©spThe      Boat        Race           1
©sp            THE IDEAThe idea for a rowing race between theUniversities of Oxford and Cambridgecame from two friends –Ch...
©sp3
©sp    When did it all start?On 12 March 1829, Cambridge senta challenge to Oxford and thus thetradition was born which ha...
©sp         WHERE?The course is 6,779 m fromPutney to Mortlake, passingHammersmith and Barnes; it issometimes referred to ...
©sp6
©sp        RACE DAYOn Race Day up to 250,000spectators crowd the banks ofthe Thames from Putney toMortlake to witness thea...
©sp     VANTAGE POINTSThe best vantage points in themiddle section of the courseare Hammersmith (on LondonUnderground’s Pi...
©sp9
©sp      WHO IS WHO?Members of both teams aretraditionally known as bluesand each boat as a "BlueBoat", with Cambridge in ...
©sp             FACTS?• The first female to take part in the  race was Susan Brown, who coxed  for Oxford in 1981• One ent...
©spFAMOUS COMMENTARY?The most famous commentary onThe Boat Race featured BBC radiocommentator John Snagge who,his voice fi...
©sp         THE SPONSORS• Xchanging began its Boat Race sponsorship in  2005• Xchanging is a fast-growing international bu...
©sp                    2008After an epic battle over thefirst half of the course, withCambridge stealing a brieflead after...
©sp               2009• 28 March 2009• Live on ZDF and Eurosport• A huge push around the Surrey bend  from favourites Oxfo...
©sp    You can find much moreinformation on The Boat Race            here  www.theboatrace.org                            ...
©spThe End          17
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The boat race 2009

  1. 1. ©spThe Boat Race 1
  2. 2. ©sp THE IDEAThe idea for a rowing race between theUniversities of Oxford and Cambridgecame from two friends –Charles Merivale, a student atCambridge, and his school friendCharles Wordsworth who was atOxford. 2
  3. 3. ©sp3
  4. 4. ©sp When did it all start?On 12 March 1829, Cambridge senta challenge to Oxford and thus thetradition was born which hascontinued to the present day, wherethe loser of the previous year’s racechallenges the opposition to a re-match. 4
  5. 5. ©sp WHERE?The course is 6,779 m fromPutney to Mortlake, passingHammersmith and Barnes; it issometimes referred to as theChampionship Course, andfollows an S shape, east towest. 5
  6. 6. ©sp6
  7. 7. ©sp RACE DAYOn Race Day up to 250,000spectators crowd the banks ofthe Thames from Putney toMortlake to witness theaction. 7
  8. 8. ©sp VANTAGE POINTSThe best vantage points in themiddle section of the courseare Hammersmith (on LondonUnderground’s Piccadilly,Hammersmith and City orDistrict Lines) 8
  9. 9. ©sp9
  10. 10. ©sp WHO IS WHO?Members of both teams aretraditionally known as bluesand each boat as a "BlueBoat", with Cambridge in lightblue and Oxford dark blue. 10
  11. 11. ©sp FACTS?• The first female to take part in the race was Susan Brown, who coxed for Oxford in 1981• One entertainment for spectators is the possibility of a boat sinking• This happened to Cambridge in 1859 and 1978 and to Oxford in 1925 and 1951 11
  12. 12. ©spFAMOUS COMMENTARY?The most famous commentary onThe Boat Race featured BBC radiocommentator John Snagge who,his voice filled with excitementduring the 1949 staging of theevent, reported: "I cant see whosin the lead but its either Oxford orCambridge." 12
  13. 13. ©sp THE SPONSORS• Xchanging began its Boat Race sponsorship in 2005• Xchanging is a fast-growing international business processing company• Xchanging also provides procurement, finance and accounting, and human resources services to customers across industries. 13
  14. 14. ©sp 2008After an epic battle over thefirst half of the course, withCambridge stealing a brieflead after Hammersmith,Oxford regained theinitiative and moved steadilyaway to their third boat racevictory in five years. 14
  15. 15. ©sp 2009• 28 March 2009• Live on ZDF and Eurosport• A huge push around the Surrey bend from favourites Oxford earned them victory in the 155th University Boat Race. 15
  16. 16. ©sp You can find much moreinformation on The Boat Race here www.theboatrace.org 16
  17. 17. ©spThe End 17
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