Women's Boat Race 1979

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34th Women's Boat Race
Date 25 March 1979 (1979-03-25)
Winner Cambridge
Margin of victory 2 lengths
Winning time 5 minutes 52 seconds
Overall record

The 34th Women's Boat Race took place on 25 March 1979. The contest was between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and held as part of the Henley Boat Races along a two-kilometre course.


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


The Cambridge crew weighed an average of 10 st 12.75 lb (69.1 kg) per rower, 7.25 pounds (3.3 kg) more than their opponents. Oxford saw three rowers with Boat Race experience return to the crew while Cambridge's crew featured two Blues.[2]

Seat Oxford
University of Cambridge coat of arms.svg
Name College Name College
Bow S. Whitley Somerville L. Mayo Sidney Sussex
2 A. Stilsbury St Hugh's A. Borthwick Girton
3 D. Shanzer Corpus Christi H. Boutwood Newnham
4 P. Janson St Hilda's C. Whalley Selwyn
5 H. Butley Corpus Christi F. Morrison Selwyn
6 S. Heal St Hugh's P. Sweet Clare
7 E. Kiestling Wadham A. Thomas Clare
Stroke E. Sharpston Corpus Christi S. Stoughton-Harris Newnham
Cox S. Lincoln St Catherine's L. Goleby Sidney Sussex


Cambridge won by two lengths in a time of 5 minutes 52 seconds.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Women's Boat Race – Confetti, Streamers, and Toy Trumpets". Western Daily Press. 16 March 1927. p. 5. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b Hill, Desmond (23 March 1979). "Oxford out for that early lead". The Times. p. 34.
  3. ^ Hill, Desmond (26 March 1979). "ARA survive clash to win Tideway head". The Times. p. 31.

External links

  • Official website
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