New sponsor announced for the Lightweight Boat Races


The Women’s Lightweight Boat Race has taken place on the Henley Reach since its inauguration in 1984, however in 2020, for the first year, the race will take place on the Championship Course on the Tideway. This historic move will see all four Oxford-Cambridge Boat Races, and their reserve crews, racing on the same course.

The Lightweight Boat Races are excited to announce a Race Day sponsor of Interactive Investor. The Race date will take place on Sunday 15th March 2020. Keep an eye on your inboxes for announcements of supporter events on the day.

“This is wonderful news. We are hugely grateful to ii for their interest and involvement in supporting the Lightweight Boat Races. I am personally very excited to see OUWLRC race on the Tideway and am looking forward to supporting all the Oxford crews in March.”

Professor Alison Salvesen, Senior Member for OUWLRC

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Joint statement from the Lightweight Boat Races and Interactive Investor:

The organising committee of the Lightweight Boat Races is pleased to announce that the 2020 races will be sponsored by interactive investor. This sponsorship agreement ensures the event can continue to go from strength to strength and also supports the move of the Lightweight Women’s race to the Tideway for the first time. The CULRC vs OULRC and CUWBC Lightweights vs OUWLRC races will take place on Sunday 15 March 2020. 

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“We are delighted to partner with ii. Their support allows us to continue to build the profile of the Lightweight Boat Races, and lightweight rowing generally, in this special year where we will have both the men’s and the women’s races on the Tideway for the first time.”

Ben Crystal, Chairman of the organising committee of the LBR

“We are thrilled to be supporting The Lightweight Boat Races. It is a fantastic event where the clubs and athletes involved work tremendously hard all year to perform their best on race day. We wish them the best of luck.”

Richard Wilson, Chief Executive, interactive investor

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