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Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. The race is run over a four miles and 374 yard stretch of the River Thames between Putney and Mortlake in London. The race was held first in 1829 and then annually since 1856 with the exception of the war years.

The event is now a British national institution, and is televised live each year. The race has been won by Cambridge 77 times and Oxford 71, with one dead heat in 1877. The most recent event was amongst the closest in history, with Oxford winning by less than a foot. One entertainment for spectators is the possibilty of a boat sinking. This has occurred on three occasions; to the Oxford crew in 1925 and to Cambridge in 1859 and in 1978.

Though the contest is strictly speaking between amateurs and indeed the competitors must be students of the university for whom they race, the training schedules each team undertakes are very gruelling. Typically each team trains for six days a week for six months before the event. Such is the competitive spirit between the universities it is common for Olympic standard rowers to compete. This has led to unproven accusations that these students are admitted entrance to university not because of their academic ability but rather their rowing skill.

Results

DateResult
10 June 1829Oxford
17 June 1836Cambridge
3 April 1839Cambridge
15 April 1840Cambridge
14 April 1841Cambridge
11 June 1842Oxford
15 March 1845Cambridge
3 April 1846Cambridge
29 April 1849Cambridge
15 December 1849Oxford
3 April 1852Oxford
8 April 1854Oxford
15 March 1856Cambridge
4 April 1857Oxford
27 March 1858Cambridge
15 April 1859Oxford
31 March 1860Cambridge
23 March 1861Oxford
12 April 1862Oxford
28 March 1863Oxford
19 March 1864Oxford
8 April 1865Oxford
24 March 1866Oxford
13 April 1867Oxford
4 April 1868Oxford
17 March 1869Oxford
6 April 1870Cambridge
1 April 1871Cambridge
23 March 1872Cambridge
29 March 1873Cambridge
28 March 1874Cambridge
20 March 1875Oxford
8 April 1876Cambridge
24 March 1877Dead Heat
13 April 1878Oxford
5 April 1879Cambridge
22 March 1880Oxford
8 April 1881Oxford
1 April 1882Oxford
15 March 1883Oxford
7 April 1884Cambridge
28 March 1885Oxford
3 April 1886Cambridge
26 March 1887Cambridge
24 March 1888Cambridge
30 March 1889Cambridge
26 March 1890Oxford
21 March 1891Oxford
9 April 1892Oxford
22 March 1893Oxford
17 March 1894Oxford
30 March 195Oxford
28 March 1896Oxford
3 April 1897Oxford
26 March 1898Oxford
25 March 1899Cambridge
31 March 1900Cambridge
30 March 1901Oxford
22 March 1902Cambridge
1 April 1903Cambridge
26 March 1904Cambridge
1 April 1905Oxford
7 April 1906Cambridge
16 March 1907Cambridge
4 April 1908Cambridge
3 April 1909Oxford
23 March 1910Oxford
1 April 1911Oxford
1 April 1912Oxford
13 March 1913Oxford
28 March 1914Cambridge
28 March 1920Cambridge
30 March 1921Cambridge
1 April 1922Cambridge
24 March 1923Oxford
5 April 1924Cambridge
28 March 1925Cambridge
27 March 1926Cambridge
2 April 1927Cambridge
31 March 1928Cambridge
23 March 1929Cambridge
12 April 1930Cambridge
21 March 1931Cambridge
19 March 1932Cambridge
1 April 1933Cambridge
17 March 1934Cambridge
6 April 1935Cambridge
4 April 1936Cambridge
24 March 1937Oxford
2 April 1938Oxford
1 April 1939Cambridge
30 March 1946Oxford
29 March 1947Cambridge
27 March 1948Cambridge
26 March 1949Cambridge
1 April 1950Cambridge
26 March 1951Cambridge
29 March 1952Oxford
28 March 1953Cambridge
3 April 1954Oxford
26 March 1955Cambridge
24 March 1956Cambridge
30 March 1957Cambridge
5 April 1958Cambridge
28 March 1959Oxford
2 April 1960Oxford
1 April 1961Cambridge
7 April 1962Cambridge
23 March 1963Oxford
28 March 1964Cambridge
3 April 1965Oxford
26 March 1966Oxford
25 March 1967Oxford
30 March 1968Cambridge
5 April 1969Cambridge
28 March 1970Cambridge
27 March 1971Cambridge
1 April 1972Cambridge
7 March 1973Cambridge
6 April 1974Oxford
29 March 1975Cambridge
20 March 1976Oxford
19 March 1977Oxford
25 March 1978Oxford
17 March 1979Oxford
5 April 1980Oxford
4 April 1981Oxford
27 March 1982Oxford
2 April 1983Oxford
18 March 1984Oxford
6 April 1985Oxford
29 March 1986Cambridge
28 March 1987Oxford
2 April 1988Oxford
25 March 1989Oxford
31 March 1990Oxford
30 March 1991Oxford
4 April 1992Oxford
27 March 1993Cambridge
26 March 1994Cambridge
1 April 1995Cambridge
6 April 1996Cambridge
29 March 1997Cambridge
28 March 1998Cambridge
3 April 1999Cambridge
25 March 2000Oxford
24 March 2001Cambridge
30 March 2002Oxford
6 April 2003Oxford



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