bank at full speed, destroying their momentum and causing bowman’s shoes to become completely detached from the footplate, rendering him unable to row. Their captain was very proud of them.
Unfortunately, the event was cancelled before the top VIII could race.