Easter Sunday dawned a beautiful spring day, a great relief for organisers as the day before saw white horses on the Henley stretch making the course virtually unrowable. Instead the crowds that flocked to the banks of the Thames were treated to some of the best racing for years.
Today at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley, under the watchful eye of the master of ceremonies, Robert Treharne-Jones, the President of Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club, Andy Saul, challenged his counterpart from Cambridge University Lightweight Rowing Club, Gio Bergamo Andreis to “an eight-oared race over 2000m on the Henley reach next Sunday”.
The Henley Boat Races committee wishes the Osiris-Blondie competitors and coaches the best of luck in their move to the Tideway.
The Henley Boat Races will continue to feature the Oxford and Cambridge men's and women's lightweight rowing races, preceded by the Oxford and Cambridge College races. The clubs of both universities are taking this opportunity to create a new profile for the event, centred on the Oxbridge lightweights. We are looking forward to many more years of exciting racing.
The results of the Henley Boat Races 2014 are as follows:
The Newton Women's Boat Race: Oxford beat Cambridge by 4 lengths in 5:50. Men's lightweights: Cambridge beat Oxford by 3 1/2 lengths in 5:30. Women's lightweights: Oxford beat Cambridge by 3 1/2 lengths in 6:08. Women's reserves: Oxford beat Cambridge by 1/2 length in 6:01.5.
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.