We have recently purchased a new Hudson Ultimate Super Predator 8+ for the Men's 1st VIII which they will race for the first time in Mays 2017. This is thanks to the generosity of alumnus Mark Bicknell (matriculated 1956), to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of his Captaincy of the Club. The boat will be named Ilona Esterházy after his wife. The naming ceremony, which will be accompanied by a Champagne reception, will take place at 2:00pm in the afternoon of Saturday 27th May at the Boat House. We hope to see as many old members there as possible. After that there will be an opportunity for alumni to get back on the water for a paddle if they so wish (river closures permitting).
In the evening there is an Old Members' Guest Night in College. This is a four course meal, which is preceded by a drinks reception and followed by combination in the OCR. Alumni booking in using their dining privileges can do so for only £8. Guests are also welcome, for whom the charge is £44. We will have a CCCBC table or tables at the dinner and members of the Men's 1st VIII for Mays 2017 will also be dining. Please book in via the Development Office and mention that you would like to sit with the rowing group. Please wear your blazer if you have one.
There is no charge for attending the naming ceremony itself in the afternoon, but any donations are obviously very welcome. Please do let us know (via the Development Office) if you are attending just for the afternoon and if you would like to go on an outing so that we know numbers.