The weather gods smiled on Cape Coastal Rowing Club’s 2018 “Oxford-Cambridge” boat race on March 24, with ideal conditions for the 1.4km circular pursuit race (10 sec gap between boats) from the club slipway around the swing moorings. The fastest boat of the day was rowed by a composite crew comprising two members each of the visiting Oldenburg Rowing Club and CCRC, although Alfred Rowing Club took the overall inter-club competition. And there were two firsts for the Lawhill development crews who are coached by CCRC – a victory for the boys against Grassy Park Rowing Club, and a creditable performance by the girls in their first ever regatta.