Skip to main content
Menu
22 June 2021

Latest News

St Hugh’s Men’s First Boat creates history at Summer Torpids

Congratulations to St Hugh’s Men’s First Boat who not only won blades but also made history by reaching the highest position ever reached on the river by a St Hugh’s men’s crew since men’s rowing began at the College.

St Hugh’s Boat Club is celebrating the tremendous performances of both of its men’s and women’s crews in this year’s Summer Torpids. Matthew Clark, St Hugh’s Boat Club President said “While the boathouse island felt eerily quiet for the last day of Trinity rowing, it felt really special to be able to round out a year like this with the usual celebrations at the boathouse and dinner. I think it stands as a real testament to the boat club at Hugh’s that we were able to not only field four racing crews in a year where several colleges struggled with two, but that we could build on successes and squad depth at all levels of the club. A big thank you to all of the fans who have been cheering us on, as well as the amazing captains and committee that make this all possible!”

Below is a summary of the teams’ races below:

  • W1 – falling foul of a blades-winning Merton W1 sandwich boat, W1 were unfortunately bumped, but will retain their position towards the top of Division 3 when we return to the usual division sizes, finishing 28th on the river (-1; overall -3).
  • M1 – bump for BLADES – a historic moment for M1, seizing the opportunity to take Brasenose at the gut for blades and to finish 20th on the river. Not only will this see the crew into Division 2 for next year’s divisions with the insertion of 2 absent first boats above, but also marks the highest place that St Hugh’s M1 has ever been in Torpids (+1; +4).
  • W2 – Went +2, bumping Christchurch II, Mansfield II and Pembroke II, but being bumped by University II.
  • M2 – bumped – under pressure from a blades-winning Pembroke M3, M2 conceded at the gut for another scenic power-piece to the finish line.

Below is a collection of photographs taken from the Summer Torpids. From left to right, Men’s 1stTeam; Aerial men’s 1st team; Women’s 2nd team; Men’s 2nd team; Women’s 1st team; Women’s & Men’s 2nd teams.

You can follow St Hugh’s Boat Club on Facebook here, Twitter: @StHughsBoatClub and Instagram: @sthughsboatclub

Share this post

Related News Posts

Join us at the Belcher Colloquium: Writing Between Empires in the Long Nineteenth Century 
We invite you to join us at St Hugh's College for the Belcher Colloquium entitled, "Writing Between Empires in the Long Nin...
Read More
St Hugh’s crews celebrate performances at Summer Eights 2022
We were delighted to be able to welcome alumni back to College to celebrate St Hugh's Boat Club's (SHBC) recent successes and to cheer on the crews at...
Read More
Congratulations to Zoë Billingham, CBE who has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022
We are delighted to offer our congratulations to St Hugh's alumna, Zoë Billingham (PPE, 1983) who has been awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Hono...
Read More