New arrivals at ECBC…
Trinity Term 2016 saw the arrival of two new racing eights at Exeter, following a successful fundraising campaign last year. A combination of the inaugural ECBC/ExVac ergathon and two generous donations from emeritus fellow Prof Raymond Dwek and an anonymous donor allowed the club to add two brand new Filippi F42 eights to our fleet, one for each of W1 and M1.
A boat naming ceremony was held the weekend before summer eights, and saw the two eights being blessed by the chaplain, as well as singing from the choir and words from the Rector and boat club President. The ceremony, a week before Summer Eights, ended with a lap of the Isis from each of the boat club’s first crews in their new boats, and was well attended by alumni and current students alike.
The women’s eight was named Sandra D, a tribute to the wife of boat club patron and emeritus fellow Prof Raymond Dwek, and the men’s eight was named Andúril, the sword reforged to vanquish evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings.