women's boat race

event filming | Oxford v Cambridge

It was a historic day, when the women’s boat race was staged over the same stretch of the Thames as the men for the first time - and also broadcast live for the first time. So it was appropriate that the winning Oxford boat was called Catalyst.

Women’s sport has often struggled for exposure but, on its 70th outing, the women’s race was finally given pride of place in the schedules and on TV.