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  The Boat Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford (Oxford University Boat Club) and the University of Cambridge (Cambridge University Boat Club).
The first race was in 1829 and it has been held annually since 1856 with the exception of the two world wars.
This happened to during the race to Cambridge in 1859 and 1978, and to Oxford in 1925 and 1951.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boat_Race   (2055 words)

 Boat race (game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A boat race is a drinking game between (usually) two teams of equal numbers.
The boat race is the prestige team event in Beer Olympics.
This is in honour of the famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, after which this game is named.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boat_Race_(game)   (546 words)

 Boat Race - definition of Boat Race in Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
The first race was in 1829 and it has been held annually since 1856 with the exception of the war years.
The 2003 race was amongst the closest in history, with Oxford winning by less than a foot.
encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Boat_Race   (748 words)

 E-MAGAZINE -- BOAT FEVER - The Thrill Of The Race
Boat racing has been a part of Thai culture for centuries, and regattas are held in various parts of the country.
In the southern provinces, the Korlae and long boat races have been organized annually in Narathiwat Province since 1976 in honour of Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family during their visits to the South.
The outside of the boat is also waxed to reduce drag and increase the ease with which the vessel glides through the water.
www.tatnews.org /emagazine/2005.asp   (531 words)

 Boat race (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Race was a significant issue during apartheid in South Africa.
A race for the horse with a jockey.
Racing a horse with a jockey on a racetrack.
www.serebella.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/article-Boat_race.html   (1030 words)

 Nehru Trophy boat race - Vallamkali
The annual boat races often become the platform for providing the physique and muscle power of the people of a particular locality (kara) of Kuttanadu.The selection of oarsmen and maintenance of boats are made in such an impeccable manner that the performance will be superb.
The boat proceeded to the boat jetty carrying the Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his return to Delhi in december 1952, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru donated a silver trophy which is a replica of a snake boat placed on a wooden abacus.
The boat clubs and the boat race lovers of the locality who are the inspiring spirit behind the boat races have to spend lacks of rupees for presenting an impeccable performance in the race.
www.kairaly.net /kai_boatrace.htm   (1068 words)

 Dragon boat racing: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
A dragon boat is a very long and narrow human powered boat used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing....
During race events dragon boats are festooned with decorative dragon[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] heads and tails.
The paddlers can feel the response of the boat to their strokes through their paddles (if they are experienced) and will adjust their reach and catch of the blade tip to the acceleration of the hull through the water.
www.absoluteastronomy.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/d/dr/dragon_boat_racing.htm   (3568 words)

 Boat Race Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The first Boat Race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge took place in 1829, the year of the founding of the Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC).
The Boat Race remains unique not simply because of its national and international profile, but because, despite the changes of the last hundred years, it remains as it was in the outset, a private race between eighteen young men (and sometimes women*) from the two most famous universities in the world.
The 1998 Cambridge crew was the tallest and heaviest in the history of the race.
users.ox.ac.uk /~quarrell/BRcollection   (460 words)

 The Boat Race: About Oxford University - University of Oxford central web pages
The first boat race was the result of a challenge issued to Oxford by Cambridge in 1829.
The second race was staged in 1836 when Cambridge adopted their own light blue, and was rowed on a five and three-quarter mile stretch of the Thames between Westminster and Putney.
The race is held in March or early April, after the captain of the previous year's losing team issues a formal challenge.
www.ox.ac.uk /aboutoxford/boatrace.shtml   (602 words)

 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, UK
Boat Race between eights from the two oldest universities in England takes place annually in late March or early April and is televised on BBC TV.
Olympic course with the competitors often facing formidable waves and bitter winds - the race has never been cancelled due to bad weather - and the whole event is over in just 20 minutes, a fact that belies the six months of sweat and toil the teams put in in preparation for the big day.
Boat Race was on Saturday, 29th March at 4 p.m.
archive.comlab.ox.ac.uk /other/rowing/ox-cam.html   (335 words)

 Rowing - Free Encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Rowing is a speed sport in narrow wooden or composite boats, where the athlete sits on a sliding seat above the water level and faces backwards, using oars operating as levers of the second type to move the boat.
Rowing boats (or similar vessels) have been around for centuries, but before the 18th century, there is little mention of boat races.
The rower levers the boat past the tip of the blade by the action of straightening the legs while the body remains leaned forward and the arms remain straight.
www.wacklepedia.com.cob-web.org:8888 /r/ro/rowing.html   (1360 words)

