Sunday, April 6, 2014
Boat Race Prediction: A Darker Shade of Blue
The 160th Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is upon us, and it wouldn't be right if we didn't throw our hat into the ring and offer a prediction for today's outcome. Given the experience, horsepower, and recent history for Oxford, we're backing the Dark Blue to repeat as champions in 2014, this time by a margin of five lengths. From top to bottom, the Oxford lineup is fantastic on paper, and looks to be living up to that potential given the results from their Tideway fixtures. Cambridge will have a tall task before them, and will no doubt put up a valiant fight, but over the course of four miles (and in potentially rough conditions) the experience and caliber of the Dark Blue crew will more than likely make this an open water victory. (And, based on the results of our RR reader poll, 80% of you agree.)
The race is set for 1755 GMT. The veterans races yesterday saw a trio of victories for Cambridge. You can follow all the action via Twitter (@theboatrace), and keep an eye on Instagram as well (@rowingphotography). For more information, see the official website of the BNY Mellon Boat Race.