A Boat Race Miscellany

Where it all starts: University Stone at Putney.
Where it all starts: University Stone at Putney.

Tim Koch writes:

My final item on Boat Race Day 2015 is a random collection of pictures that were not used in previous posts but which I think are still worth publishing.

 A Goldie Retriever?
A Goldie Retriever?
An Oxford supporter. I am not sure of his college, possibly Woofson or Wetnose, but not Pembroke (which is only for corgis).
An Oxford supporter. I am not sure of his college, possibly Woofson or Wetnose, but not Pembroke (which is only for corgis).
The stake boats at the start.
The stake boats at the start.
Putney Embankment. On the left is Thames, the temporary home of the media centre, and on the right is Imperial College, the temporary home of the Oxford women.
Putney Embankment. On the left is Thames, the temporary home of the media centre, and on the right is Imperial College, the temporary home of the Oxford women.
To the left of Thames and Imperial College (pictured above) is Vesta RC,  Ranelagh Sailing Club, Westminster School BC, Crabtree BC, Kings College School BC and London RC.
To the left of Thames and Imperial College (pictured above) is Vesta RC, Ranelagh Sailing Club, Westminster School BC, Crabtree BC, Kings College School BC and London RC.
The roof of IC provides a good viewing point.
The roof of IC provides a good viewing point.
BBC presenter Clare Balding announces the arrival of the Oxford Women on the Embankment.
BBC presenter Clare Balding announces the arrival of the Oxford Women on the Embankment.
Royal Marines provide security on the water during racing but are also responsible for a little ceremony when they deliver the trophies by Inflatable Raiding Craft.
Royal Marines provide security on the water during racing but are also responsible for a little ceremony when they deliver the trophies by Inflatable Raiding Craft.
Three Cambridge Old Blues wearing the cap of the Cambridge Archetypals. According to the author of Rowing Blazers, Jack Carlson, ‘The legend of how you get the rainbow-striped blazer of the Cambridge Archetypals is as follows: You have to row in the Oxford - Cambridge boat race three times, have gotten a third in your degree….. and spent three nights in jail’. I think the key word here is ‘legend’.
Three Cambridge Old Blues wearing the cap of the Cambridge Archetypals. According to the author of Rowing Blazers, Jack Carlson, ‘The legend of how you get the rainbow-striped blazer of the Cambridge Archetypals is as follows: You have to row in the Oxford – Cambridge boat race three times, have gotten a third in your degree….. and spent three nights in jail’. I think the key word here is ‘legend’.
Three hours before the race, Cambridge President Alexander Leichter receives final good wishes from a friend.
Three hours before the race, Cambridge President Alexander Leichter receives final good wishes from a friend.
Cambridge won the ‘spare pairs race’ from the Mile Post to the finish. Picture: Twitter.
Cambridge won the ‘spare pairs race’ from the Mile Post to the finish. Picture: Twitter.
The Women’s Boat Race, a few strokes in.
The Women’s Boat Race, a few strokes in.
The Isis - Goldie start with parallax error.
The Isis – Goldie start with parallax error.
The Isis - Goldie start without parallax error.
The Isis – Goldie start without parallax error.
Auriol Kensington Rowing Club at Hammersmith viewed as the men’s race passed.
Auriol Kensington Rowing Club at Hammersmith viewed as the men’s race passed.
The men’s race flotilla at the White Hart pub, upstream of Barnes Bridge.
The men’s race flotilla at the White Hart pub, upstream of Barnes Bridge.
Blondie after their 15 length defeat by Osiris.
Blondie after their 15 length defeat by Osiris.
Osiris celebrate with a group hug….
Osiris celebrate with a group hug.
The Boat Race is a win/lose event. This lot won. Picture: Hélène Rémond
The Boat Race is a win/lose event. This lot won. Picture: Hélène Rémond.

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