Venue: Société Nautique de Genève, Port-Noir, 1223 Cologny, Switzerland
Oxford's rowers win the boat races on historic day on the Tideway
All three Oxford rowing crews won their races against Cambridge on a momentous afternoon when the women, for the first time, raced over the same gruelling course as the men. The Dark Blues won The Newton Women’s Boat Race by six-and-a-half lengths, The BNY Mellon Boat Race by six lengths, and The Isis Goldie Race (for the men’s reserve boats) by three lengths.
Until this year, the women’s boat race was held over a straight 2,000-metre course at Henley rather than the much tougher four-and-a-quarter mile course from Putney to Mortlake. The women’s boat race began in 1927. The men’s contest was first held on the Tideway in 1845, and has taken place 161 times.
Many Oxford alumni cheered on the Dark Blues from the riverside and at alumni events taking place across the world. Staff from the Alumni Office also met alumni and enjoyed sharing Oxford stories at the Riverside Terrace at Fulham Football Club. More alumni groups are also holding events to mark the hat-trick of boat race victories in the coming weeks. To find out what is happening where you are, please see below: