Support Murray Edwards in the May Bumps

The Murray Edwards College Boat Club is once again ready to own the river in the annual May Bumps. A Cambridge tradition dating back to 1887, the May Bumps is THE boating event of the Easter term, attracting hundreds of spectators each day to watch the colleges kick off on the water. After a strong showing at the Champs Head race in late May, MECBC is set to have a terrific run in the Bumps this year (knock carbon-fibre reinforced plastic), with at least two very competitive boats going after blades next week. Our third boat is racing this Friday at 17:30 to qualify for a spot, so come to the river to cheer them on! Then next week, from Wednesday 15 June to Saturday 18 June, come jump and shout for all our hard-working boaties as they give their best effort faces in search of foliage-covered Bumps glory.

W1 is racing in the women's second division, and W2 is racing in the women's fourth division. However, W2 will likely have the opportunity to bump up into the third division next Friday. We'll keep you posted. Should W3 qualify, they will also be racing in the women's fourth division.

Division times are as follows:

Wednesday to Friday

Fourth division (W2 and possibly W3) – 14:30
Second division (W1) – 17:30

Saturday

Fourth division (W3) – 12:30
Third division (W2 probably) – 14:00
Second division (W1) – 15:30

There are lots of places from which to watch the Bumps. The Plough pub is a popular option, as is Fen Ditton, or any point along the towpath on the north side of the river. For more information on where to go (and restrictions on where you can go), check out the CUCBC website: http://www.cucbc.org/bumps/spectating.

We need your support! Whether you come out for all four days or just one, just knowing there are friends in the crowd makes a big difference to those in the boat.

Hope to see you all there!

Boatie love,
The Murray Edwards College Boat Club

Map: http://bit.ly/mecbcmays2011map
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Bumps Breakfast 2011

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The Committee of the MECBC cordially invites you to our annualBumps Breakfast
which will take place on the 19th of June, Suicide Sunday, 9 am – 12 am.
Please RSVP to boatclub-socials@murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk by the 1st of June. Payment by cheque £13, payable to Murray Edwards College Boat Club, to Natalie Barry by 7th June. 

Please refer to the poster attached for further details.

We look forward to seeing you there,
Boatie love,
Ola & Marina
MECBC Social Secretaries

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