Lightweight Women’s Boat Race Crew Announced

We are delighted to announce the lightweight crew selected to represent Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club to race Oxford University Women’s Lightweight Rowing Club. The following athletes will be racing in light blue on the 30th March at Henley:-


Coxswain: Dylan Whitaker (Kings College Boat Club)

Stroke: Florence Alexander (Sidney Sussex Boat Club)

7: Louise Brett (Fitzwilliam College Boat Club)

6: Gemma King (Lady Margaret Boat Club)

5: Catherine King (Caius Boat Club

4: Jessica Godden (Emmanuel Boat Club)

3: Chiara Avancini (Newnham College Boat Club)

2: Victoria Walker (Caius Boat Club)

Bow: Laura Stewart (Pembroke College Boat Club)


“We are extremely proud of  the lightweight women’s crew that has been selected from a very competitive bunch of student athletes and selection has not been an easy task for the coaching team.  The Boat Race is the pinnacle of the year for our team and the squad has made excellent preparation in the lead up.  We know that Oxford will put out a good crew and there will be close and exciting racing, as past results have seen crews separated by a matter of feet” Commented Chief Coach Robert Weber.


The CUWBC spare pair for the lightweight women’s squad will also race over 2000m at Henley and Freya Casson (Lady Margaret Boat Club) and Catherine Walker (Caius Boat Club) have been selected to represent CUWBC.


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