Henley Boat Races

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The Henley Boat Races
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Contested by
Cambridge University Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Oxford University Boat Club.svg
CULRC / CUWBC OULRC / OUWLRC
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Lightweight Men’s Boat Race contested since 1975[1]
Lightweight Women’s Boat Race contested since 1984[1]
Collegiate Boat Races contested since 2010[1]
Former races held at the Henley Boat Races
  • 1977 – 2014[2]
  • Women’s Boat Races
  • 1977 – 2014[2]
  • Women’s Boat Races
  • (reserve crews Osiris and Blondie)
  • 2000 – 2009[3]
  • Lightweight Men’s Boat Race
  • (reserve crews Nephthys and Granta)
Course Henley Regatta course (downstream)
River Thames
Course length
  • Blue Boats: 2000m[2]
  • Collegiate races: 1750m[2]
Number of wins[3]
CULRC OULRC
25 16
CUWBC OUWLRC
17 15
Note: Last races on 5 April 2015

The Henley Boat Races are a series of rowing races between crews representing the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The event takes place on the River Thames at Henley, usually the week before the University Boat Race which is held on the 4.2 miles (6.8 km) Championship Course in London. The university races take place over a 2,000m course, downstream — the opposite direction to the Henley Royal Regatta course — and finish halfway down Temple Island. The Henley Boat Races continued to enlarge their original event format from purely the Men's Lightweight races in 1975, to incorporating both the Women's Boat Race and their reserve crews from 1977 onwards, and adding the Women's Lightweight Race in 1984.[1] From 2000 until 2009 the Lightweight Men also held a race for their reserve crews Nephthys (Oxford) and Granta (Cambridge).[3] Currently Cambridge have abandoned their Granta (lightweight men's reserves) boat due to lack of funding.[citation needed]

The 2013 event was moved to Dorney Lake as a result of flooding on the Thames.[4]

The Women's Boat Race has moved to the River Thames's Tideway in 2015 to take place on the same course and day as the men's Boat Race and becoming an enlarged form of the race often known as the University Boat Race or The Boat Race(s).[5]

Events[edit]

The 2015 races include:

  • Lightweight Men's Boat Race (OULRC vs CULRC)
  • Lightweight Women's Boat Race (OUWLRC vs CUWBC Lightweights)
  • Women's Intercollegiate Boat Race (between one college representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge)
  • Men's Intercollegiate Boat Race (between one college representing Oxford and one representing Cambridge)

Previously, the following races have been held at Henley:

Results[edit]

Lightweight Men's Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 25 wins
  • Oxford: 16 wins
Date Winner Time Winning Margin (Lengths) Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
1975 Cambridge - 1
1976 Oxford 1 1
1977 Oxford 2 1
1978 Cambridge 2 2
1979 Cambridge 2 3
1980 Cambridge 2 4
1981 Cambridge 2 5
1982 Cambridge 2 6
1983 Cambridge 2 7
1984 Cambridge 1⅓ 2 8
1985 Cambridge 6 ft 2 9
1986 Cambridge 2 2 10
1987 Cambridge 6:09 ½ 2 11
1988 Cambridge 2 12
1989 Cambridge 5:51 2 13
1990 Cambridge 6:40 2 14
1991 Cambridge 6:39 2 15
1992 Oxford 5:40 3 15
1993 Cambridge 5:39 ½ 3 16
1994 Oxford 5:35 ¾ 4 16
1995 Cambridge 5:29 4 17
1996 Oxford NRO disq 5 17
1997 Oxford 5:49 1 6 17
1998 Cambridge 5:45 ½ 6 18
1999 Oxford 5:31 7 18
2000 Cambridge 5:40 2 7 19
2001 Cambridge 6:33 4 7 20
2002 Oxford 5:21 2 8 20
2003 Oxford 5:55 9 20
2004 Oxford 5:36 ½ 10 20
2005 Oxford 5:51 3 11 20
1 April 2006 Oxford 5:18 12 20
1 April 2007 Oxford 3:44 1 13 20
23 March 2008 Oxford 6:15 14 20
22 March 2009 Cambridge 5:49 3 14 21
28 March 2010 Cambridge 5:28 2 ft 14 22
27 March 2011 Oxford 5:54 Canvas 15 22
25 March 2012 Cambridge 6:00 ¾ 15 23
24 March 2013 Oxford 6:49 1⅔ 16 23
30 March 2014 Cambridge 5:30 16 24
5 April 2015 Cambridge 5:55 4 ft 16 25

