Month: June 2019

rowing

The Best University Boat Clubs That Aren’t Cambridge or Oxford

A popular view, when it comes to rowing and British universities, is the dark blue of Oxford and Cambridge’s night blue boat battling it out for victory on West London’s River Thames. The Cambridge-Oxford Boat Race, however, is in a league of its own and athletes attend these universities solely for the purpose of rowing. […]

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Rowing Crew 101

Rowing, also called crew, is a competitive sport that dates back to ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The boat-racing sport involves a team that works together using oars for propulsion. The boats, also called shells, are today built to be narrow and long in order to both improve speed and reduce drag. The International Rowing […]

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A History of the Cambridge v Oxford Boat Race – Part 2

The first boat race between the two universities took place in 1829, which Oxford won. That first contest set a precedent in the sheer amount of interest in the country. One estimate had the number of visitors at 20,000, which was four times the resident population of Henley (where the event took place). Oxford may […]