CULRC Win the 2018 Lightweight Boat Race

On a blustery day at Dorney lake, CULRC won their race by 1/3L after a well-fought battle down the course. The reserves also had a good tussle with OULRC, finishing 3/4L ahead. Congratulations to both.

Men’s Lightweights

In the men’s Lightweight Varsity race, Oxford, with four returning half-blues on board and coached by Samuel Wells, made an impressive, aggressive start, emerging with a slight lead. Cambridge, with a stern pair of Sam Philpott and Ben Mackworth, both three times Boat Race winners, began a sustained attack during which they ground down the Oxford advantage.

Cambridge, holding their length in the water, moved out to a 3/4 length lead through the middle stages of the race. Oxford, stroked by Dan Bowen, bravely kept attacking, never letting Cambridge get open water, and closed the gap to 1/2 a length with 500m to go. However, Cambridge, a well drilled, dynamic unit, were resilient and crossed the line 1/3 a length ahead in a time of 6mins 26 seconds, now having accrued 5 consecutive wins under the coaching of Dan Janes and Steve Harris.

Men’s Reserves

The men’s reserves was a highly competitive coxed four race. After a clean, even start, Cambridge, stroked by Tom Roe and coached by Matthew Holland, maintained a high rate and snuck a slight advantage. Cambridge moved out to a 1 length lead before Oxford, stroked by their President George Spill pushed back. Cambridge held their advantage, despite a valiant push in the final 250m to win by 3/4 of a length in a time of 7mins 24 seconds, reversing the result of 2017.

2018 Live Stream

Given the unfortunate relocation of the Henley Boat Races to Dorney Lake, and the even more unfortunate fact that Dorney is in use for another event already, spectators are strictly limited.

Luckily, we have a live video stream, so hopefully everyone can still watch the event:

2018 Henley Boat Races – Relocated to Eton Dorney

Adverse river conditions on the Thames at Henley have made it necessary to relocate the 2018 Oxford & Cambridge Lightweight Boat Races. The management at Eton Dorney have kindly agreed that racing may take place at Dorney Lake.

Due to another event taking place at Dorney, there will be no general parking available. Parking for HBR spectators is severely restricted and by permit only – other vehicles will not be permitted access to the site.

It is a condition of our permission to race at Eton Dorney that spectators do not park in the villages and lanes adjacent to Dorney Lake.

Unfortunately the Alumnae and Inter-Collegiate races are cancelled for 2018.

2018 Crew Announcement

CULRC is proud to announce the 2018 Cambridge University Lightweight Blue Boat.
They will race their Oxford opponents on the 18th of March at 4 pm.

The 2018 CULRC Crew