With just under seven weeks until all eyes in the rowing world turn to the championship course in London, Cambridge University have been gaining valuable racing experience on the equally famous stretch of the Thames in Henley. The men’s squad entered two Eights and faced fierce competition from Leander Club on their home water. Goldie Davidson claimed the headship and were the fastest crew of the day, beating Leander Club by 13 seconds, who in turn were a second ahead of Goldie Mitchell. James Cracknell made his racing debut for Cambridge and sat at 2 in the top Cambridge boat. Henley Fours and Eights Head also saw the Lightweight Women of Cambridge take to the water. The Light Blues were the second fastest Women’s Eight behind home favourites, Leander Club.
Cambridge University Boat Club crews:
Matthew Holland (cox)
Charlie Marcus (cox)
Both Cambridge University Boat Club and Leander Club will be in action in the official Boat Race Fixtures. Cambridge will race Oxford Brookes on the 13th March at 11:30 and Leander will race Oxford University Boat Club on the 23rd March commencing at 14:00