The biggest event of the DCR calendar was full of close misses and drama for SJCBC!
The women's 1st VIII lost by a bowball to St Aidan's, and the novice VIII came through three rounds to finish 2nd in a tough field. The men's 1st VIII lost by half a canvas to a composite crew from three colleges and suffered a unfortunate exit at the semi finals stage of the long course college IVs due to a crash at Elvet bridge.
The competitors enjoyed being cheered on by the Regatta Blue Club, who joined us for lunch by the river and a buffet dinner later in college. Three of our alumni even raced in singles and doubles, both crews making it to finals. Later in the afternoon, the principal, David Wilkinson, joined for a boat naming ceremony of the 2nd VIII, 'Mally Yates'.