Lightweight Women's Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 17 wins
  • Oxford: 15 wins
Date Winner Time Winning Margin (Lengths) Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
1984 Cambridge - 1
1985 Cambridge - 2
1986 Oxford 1 2
1987 Cambridge 1 3
1988 Cambridge 1 4
1989 Cambridge 6:37 1 1 5
1990 Cambridge 7:35 2⅓ 1 6
1991 Cambridge 7:48 1 7
1992 Cambridge 6:35 3 1 8
1993 Cambridge 6:18 Easily 1 9
1994 Cambridge 6:23 1 ft. 1 10
1995 Oxford 6:19 2 2 10
1996 Cambridge 6:36 Canvas 2 11
1997 Cambridge 6:37 Canvas 2 12
1998 Oxford 6:36 Canvas 3 12
1999 Oxford 6:01½ 4 12
2000 Oxford 6:22 5 12
2001 Cambridge 7:37 3 5 13
2002 Oxford 6:06 4 6 13
2003 Oxford 6:51 2 7 13
2004 Oxford 6:08 ¾ 8 13
2005 Oxford 6:55 ½ 9 13
1 April 2006 Cambridge 6:00 Canvas 9 14
1 April 2007 Oxford 4:11 1 10 14
23 March 2008 Cambridge 7:01 10 15
22 March 2009 Oxford 6:30 11 15
28 March 2010 Oxford 6:01 12 15
27 March 2011 Cambridge 6:43 12 16
25 March 2012 Oxford 6:48 1⅓ 13 16
24 March 2013 Oxford 7:33 14 16
29 March 2014 Oxford 6:08 15 16
5 April 2015 Cambridge 6:26 3 ft. 15 17

Men's Collegiate Boat Race[edit]

Year Oxford Cambridge Time Verdict Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
2010 Balliol First & Third easily - 1
2011 Christ Church Caius 4:06 3 - 2
2012 Pembroke - 3
2013 Balliol - 4
2014 Oriel Downing ½ - 5
2015 Oriel Jesus 3 1 5

Women's Collegiate Boat Race[edit]

Year Oxford Cambridge Time Verdict Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
2010 Worcester Queens' narrowly - 1
2011 Magdalen Pembroke 4:47.5 - 2
2012 Pembroke
2013 St John's
2014 Wadham First & Third 1 2
2015 Green Templeton Christ's ¾ 1 3

Results (former races)[edit]

Lightweight Men's Reserves (Nephthys vs Granta)[edit]

  • Oxford: 8 wins
  • Cambridge: 2 wins

Women's Boat Race[edit]

Main article: Women's Boat Race

The Women's Boat Race and its Reserve race became part of the Henley Boat Races in 1977. With the Women's Boat Race moving to the Tideway Championship Course and forming part of the The Boat Races 2015, the race as well as the race of the reserve boats Osiris and Blondie cease to be part of the Henley Boat Races.[5] For the full results tables, see the main article on the Women's Boat Race.

  • Cambridge: 21 wins at Henley
  • Oxford: 17 wins at Henley

Notes

double-dagger – The course was shortened in 2007 due to rough water during the Henley Boat Races. It was reduced from 2000 metres to less than 1500 metres with the start between the Upper Thames Rowing Club and Old Blades.[7]

Women's Reserves (Osiris vs Blondie)[edit]

Main article: Women's Boat Race
  • Cambridge: 19 wins at Henley
  • Oxford: 19 wins at Henley

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "History". Henley Boat Races. 14 April 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About". Henley Boat Races. 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Results". Henley Boat Races. 14 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Change of venue for 2013 races". The Henley Boat Races. 20 March 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Women's Boat Race to move to tideway". Henley Boat Races. 8 February 2012. 
  6. ^ From Henley boat race site news 22 March 2009
  7. ^ "Henley Boat Races 2007". CUWBC. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2015.