 The Boat Race - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about The Boat Race (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Annual UK rowing race between the crews of Oxford and Cambridge universities.
The Boat Race was first held in 1829 from Hambleden Lock to Henley Bridge.
Including the 2002 race, it has been staged 148 times; Cambridge has 77 wins, Oxford 70, and there was one dead heat in 1877.
encyclopedia.farlex.com.cob-web.org:8888 /The+Boat+Race   (158 words)

 Boat Race - Steer a boat through a virtual obstacle course to achieve a course speed record in this Flash-based game.
Boat Race - Steer a boat through a virtual obstacle course to achieve a course speed record in this Flash-based game.
Well, this is a fun and skilled based boat racing game where the object of the game is to reach the finish line in the shortest possible time without hitting any of the marks or the beach.
You will have to watch out, as the boat is totally dependent on the direction of the wind.
boat-race.freeonlinegames.com   (153 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Historic boat race to Alaska fights to stay afloat
Race coordinator Don Larson, stepping off his 47-foot trawler, Tewasi, with wife Carolie, says the race is "a big time commitment." The Gig Harbor couple purchased the Tewasi in 1994.
After unsuccessful attempts to recruit enough boats in 2001 and 2003, the sponsoring International Power Boat Association, of which Larson is vice-commodore, decided to hold the event this year no matter how few boats entered, and then pull the plug.
Boating has also been a lifestyle for Brian and Angela Carlson, who married in 1998 and lived on a sailboat in Bellingham before purchasing the Bolinder in 2000.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2002292905_boatrace30.html?syndication=rss   (1569 words)

The race was later moved to Westminster but boat racing still plays a part at Henley who now stage the Henley Royal Regatta.
The Oxford and Cambridge boat race is also part of the social season and is attended by debutantes and society on the social circuit.
The official history of the first 150 Boat Races is available in a fascinating book, called the Battle of the Blues, which is accompanied by a CD with lots of stats and background material.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/cambridge_oxford_thames_boat_race.htm   (1726 words)

 Onam Vallamkali,Snake Boat Race,Vallamkali Boat Race,Snake Boat Race in Kerala
The boat is treated as a deity and a holds a lot of emotional value for the village folk.
The boat race is conducted on a stretch of 40 kilometers from the hills to the low lying plains on the fifth day of Onam.
Each boat comprises of 150 men of which four are helsmen, 25 men are singers and 125 are the actual oarsmen.
www.onamfestival.org /vallamkali-boat-race.html   (1114 words)

 nehru trophy boat race kerala, kerala snake boat race, kerala fairs & festivals, kerala festivals & fairs, fairs of ...
Several Boat races are taking place in several parts of Kuttanad and other parts of Alleppey.
Many different kinds of country-boats like Iruttukuthy, Veppu and Churulan also participate in the race; women and students also compete in the events over a distance of 4850 ft. The beautiful scenery of the race area together with the exciting snake-boat race, will ever remain a cherished memory for the onlookers.
Nehru Trophy Boat Race, the renowned aquatic spectacle which manifests a rosy sprout of tourism, if nourished and nurtured in proper perspective, will give a sure and steady boost to the growth of tourism in Alleppey.
www.travel-kerala.com /kerala-boatraces.htm   (450 words)

 Milk Carton Boat.com: Your Source for Milk Carton Boat Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Boats will again be racing from west to east, with the starboard side of your boat facing the shoreline.
This year will be the fourth year Minneapolis' famed Milk Carton Boat Races are back at Lake Calhoun, their home for the boat races from 1971 to 1982.
The boat races are like wrapping on a Christmas present -- they exist for a short period of time, bring a smile to your face, then disappear.
www.milkcartonboat.com   (474 words)

