The victorious crew
The victorious crew

Oxford boat wins Women's Boat Race by four lengths

Oxford beat Cambridge by four lengths to win the 2014 Women’s Boat Race.

The Dark Blues eased to victory over the two kilometre course at Henley-on-Thames in a time of five minutes and 50 seconds.

From next year, the women’s race will be held on the same day as the men’s race, on the same four-and-a-half mile course between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames.

The first Women’s Boat Race took place in 1927, becoming an annual event in the mid 1960s. 

The men’s competition will take place next Sunday 6 April.

The winning crew:

Elizabeth Fenje (bow seat), Alice Carrington-Windo (two seat), Maxie Scheske (three seat), Lauren Kedar (four seat), Nadine Graedel Iberg (five seat), Laura Savarese (six seat), Anastasia Chitty (seven seat), Amber de Vere (stroke seat) Erin Wysocki-Jones (cox)