Saturday, April 11, 2015

BOAT RACE: Outcome 2015

The Oxford and Cambridge Men's and Women's Varsity Crews, 2015. This is the first day that both the men's and women's
Boat Races were held on the same day, over the same course.
To watch the Oxford-Cambridge BNY Mellon-Newton Boat Races with some suspense - if you don't already know the outcome - the various sources below are arrayed with the most suspenseful first and the least suspenseful later.

Putney to Mortlake - two stops on the train.
You have been warned not to skip to the end of this post to find out the results.

This was a race with historic meaning because it is the first one in which the women compete over the same course on the same day as the men. This was a long-running goal of the sponsor of the women's race, Newton Investment Management.

German TV Clip on YouTube shows the entire men's varsity race with no advertising. Watch the whole race - beautifully recorded and, it seems, the first to be posted online.

The BBC Story includes two clips showing finishing half-minute of both varsity races (men's and women's), each preceded by a half-minute of advertising.

Interviews with the rowers after the races by Universal Sports

The Guardian

The Telegraph emphasizes the outcome of the women's race.

Daily Mail.

Daily Mirror

The Independent

Other Media (more than 200 articles/clips)

Spoiler coming

Quick Recap:

Oxford, heavily favored, won every race - the varsity men's and women's races and the two reserve boat races.

The Oxford women's boat has won 12 of the last 16 races against Cambridge.

Cambridge maintain a lead over the life of the Boat Race, for both of the Blue Boat races - the varsity men's boat (79 Cambridge, 81 Oxford) and the varsity women's boat (41 Cambridge, 29 Oxford).

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