Cambridge Presentation Oar, Trophy Blade, 1961.
The oar is an original traditional Clare College (Cambridge University) presentation rowing oar tip with calligraphy and college insignia. The paint and writing on the trophy blade is in good condition.
The trophy blade reads:-
'Clare College. 2nd May Boat 1961'
Bow. B.P. Austin, 10.5
2. J.S. Cole, 11.2
3. W.S. Humphrey, 12.3
4. R.M. Greenhalch, 13.4
5. J.A.S. Harlow, 12.4
6. R.A. Reekie, 13.6
7. J.W. Westley, 11.6
Str. R.N. Williamson, 11.5
Cox. D.A. Eastburn, 9.2
Bumped:- L.M.B.C. III. Christ's II, Queens' II, Corpus Christi I.
Coaches, P.C. Moore, J.P. Ross. I.G.D. Baker, A.R. Bower.
Any crew which records four consecutive bumps is said to have 'gained their oars'. The prize being a full-size oar decorated with the names of the full crew in gold lettering on the college colours for each rower. The cox is given a decorated rudder and the coach receives a decorated wooden shield with a mock-up of the bow end of a boat.