This morning, Cherwell‘s Sport Team headed over to the Royal Academy in central London for the 2015 Boat Race Weigh-In. Hosted by Claire Balding, this was a historic ceremony, occurring ahead of the first Women’s Boat Race on the Tideway. Cambridge weighed-in considerably heavier in both the men’s and the women’s events, just under a kilo ahead in the women’s and five in the men’s. Following years of dominance and a formidable season so far, Oxford go into the race looking to be firm favourites. But this year it’s all about this historic milestone for women’s sport and Cherwell will be there with every stroke.
As Clare Balding put it, “In this race, second really doesn’t count.”
Making history 2015: the 2015 Newton Women’s Boat Race Blue boats.
Men and women dark Blues racing together for the first time.
Sean Bowden pays tribute to Dark Blue legend Dan Topolski.
Sun’s out, guns out for fiveman Jamie Cook.
OUBC President and four time Blue Constantine Louloudis, unfazed by the challenge ahead.
Anastasia Chitty of OUWBC and Caroline Reid of CUWBC ready to make history.
Michael Di Santo, one of four Harvard alumni in the Oxford Blue boat this year.
The closest Cambridge will get to lifting the trophy this year.
Success or defeat immortalised forever.
Light and Dark.