Light Blue challenges accepted for the Henley Boat Races,
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Today at Henley’s stunning River & Rowing Museum the President’s of Cambridge’s Women, Lightweight and Women’s Lightweight Clubs issued challenges to their counterparts from Oxford University to race over two thousand meters on the Thames in Henley this coming Sunday 30th March.

Henley Challenge

At the Henley Boat Races last year there was a clean sweep for Oxford in all the races, though the event had to be moved to Dorney Lake due to adverse weather. Hence it was the Cambridge President’s or crew captains who issued all the challenges, which were accepted by their Oxford counterparts.

Esther Momcilovic Cambridge President issued the Blue Boat challenge “On behalf of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club I challenge Oxford University Women’s Boat Club to an eight-oared race over 2000m on Henley Reach next Sunday – do you accept?” which Maxie Scheske Oxford President duly did. Each race enjoyed its own challenge and for the very first time that of Cambridge’s Lightweight men was received by a female President, Hannah Keenan a 3rd year at Christ Church and Oxford’s cox. Cambridge we learnt 2 weeks ago are the heavier crew in the Newton IM Women’s Boat Race itself while today the Cambridge reserve Boat Blondie were announced as the bigger boat for their battle with Osiris, coming in at almost 1Kg on average to the good. In the lightweight events the women have an equal match of experience while the men’s crews see an all British Oxford boat facing an international line-up from the Light Blues.

Today at Henley’s stunning River & Rowing Museum the President’s of Cambridge’s Women, Lightweight and Women’s Lightweight Clubs issued challenges to their counterparts from Oxford University to race over two thousand meters on the Thames in Henley this coming Sunday 30th March. At the Henley Boat Races last year there was a clean sweep for Oxford in all the races, though the event had to be moved to Dorney Lake due to adverse weather. Hence it was the Cambridge President’s or crew captains who issued all the challenges, which were accepted by their Oxford counterparts.

Esther Momcilovic Cambridge President issued the Blue Boat challenge “On behalf of Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club I challenge Oxford University Women’s Boat Club to an eight-oared race over 2000m on Henley Reach next Sunday – do you accept?” which Maxie Scheske Oxford President duly did. Each race enjoyed its own challenge and for the very first time that of Cambridge’s Lightweight men was received by a female President, Hannah Keenan a 3rd year at Christ Church and Oxford’s cox.

Cambridge we learnt 2 weeks ago are the heavier crew in the Newton IM Women’s Boat Race itself while today the Cambridge reserve Boat Blondie were announced as the bigger boat for their battle with Osiris, coming in at almost 1Kg on average to the good. In the lightweight events the women have an equal match of experience while the men’s crews see an all British Oxford boat facing an international line-up from the Light Blues.

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