Henley Boat Races

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The Henley Boat Races
Henley Boat Races Logo.jpg
Contested by
Cambridge University Boat Club Rowing Blade.svg Oxford University Boat Club.svg
CULRC / CUWBC OULRC / OUWLRC
Lightweight Men contested since 1975[1]
Lightweight Men’s Reserves 2000 – 2009 and since 2016[1]
Lightweight Women contested since 1984[1]
Lightweight Women’s Reserves contested since 2016
Collegiate Boat Races contested since 2010[1]
Former races
Course Henley Regatta course (downstream)
River Thames[3]
Course length
  • Blue Boats: 2000 m[2]
  • Collegiate races: 1750 m[2]
Number of wins[4]
CULRC OULRC
27 16
CUWBC OUWLRC
18 16
Note: Last races on 26 March 2017
Official website
henleyboatraces.com

The Henley Boat Races are a series of rowing races between men's and women's lightweight crews representing the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge.

The event was founded in 1975 and takes place annually on the River Thames at Henley, usually the week before the University Boat Races. The Henley Boat races take place over a 2000 m course, downstream — the opposite direction to the Henley Royal Regatta course — and finish halfway down Temple Island.[3] Competitors at the events have gone on to compete at international and olympic levels.[5][6][7][8]

In addition to the lightweight races, the leading men's and women's college crews from each university race on a shorter 1750 m course. From 1977 to 2014, Henley Boat Races hosted the Women's Boat Race and its reserve race.

History[edit]

The Henley Boat Races progressively enlarged their original event from purely the Men's Lightweight races in 1975,[9] to incorporating both the Women's Boat Race and their reserve crews from 1977 onwards, and adding the Women's Lightweight Race in 1984.[10][11] From 2000 until 2009 the Lightweight Men also held a race for their reserve crews Nephthys (Oxford) and Granta (Cambridge).[4] The race of the reserve boats had fallen into abeyance as Cambridge decided not to field a Granta crew from 2007 giving Oxford a row over for three years. In 2016 Nephthys and Granta faced off racing in 4x- a week prior to the Henley Boat races. A women’s lightweight reserve race was held in 2012 prior to race day and again in 2016 since when it has been held on race day.[12]

An alternative venue is used if the water conditions are very rough at Henley.[13] The 2013 event was moved to Dorney Lake as a result of flooding on the Thames.[14][15]

In 2015 the Women's Boat Race moved further down the River Thames to the Tideway 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 Boat Races.[16][17]

The races receive annual press coverage,[18][19][20][21][22][15][23][24][25][26] and competitors from both Universities have gone on to compete at international and Olympic levels.[5][6][7][8] Henley Boat Races takes place annually in late March or early April the week before the University Boat Races, which are held on the Championship Course on the Thames in London.

Events[edit]

Crews from the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge race side by side over a 2000 m course on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames, racing downstream — the opposite direction to the Henley Royal Regatta course — and finishing halfway down Temple Island.[3] The collegiate races take place over a shorter 1750 m course.[2] The 2017 races included:[27]

The lightweight races constitute the varsity race. The first crew receive university half-blues, and is therefore more commonly known as the Lightweight Blue Boat. The reserve crew receive university colours. The intercollegiate races are between the leading crews from the Oxford Torpids and the Cambridge Lent Bumps.[29]

Previously, the following races have been held at Henley:

Results[edit]

The history of the results of the races are as follows.[4]

Lightweight Men's Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 27 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
19 March 2016 Cambridge 6:19 Easily 16 26
26 March 2017 Cambridge 6:07 16 27

Lightweight Women's Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 18 wins
  • Oxford: 16 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
19 March 2016 Oxford 6:54 Canvas 16 17
26 March 2017 Cambridge 6:45 3 16 18

