The Boat Race 1840
|4th Boat Race|
|Date||15 April 1840|
|Margin of victory||3/4 length|
|Winning time||29 minutes 3 seconds|
|Umpire||C. Bewicke (Oxford)
C. J. Selwyn (Cambridge)
W. H. Harrison (referee)
The 4th Boat Race took place on the River Thames on 15 April 1840. It was the third of the University Boat Races to be held on the Thames, on a five-and-three-quarter-mile stretch between Westminster and Putney. Cambridge won the race by 3/4 of a length to lead the overall record at 3–1.
The Boat Race is a side-by-side rowing competition between the University of Oxford (sometimes referred to as the "Dark Blues") and the University of Cambridge (sometimes referred to as the "Light Blues"). The race was first held in 1829, and takes place on the River Thames in southwest London.
|Bow||Alfred Hudson Shadwell||St John's||Jacob G. Mountain||Merton|
|2||William Massey||1st Trinity||I. J. J. Pocock||Merton|
|3||Sam. Barnard Taylor||1st Trinity||S. E. Maberley||Christ Church|
|4||John M. Ridley||Jesus||W. Rogers||Balliol|
|5||George Charles Uppleby||Magdalene||R. G. Walls||Brasenose|
|6||Francis Cranmer Penrose||Magdalene||E. Royds||Brasenose|
|7||Heighway C. Jones||Magdalene||Godfrey Meynell||Brasenose|
|Stroke||Charles M. Vialls (P)||3rd Trinity||J. J. T. Somers Cox (P)||Brasenose|
|Cox||T. S. Egan||Gonville & Caius||W. B. Garnett||Brasenose|
(P) – boat club president
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- MacMichael, p. 71
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