Lady Margaret Hall Boat Club
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|Lady Margaret Hall Boat Club|
Lady Margaret Hall Boat House, right (shared with Trinity College) and rowing blade colours
|Home water||River Thames|
|Captain of coxes||Esther Rollinson|
|Head of the River||Women: 1977|
|University||University of Oxford|
|Affiliations||Newnham College, Cambridge (Sister college)|
LMHBC first competed in inter-college OURCs racing events in 1977, when a women's division was finally established (LMH was a women-only college for the first 100 years of its foundation). As the senior women's college LMH was placed first on the river for the inaugural women's division.
It is run by an executive committee, which is elected annually by members of the club at that time. It is affiliated to Oxford University Rowing Clubs (OURCs).
A former president, Monica Fisher (née Pring-Mill) was responsible for instigating some of the biggest changes in Women's Boat Race history, which raised the regularity and status of that event.
Men's crews began competing for LMHBC in 1979/1980 (the year after LMH first admitted men). As a new boat, they entered the table at the bottom as 90th on the river. Over the intervening years, the men's first VIII have gradually risen up the rankings. In Summer Eights 2017, the men's first VIII were head of Division 2 and entered Division 1 for the first time ever and ranked 14th on the river. In Torpids 2012, the men's first VIII reached 8th on the river.
The men's second VIII were 60th on the river in 2017.
A men's third VIII is periodically fielded.
The LMHBC women's first VIII had the Summer Eights headship in 1977, the inaugural year of women's inclusion in Summer Eights as recognised, distinct divisions. In 2017 it was 24th on the river. The LMH women's first VIII had the Torpids Headship in 1978 and was 20th on the river in 2017.
The LMHBC Women's second VIII first raced in 1986 and was 59th on the river in 2017.
A women's third eight is periodically fielded.
The boat club has an ivory blazer with blue and gold piping and cuff rings bearing the Beaufort portcullis device in blue on the left breast. This may be worn by men and women who have rowed in the first Summer VIII or first Torpid.
Prior to 2005 an earlier blazer had the college arms imposed on crossed oars on the left breast and navy piping and cuff rings.
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