Saturday, April 07, 2007

Cambridge wins!

Cambridge won the 153rd Boat Race against Oxford today, in a time of 17:49. Experts had predicted a bigger margin for the crew with five returning Light Blues and two world champions on board. Oxford, though, started well and held off the Light Blues for the early part of the Race. Cambridge recovered, got into their rhythm and were a length ahead by Barnes Bridge.
Cambridge now lead the overall series by 79-73 (with one dead heat since 1829) and their win today prevented Oxford, winners in 2005 and 2006, from registering a hat-trick.
The 2008 Race will be on Saturday March 29th at 17.15.