James van Oosterom Boat Launched

by Alice Oates

On Sunday 6th May the James van Oosterom boat was officially launched.

James van Oosterom (1976) was a PCBC stalwart, rowing in Pembroke’s first boat and maintaining a strong relationship with the boat club throughout his life, regularly returning to coach College boats. James sadly passed away in 2016 after an 18 month battle with leukaemia. The new eight was purchased using funds raised through Hubbub by friends and family of James, and the PCBC Association. The boat was launched on May 6th at an event attended by friends and family of James, and will now be used by M1 in the upcoming May Bumps.