I’ve never been to the Henley Boat Races before, and so it was great to have the opportunity to go and watch the Cambridge and Oxford lightweight crews battle it out on the Thames at Henley on the 40th anniversary of the first men’s lightweight boat race held here in 1975. It was (fortunately!) a good day for Cambridge, winning three of the four races.
It also presented quite a challenge for photography, with the weather being cold and grey, but I hope that the following images do some justice to the effort of the crews – and the enjoyment of the spectators!
(Should anyone featured in any of these photographs wish me to delete them from the slideshow, please let me know and I will do so immediately. Likewise, should anyone want any of the pictures at a higher resolution do get in touch)
For the record:
- In the Intercollegiate women’s race, Christ’s College, Cambridge beat Green Templeton College, Oxford
- In the Intercollegiate men’s race, Oriel College, Oxford beat Jesus College, Cambridge
- In the Lightweight Women’s Boat Race, Cambridge beat Oxford
- In the Lightweight Men’s Boat Race, Cambridge beat Oxford