The Boat Race 1836

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2nd Boat Race
Date 17 June 1836 (1836-06-17)
Winner Cambridge
Margin of victory 20 lengths
Winning time 36 minutes
Overall record
Umpire Lord Loftus
Mr Hiceson[1]

The 2nd Boat Race took place on the River Thames on 17 June 1836.[2] It was the first of the University Boat Races to be held on the Thames, on a five-and-three-quarter-mile stretch between Westminster and Putney.[3] Cambridge, wearing light blue for the first time,[3] won the race by 20 lengths to level the overall record at 1–1.[4]


For the first time in the race history, a crew (Cambridge) weighed more than an average of 11 stlb (73.3 kg).[5]

Seat Cambridge
University of Cambridge coat of arms official.svg
Bow William Hammond Solly George Carter
2 Frederick Green Ferdinand Thomas Stephens
3 Edmund Stanley William Baillie
4 Perceval Hartley T. Harris
5 Warren Miller Jones Justinian Vere Isham
6 John Henry Keane John Pennefather
7 Arthur Wilson Upcher William S. Thompson
Stroke Augustus Ker Bozzi Granville (P) Frederick Lutterell Moysey (P)
Cox Thos. Selby Egan D. T. Davis




  1. ^ Burnell, p. 49
  2. ^ "Boat Race – Early races". The Boat Race Company Limited. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "The Boat Race". Oxford University Boat Club. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Results". The Boat Race Company Limited. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Burnell, p. 44
  6. ^ MacMichael, p. 48

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