Saturday of Summer Eights Tomorrow
Tomorrow (Saturday 28th May) is the Saturday of the Neptune Summer Eights. This an excellent event and it would be great if as many Keble students as possible come down for what is “probably one of the single greatest days of the year!” (quote from Thomas Hunter’s description on the event facebook page).
There will be 6 Keble crews rowing:
M4 – Having been bumped on all three days so far, the Rugby beer boat needs to row over or bump tomorrow to avoid winning Spoons. The good news is that Mansfield III, the boat below them, is the weakest crew they will face. M4 will be rowing at 10:55.
M3 – A strong Keble M3 continue to move up the division having not been bumped on any of the first three days. If they successfully bump Wadham M3 tomorrow then Wadham M3 will get Spoons. M3 will be rowing at 12:10.
W2 – Keble W2 successfully bumped on Wednesday but were unlucky as they were not able to bump on Thursday or Friday due to circumstances beyond their control. On Thursday, Somerville W2 were bumped by St Hugh’s W2 meaning that Keble W2 were left unable to bump and today (Friday) a klaxon was sounded before Keble W2 could bump. Hopefully W2 will bump tomorrow. W2 will be rowing at 12:45.
M2 – Having started the competition at third place in Men’s Division IV, Keble M2 are now in Division III having successfully bumped a total of four times across the first three days (including as the sandwich boat on Thursday allowing them to be promoted). Keble M2 will win Blades if they bump Linacre M1 tomorrow when they row at 15:45.
W1 – At 6th place in Women’s Division I, Keble W1 are at their highest ever position having bumped on Wednesday and Thursday. W1 were unlucky today (Friday) as they almost bumped Christ Church but a klaxon was sounded before they were able to. If W1 bump Christ Church tomorrow, they will move into 5th place, from where they will have a chance of becoming Head of the River in Summer Eights 2017. W1 will be rowing at 17:15.
M1 – Coxed by Tintin, who was praised by none other than OURCs themselves for good coxing on Wednesday, Keble M1 is at 4th place in Men’s DIvision I having rowed over on Wednesday and bumped on Thursday and today (Friday). If they successfully bump Pembroke tomorrow, they will be even closer to becoming Head of the River in 2017. M1 will be rowing at 17:45.
There will be lemonade and Pimms for sale on Boathouse Island and there should be some food (e.g. biscuits) in the boathouse – I will be bringing some Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers down at the beginning of the day.
Walking directions to Keble Boathouse are available here. Please note that cycling is not permitted in Christ Church Meadow.