Oxbridge Singapore Race June 2019
The 4th Singapore Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge Alumni was held on 8th June 2019 in Marina Bay, Singapore. The event, celebrated as “Row for Hope 2019”, was a partnership between the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Singapore (Oxbridge Singapore). The aim of the event was to raise awareness and funds for cancer care and survivorship of those affected by cancer.
In its 3rd edition, after Row for Hope 2016 and 2017, this year’s Row for Hope featured boat races between Oxford and Cambridge alumni members from Singapore, Hong Kong, Sweden, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Cambridge alumni won the Men’s and Mixed races, while Oxford alumni won the International race.
As a passionate community within Oxbridge Singapore, the Oxbridge Singapore Boat Club (OSBC) organised Row for Hope with the aspiration of building camaraderie between Oxford and Cambridge alumni in the region through sports. In addition to Row for Hope events, the club has also participated in boat races hosted by Oxbridge Malaysia, Oxbridge Hong Kong, as well as boat races celebrating Singapore World Water Day.