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  Boat Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Boat Race is a rowing race between the rowing clubs of the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.
Cambridge challenged Oxford to a race, and the challenge was repeated the next year.
Legend in Oxford has it that the judge, "Honest John" Phelps, was asleep under a bush as the crews came by leading him to announce the result as a "dead heat to Oxford by four feet", but this is not borne out by contemporary reports.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oxford_and_Cambridge_Boat_Race   (1364 words)

 The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The annual rowing race between the crews of the boating clubs of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge is the rowing event which attracts most attention in Britain.
Boat races had begun to be held at both universities around 1815 and in 1820 Trinity College at Oxford was the first Oxbridge college to establish a rowing club.The first race was held in 1829 when the Cambridge University Boat Club challenged Oxford.
In 1927 a boat race for women students was held over a course of half a mile.
www.cultural-resources.co.uk /4res/38sp.html   (467 words)

 Boat Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The first race was in 1829 and it has been held annually since 1856 with the exception of the war years.
In addition, there were four unofficial boat races held during World War II away from London - 1940 (Henley-on-Thames), 1943 (), 1944 (River Ouse, Ely), and 1945.
Both universities also send crews to the race in London which is raced in reverse over the Boat Race course.
www.eastcleveland.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Oxford_and_Cambridge_Boat_Race   (1105 words)

 The Boat Race: About Oxford University - University of Oxford central web pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oxford arrived at the Mile mark half a second ahead of their rival, and at the Hammersmith Bridge, with the bend now in their favour, increased their lead to a length.
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.
Cambridge sank in 1859 and 1978, Oxford in 1925 and 1951, whilst both boats went down in 1912 when the race was started in half a gale.
www.ox.ac.uk /aboutoxford/boatrace.shtml   (646 words)

 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
April 6th saw the 149th boat race, last year Oxford (The Dark Blues) beat Cambridge by two seconds to win after being neck and neck for most of the race.
This race is the most famous of the varsity matches and one of the most popular televised sporting events in Great Britain.
Cambridge overall have won 77 races and Oxford 70 with one controversial dead heat in 1877.
www.thestudentzone.com /articles/boatrace.html   (267 words)

 The Boat Race
Oxford won the 2005 Boat Race, sponsored by Xchanging, by two lengths in 16:42.
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.
Cambridge make their debut this weekend (1-3 October) in the prestigious Canal Cup.
www.theboatrace.org   (220 words)

 CNN/SI - World Rowing - Internationals dominate Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race - Monday March 29, 1999 03:58 PM
Cambridge covered the 4 1/4-mile course (6,840 meters) in 16 minutes, 19 seconds last year to break the race record, set by Oxford in 1984, by 29 seconds.
The Boat Race is one of the major events on the British sporting calendar and is broadcast live on the BBC to millions of viewers around the world.
On the Oxford crew, Crotty is also a boat race rookie but has competed internationally for the United States in 1997 and '98.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /more/rowing/world/news/1999/03/29/oxford_cambridge   (652 words)

 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Races, UK
Boat Race (Sunday, 27 March 2005) between eights from the two oldest universities in England takes place annually in late March or early April.
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.museophile.org /rowing/ox-cam.html   (365 words)

 Oxford Cambridge Boat Race - Things to do in London - All in London
The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race is a rowing race between Oxford and Cambridge University students.
The race was first held between the universities in 1829- from 1856 the event has been held annually, with the exception of the war years.
Entrants to the race have to be students at the relevant University to be applicable- such is the prestige of the boat race that for years there have been questions raised as to whether some students gain access to these institutions based on their rowing ability and not their academic achievements.
www.allinlondon.co.uk /oxford-cambridge-boat-race.php   (303 words)

 Regatta Online - Boat Race
Oxford had Cambridge under serious pressure for the first mile of the 144th Boat Race, but came out of a serious clash struggling to maintain rhythm and momentum as the tallest and heaviest crew in history flicked into top gear to add record-breaking to their statistics.
Cambridge's Cox, Alistair Potts, yelled "go, go, go" as blades went bang, bang, bang, and suddenly the Light Blues, on the outside Surrey station and level with Oxford at the Mile signal, were two seats up.
Cambridge have extended their wins to six in a row, taken the last trophy under the sponsorship of Beefeater Gin, and brought the sub-16 minute Boat Race within grasp.
www.regatta.rowing.org.uk /107-boatrace.html   (545 words)

