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.

Read The Newton Women’s Boat Race report
Read The BNY Mellon Boat Race report

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:

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

6.30pm: Oxford & Cambridge Club of Geneva Boat Race Dinner & AGM

Venue: Société Nautique de Genève, Port-Noir, 1223 Cologny, Switzerland

Saturday, 18 April 2015

6.30pm - 9.30pm: Vancouver Island Oxford & Cambridge Society (VIOCS) Annual VIOCS Boat Race Party
Venue: Victoria Art Gallery, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC, Canada

Sunday, 19 April 2015

12.00pm - 3.00pm: OUS San Diego 2015 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race Replay Brunch
Venue: Jimmy O's, 225 15th Street, Del Mar, CA, 92014, USA

Friday, 24 April 2015

6.30pm: OUS Victoria & CUS Victoria Boat Race Dinner
Venue: Savage Club, 12 Bank Place, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Saturday, 25 April 2015

6.30pm: OUS Ottawa Annual Boat Race Dinner
Venue:  Britannia Yacht Club, 2777 Cassels Street, Ottawa, Canada

Friday, 8 May 2015

7.00pm - 10.30pm: OUS South Australia Annual Boat Race Dinner
Venue: St Mark's College, 46 Pennington Terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006, Australia

Friday, 29 May 2015

6.30pm - 11.30pm: Vancouver Oxford & Cambridge Society 2015 Boat Race Dinner
Venue: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, BC, Canada