2024 Boat Race teams, March 13, 2024


Team presentations and other details, ahead of race day on Easter Saturday 30 March

Published: 14 March 2024


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The crews for The Gemini Boat Race 2024 were officially unveiled at a spectacular crew announcement event held at London’s Battersea Power Station on 13 March, 2024.

With preparations for The Gemini Boat Race 2024 entering their final stages, the university boat clubs of Oxford and Cambridge revealed the 36 student rowers who will compete in one of the world’s most famous annual sporting events.

The Gemini Boat Race 2024 takes place in Putney on Saturday 30 March 2024 – with the Women’s Race starting at 2.46pm and the Men’s Race at 3.46pm – renewing an intense rivalry which stretches back nearly 200 years. The event will be broadcast live on BBC One from 2pm BST.

It was the first time the annual crew announcement was staged as a public event and saw a throng of sports fans, families, shoppers and passers-by gather alongside VIP guests including Olympians, Boat Race alumni, university boat club members and the crews’ loved ones inside Battersea Power Station’s famous Turbine Hall B to witness the crews take the stage and show their support to the two universities. 

Kicking off the announcement were the crews for the Women’s Race, with the rowers confirmed to take part as:

Oxford Women (coached by Allan French):  Sarah Marshall (bow), Ella Stadler (President), Tessa Haining, Claire Aitken, Julia Lindsay, Annie Sharp, Lucy Edmunds, Annie Anezakis (stroke), Joe Gellett (cox).

Cambridge Women (coached by Paddy Ryan):  Gemma King (bow), Jo Matthews, Clare Hole, Jenna Armstrong (President), Carina Graf, Carys Earl, Iris Powell, Megan Lee (stroke), Hannah Murphy (cox).

The unveiling of the crews for the Men’s Race followed, with the rowers confirmed to take part as:

Oxford Men (coached by Sean Bowden):  Saxon Stacey (bow), Harry Glenister, Jelmer Bennema, James Doran, Elias Kun, Frederick Roper, Leonard Jenkins, Elliot Kemp (stroke), William Denegri (cox).

Cambridge Men (coached by Rob Baker):  Sebastien Benzecry (bow, President), Noam Mouelle, Thomas Marsh, Augustus John, Kenneth Coplan, Thomas Lynch, Luca Ferraro, Matt Edge (stroke), Ed Bracey (cox).

The 2024 Gemini Boat Race will take place on Saturday 30 March, with the 78th Women’s Race to be followed shortly after by the 169th Men’s Race. The famous Championship Course stretches over 4.25 miles of tidal Thames in west London between Putney and Mortlake.

2023 saw Cambridge University win both the men’s and women’s races, leaving the overall records as 86-81 in the favour of Cambridge Men’s and 47-30 in the favour of Cambridge Women’s.

In fact, Cambridge won an unprecedented clean sweep of races across the 2023 event. The whitewash has left Oxford determined to build winning crews for the 2024 event, which has also seen the Oxford men’s and women’s boat clubs unify as one single club for the first time in their history. This follows the unification of the Cambridge clubs in 2020. The four separate boat clubs in 2019 are now just two, Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC) and Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC).

First raced by crews from Oxford and Cambridge University in 1829, The Boat Race is one of the world’s oldest and most famous amateur sporting events, offering an unrivalled educational experience to the student athletes who take part.  

Providing free access to watch the races unfold on the River Thames, including viewing spots at Putney Embankment, Bishop’s Park, Furnivall Gardens and Duke’s Meadow, the Boat Race is regularly attended by over 250,000 spectators on the riverbank and watched by millions more on television.

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