 USATODAY.com - Oxford edges Cambridge in Boat Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
LONDON (AP) — Oxford won Sunday's university Boat Race on the Thames, defeating Cambridge by about 1 foot in the closest finish of a competition that began in 1829.
Oxford captured the 4 1/4-mile race from Putney Bridge to Chiswick Bridge despite rowing with a weight disadvantage of 15 pounds per man. The unofficial winning time was 18 minutes, 6 seconds.
The 1877 race was recorded as tie though the crews finished six feet apart, the BBC reported.
www.usatoday.com /sports/2003-04-06-boat-race_x.htm   (196 words)

 screenonline: Practising for the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race (1897)
An unidentified boat crew watched by crowds, followed by the Cambridge crew practising for the 1897 University Boat Race.
The first shot, of a Boat Race crew watched by crowds as they carry their boat to the river, has not been identified, though it is believed that it does not depict either of the 1897 crews.
The second shot is now assumed to be of the Cambridge crew practising for the race, shot in March 1897 by actuality pioneer Birt Acres, probably from the stern of the 'Hibernia'.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/720263   (164 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Boat Race 2003 | Oxford win Boat Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But Oxford, stroked by president Matt Smith, held on for their 71st victory in a time of 18 minutes six seconds, thanks to a sprint finish that saw them hit 40 strokes per minute.
Cambridge were forced to make an 11th-hour substitution after bow-man Wayne Pommen was injured in collision with a launch on Friday.
Cambridge, an average of 7kg per man heavier than their counterparts, appeared sluggish by comparison for much of the race.
news.bbc.co.uk /sport2/hi/other_sports/boat_race_2003/2921361.stm   (387 words)

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Cambridge sent an official challenge to Oxford and the tradition of the previous-year’s losing team challenging the winning team for a rematch was born.
Boats complete the course in 20 minutes on average, with the record held by Cambridge at 16:19 set in 1998.
Cambridge holds a 77-70 all-time edge in the race with one dead heat in 1877.
www.uwbadgers.com /misc/printer/printer.aspx?story_id=2003_03_11_10_13_55_mcrw   (516 words)

 Travelsleuth's Diary: March, Page 3
The Boat Race is usually preceded the Saturday before by the unheralded Head of the River on the Mortlake to Putney stretch of the Thames.
The annual Boat Race between the two university sides has been held since 1829, and began with a challenge proposed by two friends, Charles Merival (at Cambridge) and Charles Wordsworth, nephew of the poet William Wordsworth (at Oxford).
Cambridge may have won more races than Oxford (and once, in 1877, there was a dead heat), but each year the event brings out the deep competitive streak between England's two most famous Universities as if nothing mattered more than victory.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/food_travel_UK/89967   (1854 words)

 BBC - Oxford - Sport Index - The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Cambridge win a controversial 150th Boat Race, ending two years of Oxford dominance.
The Boat Race is the annual rowing contest between England's two oldest and most famous universities.
The Oxford and Cambridge crews recreate the only race not to take place on the Thames.
db.bbc.co.uk /oxford/sport/rowing/boat_race_2004/index.shtml   (255 words)

 BBC News | Sport | Oxford or Cambridge: The Boat Race approaches   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The University Boat Race, also known as the Battle of the Blues because of the light and dark shades sported by the teams, is the most important rowing event of the year.
Cambridge responded by steering so close to the opposition that their blades were churning the same water.
Oxford's early rhythm was disrupted and they failed to pull clear.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/sport/newsid_69000/69663.stm   (477 words)

 The 148th Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At around 2:30pm, the main Oxford and Cambridge crews came into view, and the crowds on the north bank of the river get excited.
The Oxford crew celebrate, and wave to the boathouse on the north bank, to the west of Chiswick Bridge.
The Isis crew carry the winning Oxford boat away from the river to the applause of spectators at the Mortlake Anglian and Alpha Boat Club boathouse.
www.mykreeve.net /london/boat_race_2002   (345 words)

