CUWBC Lightweights Set Challenge

This morning at Henley’s River & Rowing Museum, Tricia Smith, CUWBC’s Lightweight Captain, formally challenged her Oxford counterpart ahead of the Henley Boat Races which will take place on Saturday 19 March.

The race is held over a 2000m course from Phyllis Court to Temple Island along the famous ‘Henley Reach’. Last year, the Cambridge lightweight crew defeated Oxford by just 3 feet.

The Cambridge crew named is:

Bow Ellie Hopgood (Girton)
2 Iona Casley (Gonville and Caius)
3 Ruth Allen (Emmanuel)
4 Peta Blundell (Hughes Hall)
5 Dorottya Nagy (Churchill)
6 Rachel Snow (Churchill)
7 Alexandra Wood (Newnham)
Stroke Imogen Grant (Trinity)
Cox Nicole Abernethy (St Edmund’s)

Spare pair:
Samantha Cook (St John’s)
Chloe Edwards (Trinity)

The Henley Boat Races Lightweight Women’s race will take place on March 19th 2016 at 15:00 with the spare pair racing at 14:30.

Tricia Smith (Christ’s) is unable to race herself due to injury, but is now midway through a challenge to raise money for both Cancer Research UK and CUWBC’s ‘Project Ely’ Boathouse project. Full details on the fundraising campaign can be seen here: