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Rowing

Oxford – Cambridge

Oxford–Cambridge boat race first held Click to show or hide the answer
Present course first used Click to show or hide the answer
Became an annual event Click to show or hide the answer
Ended in a dead heat Click to show or hide the answer
Both boats sank (race re–run next day) Click to show or hide the answer
The first Boat Race had to be restarted because Click to show or hide the answer
Closest finish (2003): Oxford won by Click to show or hide the answer
Start of the course Click to show or hide the answer
End of the course Click to show or hide the answer
Length of the course Click to show or hide the answer
Course record set by Cambridge in 1998 Click to show or hide the answer
Bridges that the course passes under Click to show or hide the answer
First woman to take part (Oxford, 1981 and 1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Both crews coxed by women Click to show or hide the answer
Men's reserve eights Oxford Click to show or hide the answer
Cambridge Click to show or hide the answer
Women's reserve eights Oxford Click to show or hide the answer
Cambridge Click to show or hide the answer
Oxford blue and son of a famous artist; coached Oxford to 10 successive wins, 1976–85 Click to show or hide the answer
Comic actor and comedian who rowed for Cambridge in 1980 Click to show or hide the answer
Rowed in 6 winning crews for Oxford, 1978–83, giving rise to (and reluctantly giving his name to) a rule limiting the number of times a rower can compete Click to show or hide the answer
Former England rubgy union international, first reserve for Cambridge in 1998 when aged 50 Click to show or hide the answer

Interrupted the boat race in 2012 by swimming into the path of the boats Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer

Henley

Henley Regatta first held Click to show or hide the answer
Club that stages Henley Regatta Click to show or hide the answer
Contested at Henley since 1884, regarded as the 'Blue Riband' of amateur sculling Click to show or hide the answer
Henley's oldest race (dating back to the first regatta in 1839): the world's premier open event for eights Click to show or hide the answer

Other

Race contested by up to six apprentice Thames watermen, annually since 1715 – one of the world's oldest sporting trophies Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Name given to oarsman No. 8: nearest to the cox and the stern, in view of all the other rowers; sets the rate and rhythm for the rest of the crew Click to show or hide the answer
Length of a 'canvas' (previously 5 feet) Click to show or hide the answer
Length of the Olympic (and World Championship) rowing course Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Steve Redgrave's first coxless pairs partner, before Matthew Pinsent (including the 1988 Olympics when they won gold) Click to show or hide the answer
Moved to the UK from East Germany to coach the Leander club, following the reunification of Germany in 1991; coached gold medal winners at every Olympics from 1972 to (2012), including Steve Redgrave Click to show or hide the answer

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