 Cardboard Boat Race
The boats will make one complete lap around the course and will have completed the race when all the crew and at least 80% of the boat cross the finish line.
If you are unable to control the heading of your boat and appear to be heading out of the race area, stop paddling or rowing and grab the line attached to the buoys.
Please use caution as you leave the racecourse, others may still be racing and they may not have as much control over their vessel as you did.
tampaps.org /cardboard.htm   (988 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Boat Race (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.georgetown.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Members of both teams are traditionally known as blues and the boats as blue boats, with Cambridge being represented as light blue, and Oxford as dark blue.
In addition, there were four unofficial boat races held during World War II away from London - 1940 (Henley-on-Thames), 1943 (Sandford-on-Thames), 1944 (River Ouse, Ely), and 1945.
Famous participants in the race include Lord Snowdon (Cambridge 1950), Colin Moynihan (Oxford 1977), and Hugh Laurie (Cambridge 1980).
www.reference.com.cob-web.org:8888 /browse/wiki/Boat_Race   (1069 words)

 Dragon Boat West
Dragon Boat West is an interactive web site delivering dragon boat news, events, race results and a discussion forum for the growing community of dragon boat paddlers in Greater Vancouver and its surrounding regions.
Our goal is to provide a venue for dragon boat paddlers, organizers and volunteers to discuss anything that relates to the sport of dragon boat racing.
This year's Sabah Dragon Boat race is expected to be bigger with participation from foreign teams such as Japan and Brunei.
www.dragonboatwest.net   (466 words)

The races are seen to be important vehicles in promoting cultural exchange and strengthening friendly ties between countries and are actively supported by the participating countries.
With the growing popularity of the event, in September 1999, the first international boat race was held on the Chao Phraya River near the Rama IX Bridge in Bangkok.
Powered by 55 paddlers, the race between Theppaitoon from Phitsanuloke, Sornsuwan from Ang Thong, Chao Mae Pradoothong from Chonburi, Chao Mae Langsuan from Chumphon, Thepnorasingh 88 from Saraburi, Sriyanont from Nakhon Pathom, Saoduangkaeow from Singh Buri and Mukdahan from the province of Mukdahan.
www.tatnews.org /events/events/sep/2357.asp   (681 words)

 Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival - Race Information: Official Rules
Race times and lanes will be assigned within these three divisions by a random draw, unless there is a special request for teams to race each other (e.g.
A team that is racing lower division could get a time that puts them in the low end of the Silver Category (and not in the finals).
The Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival may accept late submission of waivers at its discretion; however, waivers must be read, understood, signed and witnessed well in advance of any on-water activity.
www.lakesuperiordragons.com /race/admin_rules   (1202 words)

 Cardboard Boat Race
Originally, the race was a rowdy beer-guzzling event between local yachtsmen who had never owned a boat but who were rumored to have stepped onto a boat at some time.
The Cardboard Boat Race is open to all contestants who wish to try their skill in boat building.
The boats can have a wooden frame with only three board feet per contestant, but must use cardboard for the body of the boat (we can send you the rules).
www.oxfordmd.com /boatbumsinternational/cardboard_boat_race.htm   (436 words)

 The Boat Race 1999
A gloomy drizzly day put some of the crowds off, and the Embankment was not as full as usual, but otherwise Boat Race day dawned the same as usual, a bizarre mixture of tension and total normality.
In traditional TV form, the toss was made with the 1829 gold sovereign (Duncan Clegg, race organiser, standing over to ensure it wasn't lost down a drain), and Cambridge won, choosing Surrey, favoured in mid-race.
Oxford, on Middlesex, were off very slick, hitting a rapid 41 at the end of their wind, but Cambridge had a better second ten, and as they settled at the end of the moored boats, showed a couple of seats in the lead.
www.total.rowing.org.uk /boatrace99.html   (1422 words)

 The Boat Race Game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Form teams (crews) of five including the skipper (identified by cap or colour band) to ensure that ‘boats’ are not overcrowded.
The race marshall observes that each member enters the safety zone correctly and records the time taken for each crew to complete the task successfully.
At the conclusion all crews are checked by the race marshall to ensure that life jackets are correctly fitted.
www.safeboating.org.au /Boating/Kids_in_Boats/Boat_race_game.asp   (333 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Boat Race 2004 | Cambridge win Boat Race
Oxford lost a length after both boats clashed on the Fulham bend and never looked likely to regain the ground, despite a brave effort.
The result pushes Cambridge into a 78-71 lead in the series with one race in 1877 ending in a dead heat.
The race proved to be a nightmare for Oxford, whose bowman Chris Kenelly stopped rowing twice in quick succession.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport1/hi/other_sports/boat_race_2004/3572649.stm   (372 words)

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