Reading Town Regatta Win!

On Saturday 28th June, a crew of four from CCCBC competed at Reading Town Regatta. Having borrowed the apropriately named ‘Olivia’ (obviously a tribute to the bow-girl Olivia Elder) from Reading RC, thanks to coach David Locke and his seemingly infinite rowing-world connections, the four rowed up to the regatta site to compete against Bryanston School.

Despite the novelty of rowing (and coxing) in a bow-loader, the four, composed of Alice Lattey (Stroke), Clare Franklin (3), Cora Salkovskis (2) and Olivia Elder (Bow) and Zack Hall (Cox), sped to victory over their opponents and finished the day with a set of pots to take home and furnish their living rooms.

Particularly pleasing for the girls was the fact that, for half the boat, this was to be their last race for Corpus. Clare and Olivia will unfortunately be leaving us this year, but are going out on a high, with rather shiny trophies under their belts.

Corpus Women row in Osiris and the Blue Boat to victory over the light Blues

Chloe Farrar rows at 5-seat of Osiris in the Reserves Race. Pictured here pushing away from Cambridge. Photo by Jasmine Ramsay Gray

Corpus’ very own Chloe Farrar (ex-Captain) and Laura Savarese were part of the winning squad which rowed the dark blues to victory over their Cambridge counterparts in the Henley Women’s Boat Races on Sunday 30th April. Chloe, who rowed at the 5-seat of Osiris in the reserves race, and Laura, at 6-seat of the Blue Boat, are both current students at Corpus and will hopefully join us next term for Summer Eights. If we ask nicely enough…

We are immensely proud of the girls and wish the men all the best in their upcoming race on the 6th April. There will be a substantial Corpus contingent cheering them on from the banks in London, so if you’re planning on coming down and joining us do let me know via email (

Corpus Women row WEHORR

Crew from bow: Francesca Cioni, Jemma Gibbard, Nicola Oldroyd, Alice Lattey, Maria Langslow, Cora Salkovskis, Clare Franklin, Olivia Elder, James Marsden

The Women’s Eights Head of the River Race, on Saturday 15th March saw near 300 boats from across the country and from elite international clubs race on the tideway, rowing from Chiswick to Putney Pier. For some of the Corpus crew, this was their longest race, at 6.8km. With a little help from the fantastic Nicola Oldroyd at 3-seat, Corpus W1 ranked 129th, making them the second fastest Oxford college on the river, beating numerous first and second division crews who will no doubt be watching their backs come Summer Eights. Well done girls!

Further results can be found here:

Launch and finish parties for London row

The CCCBC women’s row to London is just 2 weeks away and we would like to invite you all to our launch and finish events.  There will be a free BBQ and a jazz band to send us on our way, so please join us at

Head of the River pub on Sunday 23rd June, 10.30am

and/or at The Dove on Wednesday 26th June, 3.30pm

For more information please see here

M1 win Blades!

M1 Win Blades!

In last week’s Summer VIIs, M1 bumped every day, catching New II, St. Hugh’s, Merton and Queen’s to secure blades!

Red Flag Problems

Sadly the Isis has been red flag for over a week now, which has hit Corpus preparations before Summer Eights. Everyone is hoping that the river will calm down as quickly as possible, but in the meantime Land training is the name of the game. Everyone loves those ergs.

Committee Handover

The results of the annual boat club elections are as follows:

President: Alex Law

Treasurer: Clare Franklin

Secretary: Caroline Ellard

The incoming committee would like to thank the outgoing committee for all the hard work they put in over the course of the last year and are looking forward to building on their achievements!

Forza Corpus!

Tortoise Fair Charity Event

On Sunday, May 22, one of the biggest events of Corpus’s social calendar took place; the Tortoise Fair. Amongst the face-painting and food was the Boat Club’s own charity stall, ‘Guess the Name of the Tortoise’, raising money for local charity Reading Quest. With possibly the cutest ever cuddly tortoise up for grabs, the stall was one of the most popular at the whole fair and most of the possible names (Chaucer? Cosmo? Chapman?) were guessed by the many hopefuls.

By the end of the day, we managed to raise a fantastic £70 for Reading Quest. Congratulations to Eva Butkovicova who correctly guessed the Tortoise’s name as Boris!

We hope that the money raised will make a real difference to the charity and we are already looking forward to planning more charity events!