Women's Boat Race 1993

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48th Women's Boat Race
Date 21 March 1993 (1993-03-21)
Winner Cambridge
Margin of victory 4½ lengths
Winning time 6 minutes 10 seconds

The 48th Women's Boat Race took place on 21 March 1993. 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.

Background

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

Race

Oxford were stroked by Phoebe White, an Under-23 international sculler. Oxford initially took the lead but were overtaken by Cambridge after a minute who were warned by the umpire for taking Oxford's water.[2] Cambridge increased their lead and won by 4½ lengths in a time of 6 minutes 10 seconds taking the cumulative wins to 31 to Cambridge and 17 for Oxford. The Cambridge reserve boat won by 1½ lengths in a time of 6 minutes 22 seconds taking the cumulative wins to 16 for Cambridge and 6 for Oxford.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Women's Boat Race – Confetti, Streamers, and Toy Trumpets". Western Daily Press. 16 March 1927. p. 5.  (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Rowing: Day for Light Blue celebration as Cambridge sweep Henley Boat Races". The Independent. 22 March 1993. Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Boat Race – Results – Women". The Boat Race Company Limited. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Results". Henley Boat Races. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 

External links

  • Official website


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