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  • Cambridge take the Francombe Cup as the most successful university. The women's lightweights produce two close and exciting races. Oxford colleges dominate, but Cambridge alumnae redress the balance.

  • One each for the Lightweight Blue Boats. Cambridge take the inaugural Women's Lightweight Reserves and Alumnae races. Clean sweep for Oxford in the Intercollegiate VIIIs.

  • Challenge Accepted.

    Oxford University Lightweights, male and female, issued the traditional challenge to their counterparts from Cambridge University, today, at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley.

  • Boat Race Ball,

    Details of the HBR Boat Race Ball are now available. Come and join the crews after racing. Athletes, supporters, alumnae, all welcome. Tickets from .

    The Hotel du Vin is only a few minutes walk from Henley Bridge and there may be a possibility of organising transport back to Oxford and/or Cambridge if there is enough demand. Let us know.

  • December Trials Races,

    Calm conditions greeted competitors on Henley Reach for December trials, which gave athletes the change to impress their coaches over the world's most famous regatta course.

    Report and photographs courtesy of Robert Treharne Jones.

  • Film of the Men's and Women's Lightweight Varsity and Collegiate races in 2015.

    Video footage courtesy of Aaron Sims.

  • 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”.

  • December Trial Races,

    On a cold December afternoon the Oxford and Cambridge University lightweight squads took to the waters of the Henley course for their trial races.


    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.


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