The Henley Boat Races
The Henley Boat Races are a series of rowing races between crews representing the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. The event takes place on the River Thames at Henley, usually the week before the University Boat Race which is run on the 6,779m Championship Course in London.
The university races take place over a 2,000m course, downstream — the opposite direction to the Henley Royal Regatta course — and finish halfway down Temple Island. Currently Cambridge have abandoned their Granta (lightweight men’s reserves) boat due to lack of funding. The 2013 event was moved to Dorney Lake as a result of flooding on the Thames.
The Women’s Boat Race will move to the Tideway in 2015, to take place on the same course and on the same day as the men’s Boat Race.
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