Boat Race Build-Up: CUBC Triumphant over British U23s in Tideway Fixture
|Camrbidge take the lead (Photo: Iain Weir, www.iainweir.info)|
|Cambridge approach Hammersmith Bridge (Photo: Iain Weir)|
|Cambridge cut into the U23 lead at the outset of the second piece|
(Photo: Iain Weir)
In other racing, Imperial College BC defeated Goldie (Second VIII from Cambridge), and a London Rowing Club men's Lightweight VIII took on Cambridge University Lightweight RC, which featured an as yet unidentified rower (5 seat) donning a Princeton all-in-one. The London crew (with GB internationals James Lindsay-Finn in 7 and Stephen Feeney in the 5 seat, and three-time Henley finalist James Young in 4) won the piece, which ran from Hammersmith Bridge to the LRC flagpole in Putney. While there is no official margin, it appears that LRC won by three to five lengths.
Many thanks to Henley Winner and old LRC teammate, Iain Weir of www.iainweir.info and www.rowingphotography.co.uk for the great shots of the racing. Weir is a professional freelance photographer, and recently had an exhibition at the River and Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, England.