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Women triumph in the Boat Race

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Women's boat race winners

A dominant Blue Boat set a new Tideway record for the women's Race, winning by 11 lengths in 18 minutes and 33 seconds. Coxed by Matthew Holland, the Light Blues surged into the lead from the Surrey station after the Oxford four seat 'caught a crab' at the start. 

CUWBC president and bow seat Ashton Brown, who last year was hospitalised with pneumonia after the dramatic almost-sinking, declared: "it feels great, all the hard work of so many people has paid off." There were mixed fortunes for our other three boats with a win for Blondie and valiant defeats for both CUBC crews.

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