BUCS/BUSA Finals 2017

Cambridge Blue


  • Winners of BUSA 2016

    Cambridge Blue qualified directly for the Finals from the Midlands Qualifier having finished 1st. Other team successes during 2016-17 include: 1st at the Top Gun Invitational Trophy and 2nd at the Cam Cup.

    The team is composed almost entirely of engineers: Tim Gratton (4th year), Hugo Sloper- Manufacturing Engineering (4th year), George Hopes (3rd year), Catriona Wallace and Jamie Webb (2nd years). The captain, James Pinder, is a 4th year chemist. All three helms are due to graduate this year, all three crews will be returning to Cambridge next year.

    Helm Tim Gratton is aiming for a record 4th win in the BUSA finals, with a perfect streak so far.

    Training happens every weekend during term at Grafham, alongside the other Cambridge teams.

    When asked for his greatest achievement, captain James Pinder claimed it was coming 5th in the Warsash Optimist Open in 2006, a feat he has yet to top.


    Team Members

    James Pinder ©
    Jamie Webb
    Tim Gratton
    George Hopes
    Hugo Sloper
    Catriona Wallace

    Team Performance

    309 Trinity Green 3 5 6 - 1 2 4 Cambridge Blue
    295 Exeter Black 2 4 6 - 1 3 5 Cambridge Blue
    281 Swansea Green 3 4 5 - 1 2 6 Cambridge Blue
    268 Cambridge Blue 2 3 4 - 1 5 6 Exeter Blue
    254 Cambridge Blue 1 2 6 - 3 4 5 Cambridge Purple
    240 Cambridge Blue 2 3 4 - 1 5 6 Southampton Purple
    225 Bristol Red 1 5 6 - 2 3 4 Cambridge Blue
    211 Cambridge Black 3 5 6 - 1 2 4 Cambridge Blue
    198 Cambridge Blue 3 4 6 - 1 2 5 Southampton Green
    185 Cambridge Blue 2 3 5 - 1 4 6 Exeter Black
    171 Cambridge Blue 1 2 3 - 4 5 6 Swansea Green
    159 Oxford Black 3 5 6 - 1 2 4 Cambridge Blue
    141 Cambridge Blue 1 2 4 - 3 5 6 Cambridge Purple
    129 Cambridge Blue 1 2 5 - 3 4 6 Southampton Purple
    113 Cambridge Blue 1 2 5 - 3 4 6 Bristol Red
    99 Cambridge Black 1 3 4 - 2 5 6 Cambridge Blue
    87 Cambridge Blue 2 3 4 - 1 5 6 Southampton Green
    75 Exeter Black 2 4 6 - 1 3 5 Cambridge Blue
    64 Southampton White 3 4 5 - 1 2 6 Cambridge Blue
    45 Cambridge Blue 3 4 5 - 1 2 6 Trinity Green
    31 Cambridge Blue 1 2 3 - 4 5 6 Liverpool Red
    19 Cambridge Blue 1 2 5 - 3 4 6 Exeter Blue
    5 Swansea Green 3 4 5 - 1 2 6 Cambridge Blue