 BBC SPORT | Other Sport | Rowing | Oxford capture Boat Race success
Oxford's victory made up for their controversial defeat after a clash on the Fulham bend 12 months ago and makes it three wins in the last four races.
Oxford cox Acer Nethercott, who was part of last year's squad and was blamed in some quarters for the incident between the sides during the race, was delighted to have made amends.
Cambridge's Goldie won the reserve race in a record time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds, beating Dark Blue boat Isis by five lengths in a time three seconds faster than the main race.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/sport1/hi/other_sports/rowing/4384241.stm   (458 words)

 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Oxford takes big weight advantage into Boat Race
LONDON –; Oxford takes the heaviest crew in history into Sunday's 151st edition of the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race.
Oxford beat the previous weight record – set by Cambridge in 1998 –; by 7 pounds per man.
Two years ago, Oxford won the closest Boat Race in history despite a weight disadvantage of 15 pounds.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/20050322-0902-boatrace.html   (268 words)

 Oxford & Cambridge boat race | 2005 | Fulham | Hammersmith | Barnes
Setting off from Putney Bridge the prestigious race takes in Fulham, Hammersmith and Barnes before ending at Chiswick Bridge and as one of the only free sporting spectacles to take place all year it's well worth getting down early for a good spot to watch the race from.
After the race the partying begins - whether the team you were backing won or not this is a great time to celebrate in one of the many local pubs along the course.
Cambridge won the race last year and 2003's race was the closet in history with Oxford taking the trophy by just a few foot so this year is undoubtedly going to be close run with Oxford looking for a comeback.
www.myhammersmith.co.uk /hammersmith&shepherdsbush/arts-boat-race.htm   (313 words)

 Top 10 : Oxford And Cambridge Boat Race - Guide to the Best Restaurants, Bars & Pubs along the Thames - Fluid ...
The first race was staged in 1829 but it was not until 1845 that it was moved to the present stretch of the Thames between Putney and Mortlake.
Middle of the race - Mobbed when Fulham are playing at home this old pub serves up great food and (providing you're sitting at the tables outside) offers a great view as the Oxford and Cambridge crews approach the Surrey bend.
Middle of the race - Packed on race day which is not surprising as it has a good outside space to view the battle as the boats come under Hammersmith Bridge.
www.fluidfoundation.com /topten.asp?TopTen_ID=2   (1005 words)

 Boat Race 1997 - Cambridge Win   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oxford continue to hang on to Cambridge, who are in turn, desperate to get away from them.
The umpire begins to warn Cambridge that they are in Oxford's water.
In the dying seconds of the race, it is Oxford's only hope of victory.
www.oxinet.co.uk /boatrace/win.htm   (165 words)

 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is an excellent opportunity for you to enjoy the race with friends and relatives at Linden House for the whole afternoon.
LCSC is ideally situated to watch the middle section of the race, where it is often won or lost.
This year's race was one of the most exciting in recent memory with several changes of lead.
www.lcsc.org.uk /program/boatrace.htm   (411 words)

 BBC - Oxford - Sport Index - The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
The idea of a museum dedicated to the sport of rowing began at the Olympic Games in 1984 where a temporary rowing exhibition was staged in Santa Barbara as part of the Olympic Arts Festival.
Oxford president Sam McLennan will miss the 150th University Boat Race with a stress fracture in his back.
The BBC has announced it will no longer televise the University Boat Race after this year's event in March.
www.bbc.co.uk /oxford/sport/rowing/boat_race_2004/index.shtml   (255 words)

 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race has Olympic-like stature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Kennelly is one of eight non-Britons rowing in Sunday's Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, a grueling 4\-mile classic on the Thames between eight-team crews from Britain's two most famous universities.
Cambridge leads the series 77-71; the 1877 race ended in a dead-heat.
Boats have sunk six times -- the last was Cambridge in 1978.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/03/26/sports1639EST0334.DTL   (539 words)

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