CUBC will field six crews in this year’s Head of the River Fours which takes place over the Championship Course in reverse (Mortlake to Putney) on Saturday 23 November.
The six crews, racing as “Goldie”, will compete in the “Academic” category and come up against University crews from across the country, including Oxford.
Speaking ahead of the race, Chief Coach, Rob Baker said:
“The 2020 Squad is excited to race the Head of the River Fours tomorrow. After the Presidents Challenge only a few days ago, the 2020 Boat Race is firmly in our sights.
The 4’s Head is an opportunity to see where we sit against Oxford at this point in the season and test our speed in 4’s against the best Clubs and Universities in the country. We have six strong crews, it’s really exciting to be able to put out this many boats and keep our internal competition alive.”
The ‘A’ crew features four athletes who have represented Great Britain at a World Rowing U23 Championships and is coxed by Charlie Marcus, who coxed the Goldie crew to Boat Race victory earlier this year. Two of the members of the ‘B’ crew came through CUBC’s successful Development Squad. The crew also features Andrew Goff, a lightweight silver medallist at last years World Rowing Under 23 Championships, representing Ireland. The crew is to be coxed by Emily Erdos, who has joined us from the Women’s Rowing programme at Princeton, USA.
The crews selected, and their Colleges are:
In 2018, CUBC won the Academic Coxless Four and came second in the Academic Coxed Four, and they will be looking to improve on that tomorrow.