2019 Crew Announcement at London City Hall

Thank you to everyone at London City Hall for making us feel so welcome yesterday at the crew announcement.   We were delighted to unveil the 2019 women’s Blue Boat in front of gathered media and supporters overlooking spectacular views of London.

The ‘Crew Announcement’ and ‘Weigh-In’ are both important moments in the build up to the Boat Races.  The BBBC’s Andrew Cotter introduced crew members, sharing amusing anecdotes and interesting background information; we heard about Pippa’s Rubik’s Cube mastery!  As tradition dictates, each athlete stands on the scales and their weight is displayed, thankfully we all have a very healthy approach to size and scale.  We are proud of every gram of hard earned muscle in our collective 578.3KG.

CUWBC has three crews selected to race Boat Races in the coming weeks.  Blue Boat, Reserve crew ‘Blondie’ and Lightweight, we also have two spare pairs selected.


The 2019 Blue Boat is representing seven different colleges.


Bow – Tricia Smith –  Christ’s College

2  – Sophie Deans – Murray Edwards College

3 – Laura Foster – Queens’ College

4 –  Larkin Sayre – Emmanuel College

5 – Kate Horvat –  Jesus College

6 – Pippa Whittaker – Christs College

7 – Ida Gørtz Jacobsen – Newnham College

Stroke Lily Lindsay – Pembroke College

Cox – Hugh Spaughton – Jesus College



The 2019 Reserve Crew ‘Blondie’ is representing nine different colleges.


Bow Charlotte Jackson – Jesus College

2 Emma Andrews – Pembroke College

3 Adriana Perez Rotondo – Newnham College

4 Abigail Parker – Emmanuel College

5 Anouschka Fenley – Lucy Cavendish College

6  Rebecca Dell – Christ’s College

7 Sally O’Brien –  Peterhouse 

Stroke  Fanny Belais – King’s College

Cox  Catriona Bourne – Magdalene College



The 2019 Lightweight Crew is representing eight different colleges.

Bow Laura Stewart – Pembroke College

2 Victoria Walker – Caius College

3 Chiara Avancini – Newnham College

4 Jessica Godden – Emmanuel College

5  Catherine King – Caius College

6  Gemma King – St John’s College

7  Louise Brett – Fitzwilliam College

Stroke – Florence Alexander – Sidney Sussex College

Cox Dylan Whitaker – King’s College