Trinity chemical engineering student Hugo Ramambason is the new President of Cambridge University Boat Club.
Hugo coxed the Men’s Blue Boat this year after coxing Goldie, the men’s reserve boat, in 2015 and 2016.
The Cambridge Men’s Blue Boat lost to Oxford this year and Hugo said he relished the opportunity to lead the squad – and battle it out again on the Tideway again in 2018. He said:
It’s a great honour to have been elected to this role by my teammates. I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to lead a strong squad through the 164th Boat Race campaign.
Hugo isn’t the only Trinity student with a burgeoning rowing career. Imogen Grant, who learned to row at Trinity, was part of the winning crew in the Women’s Blue Boat this year and the women’s reserve boat, Blondie, in 2016. Both boats rowed to convincing victories over Oxford.
The fourth-year medical student took part in the GB Rowing Team Trials earlier this year and last week won Gold in the Lightweight Women’s Quad at the Holland-Beker Regatta in Amsterdam. Imogen will represent Great Britain at the U23 World Championships this summer. Imogen said:
I am really excited to represent GB this summer after an amazing year with CUWBC. Winning at the Holland Beker was a great test of our speed and hopefully we will continue to get faster for Worlds in two weeks.