26 March 2016
Tim Koch writes:
If you are reading this on Saturday, 26 March, there is one day until the 162nd Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race and the 71st Women’s Boat Race. This year, they both run under the banner of the 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Races. The score in the men’s race is 81 wins to Cambridge and 79 to Oxford. For the women it is 41 to Cambridge and 29 to Oxford. The reserve crews will be also be racing, Isis and Osiris for the Oxford men and women, respectively, Goldie and Blondie their Cambridge equivalents. The press launch that I was on was primarily intended to follow the Cambridge women, the only Blue Boat that I have not photographed this Tideway Week, but I also managed to capture some of the other crews in action.
The press launch caught up with the Cambridge Women’s Blue Boat as they started to do a piece from Hammersmith Bridge to the Boat Race start at Putney. The wind has started to pick up and the water got very rough. It was ideal Boat Race practice and the Light Blue girls coped exceptionally well, even seeming to enjoy the experience.