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1970s URC Reunion
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2014 Kaiapoi Long Distance Event

4 May

Women's octuple

It must be nice as a handicapper to see that you've got it exactly right. After upwards of 30 minutes rowing over seven or so kilometres, two Union masters eights and one Cure men's crew raced side by side up the last stretch of the Kaiapoi River in the annual long distance event. The Union women were second across the line very closely followed by the men. The men were the third fastest time [27.30] and the women fifth [28.03] in a sixteen boat field. It was a great row by Union's strong novice rower contingent too in challenging conditions. It was a race of two halves – calm on the Kaiapoi River for the home run but a choppy swell on the Waimak up to the marker boat: ideal for catching crabs – which, incidentally, didn't happen! Put it down to good technique.

Novice mixed quad

Men's eight

Men's and women's rowers, Kaiapoi 2014