Women's Boat Race 1975

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30th Women's Boat Race
Date 13 March 1975
Winner Cambridge
Margin of victory Five lengths
Winning time 4 minutes 7 seconds
Overall record
(Cambridge–Oxford)
20–10

The 30th Women's Boat Race took place on 13 March 1975. The contest was between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and held on the River Cam.

Background

The first Women's Boat Race was conducted on The Isis in 1927.[1]

Crews

Cambridge's crew included five Blues while Oxford saw three rowers with Boat Race experience return.[2]

Seat Oxford
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Cambridge
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Name College Name College
Bow E. Ingenhousz New Hall K. Nowatz Somerville
2 J. Huber New Hall B. Mather (P) St Hugh's
3 N. Boyes Clare S. Dixon Somerville
4 S. Clarke (P) Newnham A. Bartoft St Hilda's
5 L. Driver Newnham S. Dearsley St Anne's
6 C. Duff Clare L. Minoprlo Somerville
7 C. Moss Newnham M. Pring-Mill Lady Margaret Hall
Stroke S. Visick Newnham J. Maggs St Huhg;s
Cox H. Swallow Churchill S. Lauckner St Hugh's
Source:[2]

Race

The race took place on the River Cam. Cambridge won the toss and elected to start on the towpath side of the river. They got off to the better start and were a length ahead after the first minute. Oxford stayed in touch until the Railway Bridge, after which Cambridge pulled further ahead.[2]

The contest was won by Cambridge by five lengths in a time of 4 minutes 7 seconds.[2] The victory took the overall record in the competition to 20–10 in their favour.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Women's Boat Race – Confetti, Streamers, and Toy Trumpets". Western Daily Press. 16 March 1927. p. 5. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c d "Cambridge crews scent the whiff of victory". The Times. 14 March 1975. p. 11. 
  3. ^ "Boat Race – Results". The Boat Race Company Limited. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

External links

  • Official website
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