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

  • Oxford: 9 wins
  • Cambridge: 3 wins
Date Winner Time Winning Margin (Lengths) Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
2000 Cambridge 5:50 - 1
2001 Oxford 7 ½ 1 1
2002 Oxford 5:33 2 2 1
2003 Cambridge 6:19 2 2
2004 Oxford 5:45 Canvas 3 2
2005 Oxford 6:07 4 2
1 April 2006 Oxford 5:26 5 5 2
1 April 2007 Oxford 4:08 R/O due to no Cambridge crew. Lost to Old Boys. 6 2
23 March 2008 Oxford 6:29 R/O due to no Cambridge crew. Lost to Old Boys. 7 2
22 March 2009 Oxford 6:15 R/O due to no Cambridge crew. Beat Durham. 8 2
Race in abeyance 2010 - 2015
13 March 2016 Cambridge - 1¼ (Raced in 4x) 8 3
19 March 2017 Oxford 6:27 ½ (Raced in 4+)[30][31] 9 3

Lightweight Women's Reserves (Tethys vs ...)[edit]

  • Cambridge: 3
  • Oxford: 0

Raced on the Friday before the main event in a 4+ in 2012, and incorporated into main race day in 2016.

Date Winner Time Winning Margin (Lengths) Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
2012 Cambridge (Raced in 4+) - 1
19 March 2016 Cambridge 8.55 ¾ (Raced in 2-) - 2
26 March 2017 Cambridge easily (Raced in 2-) - 3

Men's Collegiate Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 6
  • Oxford: 2
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 Caius - 3
2013 Balliol Caius - 4
2014 Oriel Downing ½ - 5
2015 Oriel Jesus 3 1 5
2016 Pembroke Caius 1 2 5
2017 Oriel Lady Margaret 4 2 6

Women's Collegiate Boat Race[edit]

  • Cambridge: 4
  • Oxford: 4
Year Oxford Cambridge Time Verdict Oxford Wins Cambridge Wins
2010 Worcester Queens' narrowly - 1
2011 Magdalen Pembroke 4:47.5 - 2
2012 Pembroke 1 2
2013 St John's Downing 1 3
2014 Wadham First & Third 2 3
2015 Green Templeton Christ's ¾ 2 4
2016 Christ Church Jesus 4 4
2017 Keble Jesus 2 4 4

Results (former races)[edit]

Women's Boat Race[edit]

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 Boat Races 2015, the race as well as the race of the reserve boats Osiris and Blondie ceased to be part of the Henley Boat Races.[17] 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 m to less than 1500 m with the start between the Upper Thames Rowing Club and Old Blades.[32]

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

  • Cambridge: 19 wins at Henley
  • Oxford: 19 wins at Henley

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "About". Henley Boat Races. 14 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Henley Boat Races - Course Map". Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Results". Henley Boat Races. 14 April 2015. 
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  6. ^ a b "CULRC". CULRC Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2017. 
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  8. ^ a b "International Success". Oxford University Womens Lightweigt Rowing Club. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
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  14. ^ "Change of venue for 2013 races". The Henley Boat Races. 20 March 2013. Archived from the original on 2 October 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
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  16. ^ "The Cancer Research UK Boat Races". The Boat Race Company Limited. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "Women's Boat Race to move to tideway". Henley Boat Races. 8 February 2012. Archived from the original on 28 February 2012. 
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  19. ^ "Women's Boat Race: Cambridge women pass examination of rowing prowess". The Independent. 21 March 1994. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
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  22. ^ "Rivals share spoils at competitive Henley". The Telegraph. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
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  26. ^ "Oxford and Cambridge Share Race Wins at Henley Boat Races". Henley Herald. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  27. ^ "Race schedule 2017". The Henley Boat Races. Retrieved 26 March 2017. 
  28. ^ "Cambridge Uni Lwts". OULRC. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  29. ^ "The Light Blue men's and women's Lightweight crews race Oxford from Phyllis Court to Temple Island this spring". Cambridge University Alumni Events. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  30. ^ "Henley Boat Races". Henley Boat Races. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  31. ^ "CULRC". CULRC. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  32. ^ "Henley Boat Races 2007". CUWBC. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

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