Category: Henley Boat Races

OUWLRC Crew Announcement 2019

We are delighted to announce the 2019 OUWLRC Blue Boat and Reserve Pair to represent Oxford at the Oxford-Cambridge Lightweight Boat Races in Henley on Saturday 30th March 2019:

Cox: Jolet Mimpen (Green Templeton)
Stroke: Fiona Jamieson (Corpus Christi)
7: Grace Hanna (Exeter)
6: Ellie Watts (Wolfson)
5: Naomi Holland (Christ Church) (President)
4: Grace Joel (Balliol)
3: Katie Hurt (Corpus Christi)
2: Leah Mitchell (Balliol)
Bow: Katherine Ferris (Trinity)

Reserve Pair: Caitlin O’Brien (Jesus), Emily Hinson (St Hugh’s)

We are looking forward to seeing all the Oxford supporters in Henley on the 30th March!

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2019 Lightweight Women’s Boat Race



The Lightweight Women’s Boat Race 2019

OUWLRC and CUWBC are delighted to announce that this year’s Lightweight Women’s Boat Race will take place on Saturday 30th March 2019 at Henley. We are privileged and proud to be able to stage this event on one of the world’s premier regatta courses.

This year, the Lightweight Men’s Boat Race will be on the Tideway. Although we will miss the experience of racing on the same day, at the same venue, as our male counterparts, we are excited to hold our race on the Henley Reach and look forward to watching and supporting the lightweight men in their race on the Tideway on Saturday 23rd March, as well as the openweight crews competing in The Boat Races on Sunday 7th April.

Race programme, 30 March:

13:00 Alumnae Race
13:30 Intercollegiate Women’s Race
14:00 Intercollegiate Men’s Race
14:30 Varsity Women’s Ltw. Reserve Race
15:00 Varsity Women’s Lightweigt Boat Race

Henley Boat Races 2- reserve race



report by Christina Turner:

On Sunday 26th of March 2017 the 2nd lightweight women’s reserve race proceeded under difficult conditions. The weather had threatened to prevent the pairs race during the week, however both crews bravely took to the water to showcase the work and training they had put in over the previous 6 months. The Oxford crew began strong, taking two lengths off the start, however due an unfortunate line taken by the Cambridge pair, Oxford was knocked off their rhythm.  Oxford quickly recovered, although Cambridge had now established a powerful stride and began to pull away from the Oxford pair. Cambridge extended their lead to two lengths by Remenham club. The Oxford pair put in a valiant effort with a push at the barrier, however it was just too late. Cambridge won the 2017 reserves race with a result of easily in 8:05.  Both crews dealt with tricky conditions well and we congratulate Cambridge on their performance. We look forward to the 2018 Henley reserves race!

crew: Maline Meiske and Christina Turner