Oxford Cambridge Boat Race 2021
Mehr von Oxford University Women's Boat Club auf Facebook anzeigen We look forward to the season knowing that many of you who weren't able to race have Today marks the date of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. Bei einem Treffen des Cambridge University Boat Clubs am Februar fiel die Entscheidung Oxford zu einem Rennen herauszufordern. So fand das erste. März (Exact dates to be confirmed). Watch the competiton between Oxford and Cambridge universities at The Boat Race. Image courtesy of The Boat.
NavigationMehr von Oxford University Women's Boat Club auf Facebook anzeigen We look forward to the season knowing that many of you who weren't able to race have Today marks the date of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. All eyes are on beating Cambridge on 3rd April Bebb was elected as the President of the Oxford University Boat Club for the Boat Race season. Bei einem Treffen des Cambridge University Boat Clubs am Februar fiel die Entscheidung Oxford zu einem Rennen herauszufordern. So fand das erste.
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In order to protect the status of the race as a competition between genuine students, the Cambridge University Blues Committee in July refused to award a blue to and Cambridge oarsman Thorsten Engelmann , as he did not complete his academic course and instead returned to the German national rowing team to prepare for the Beijing Olympics.
According to British Olympic gold medallist Martin Cross , Boat Race crews of the early s were viewed as "a bit of a joke" by some international-level rowers of the time.
However, their standard has improved substantially since then. In a strong Oxford crew, similar to the crew who had rowed in the Boat Race, entered the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta , losing to the winning German international crew in the first round by a third of a length.
The same year, Cambridge won the Ladies Challenge Plate at the same regatta. In Cambridge were entered in the London Head of the River Race , where they should have been measured directly against the best crews in Britain and beyond.
However the event was called off after several crews were sunk or swamped in rough conditions. Cambridge were fastest of the few crews who did complete the course.
The Boat Race has been sponsored since , with the money spent mainly on equipment and travel during the training period.
The sponsors do not have their logos on the boats, but do have their logo on kit during the race. They also provide branded training gear and have some naming rights.
Boat Race sponsors have included Ladbrokes , Beefeater Gin , Aberdeen Asset Management , and the business process outsourcing company Xchanging , who sponsored the race until Xchanging also became title sponsor in November so, from the th Race until , the event was known as The Xchanging Boat Race.
Previously the crews had no sponsorship and were self funded. Newton have remained the sponsor since then and increased the amount of funding significantly.
Although the Boat Race crews are the best-known, the universities both field reserve crews. The reserves race takes place on the same day as the main race.
The Oxford men's reserve crew is called Isis after the Isis , a section of the River Thames which passes through Oxford , and the Cambridge reserve men's crew is called Goldie the name comes from rower and Boat Club president John Goldie , —, after whom the Goldie Boathouse is named.
The women's reserve crews are Osiris Oxford and Blondie Cambridge. The Henley Boat Races , usually held a week before the Boat Race, host the lightweight men's and women's races and their reserve races.
There is also an intercollegiate men's and women's race. A veterans' boat race, usually held on a weekday before the main Boat Race, takes place on the Thames between Putney and Hammersmith.
Training for the Boat Race officially begins in September, before the start of term. The first public tests are in November at the British Indoor Rowing Championships , where each university sends around 20 rowers to compete.
Both universities also send crews to the Head of the River Fours race in London, which is raced over the reverse Boat Race course, that is to say the Championship course from Mortlake to Putney.
In December, the coaches put out Trial Eights where two crews from the same university race each other over the full Boat Race course. Other trials boat names have included such pairings as Guns and Roses.
Over the Christmas period the squads go on training camps abroad, where final places for the blue boats are decided. After the final blue boat crews have been decided, they race against the top crews from the UK and abroad e.
These races are only over part of the course from Putney to Chiswick Eyot. In case of injury or illness, each university men's crew has ten extra rowers, eight in the reserve boats Isis and Goldie , and two as the spare pair.
As for the spare pair, in the week before the main event they race each other from the mile post to university stone i. In the final week, there is also an official weigh in and the average crew weights are announced.
The perceived slight advantage of being the heavier crew leads to the practice of drinking large volumes of water directly before the weigh in order to artificially increase weight for a short period of time.
Boat race became such a popular phrase that it was incorporated into Cockney rhyming slang , for "face". In the stories of P.
Wodehouse , several characters allude to Boat Race night as a time of riotous celebration presumably after the victory of the character's alma mater.
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