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The Boat Race 2019 Press Conference - Full Rundown

Friday brought the ever-eventful press conference, where hungry journalists try and extract as much information from the coach, president and cox of each boat club as possible. Not just an official affair, it allows for some humanisation of the athletes and teams, and a welcome break from training for the athletes. The press conference consists of five 15-minute slots to house OUWBC, CUWBC, CUBC, OUBC and the umpires.

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Power8 Sprints 2019 is Cancelled

After its exciting first edition in the summer of last year, the decision has been made to cancel the Power8 Sprints  due to be headline the Bristol Harbour Festival on 21st July. This will come as a disappointment to many, after the introduction of the event last year showed promise of expanding the audience that engages with the sport by providing a more widely televised and accessible event. The 350m course- as opposed to the 2000m course used in standard regatta racing- allowed for a shorter and more exciting spectacle, particular for those less heavily involved in rowing. British Rowing's board have decided that the event will not go ahead at their most recent meeting last Tuesday. The reasoning is to...

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The Boat Race 2019 Reserve Crews Announced

  The Boat Race has announced the reserve crews for the 2019 Boat Race next weekend. The reserve crews race the full course just the same as the blue boats and participate in the same training programme. The standards of these reserve crews are very high, and many athletes will use the reserve race as a stepping stone into future blue boats. The Oxford men's reserve crew are known as Isis, with the women's reserve crew known as Osiris. The Cambridge men's reserve crew are known as Goldie, with the women's reserve crew known as Blondie. Read the official announcement here.  Isis   Seat  Name COX Devon Bameier STROKE Leo von Malaise 7 Luke Robinson 6 Benedict Aldous 5 Ben Thomson 4 Hal Frigaard...

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