Bumps charts from 1980 to date.
2000: 146th BOAT RACE - Oxford by 3 lengths. Oxford 69, Cambridge 76. See Boat Race 2000s
At Hammersmith Bridge Oxford had just less than ½ length. Conditions worsened with some choppy water. Cambridge moved to no more than a ¼ length lead. Past Chiswick Eyot the heavier Oxford crew, with their shorter more powerful strokes, were coping with the conditions better than Cambridge. At Chiswick Steps the boats were level. Oxford gradually moved into a lead of one length by Barnes Bridge and won by 3 lengths.
2000: MEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Oriel
2000: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Pembroke
2001: 147th BOAT RACE - Cambridge by 2½ lengths. Oxford 69, Cambridge 77. See Boat Race 2000s
With no wind and very little tide Cambridge won the toss and chose the Surrey station. At the start Oxford took a slight lead. Almost immediately Cambridge steered sharply towards the Middlesex line and were warned twice in rapid succession by the umpire Rupert Obholzer. Then Oxford, still on their own station and a matter of a few feet ahead, veered towards Surrey and were warned. Almost immediately after this and still well before the Black Buoy the blades of the two boats overlapped substantially. Cambridge bow lost his oar and the umpire stopped the race. A restart was staged at the Black Buoy. Cambridge settled better and by Harrods were moving into a lead.
2001: MEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Oriel
2001: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Pembroke
2002: 148th BOAT RACE - Oxford by 2/3 lengths. Oxford 70, Cambridge 77. See Boat Race 2000s
2002: MEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Oriel
2002: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Pembroke
2003: 149th BOAT RACE - Oxford by one foot. Oxford 71, Cambridge 77. See Boat Race 2000s
Two days before the race Cambridge hit the Harbour Masters launch, damaging the boat and several riggers and blades and also crucially breaking the wrist of Canadian bow Wayne Pommen.
1870s: THE FOUL - A COXSWAIN'S NIGHTMARE ON THE EVE OF THE UNIVERSITY BOATRACE
"For whatsoever we perpetrate we do but row, we're steered by fate" Hudibras
Cambridge moved Goldie stroke Ben Smith to row bow.
David Livingstone rowed 4 for Oxford and his brother James Livingstone rowed 7 for Cambridge.
They produced a book: Blood over Water -
On a blustery, overcast April day in 2003, David and James Livingston raced against each other
in the 149th Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, watched by over seven million people.
It was the first time brothers had battled each other in this gladiatorial and quintessentially British tradition
for over a hundred years. Only one could be victorious.
In this book, David and James tell their stories for the first time, giving an intimate insight into one of our least understood but best-loved national sporting occasions.
James, following in his family's footsteps, is a student at St Catharine's College, Cambridge, while David, wanting to escape his brother's shadow, joins Christ Church College at Oxford University. As the pair embark on training loads almost beyond endurance, their stories reveal the rivalries between these ancient and great institutions.
Told in alternating narratives, Blood over Water is an emotional and searching joint self-portrait, and an account of a brotherly relationship tested to breaking point. David's fervent desire to beat his older brother pushes him on, but drives an impenetrable wedge between the siblings. As the race approaches they are unable even to speak to each other. It is only after the race, James wrestling with his final Cambridge exams, that they start to reconcile their shattered relationship, damaged by their pursuit of a shared dream. Not only a nail-biting drama for sports fans, Blood over Water also looks at the darker side of sibling rivalry and asks just what you would be willing to sacrifice to achieve your dreams.
2003: MEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Pembroke
2003: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - Pembroke
2004: 150th BOAT RACE - Cambridge by 6 lengths. Oxford 71, Cambridge 78. See Boat Race 2000s
140,000,000 people watched this 150th boat race, 8,900,000 in Britain. The crowd on the river was estimated at 250,000.
2004: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Magdalen
2004: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - New College
2005: 151st BOAT RACE - Oxford by 2 lengths. Oxford 72, Cambridge 78. See Boat Race 2000s
2005: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Magdalen
2005: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - New College
2006: 152nd BOAT RACE - Oxford by 5 lengths. Oxford 73, Cambridge 78. See Boat Race 2000s
2006: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Magdalen
2006: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - St Edmund Hall
2007: 153rd BOAT RACE - Cambridge by 1½ lengths. Oxford 73, Cambridge 79. See Boat Race 2000s
2007: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Magdalen
2007: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - St Edmund Hall
2008: 154th BOAT RACE - Oxford by 4 lengths. Oxford 74, Cambridge 79. See Boat Race 2000s
2008: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Balliol
2008: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - St Edmund Hall
2009: 155th BOAT RACE - Oxford by 3½ lengths. Oxford 74, Cambridge 79. See Boat Race 2000s
2009: HEAD OF THE RIVER - Christ Church
2009: WOMEN'S HEAD OF THE RIVER - St Edmund Hall
After the 2009 BOAT RACE, after one hundred and fifty five races, the overall tally is:
Oxford 75, Cambridge 79 (and one dead heat)
The lead in the Overall Tally of Boat Race Wins has only changed hands three times in all those years.
Scores were equal in 1836, 1863 and 1929.
Oxford won the 1829 first race.
Cambridge led from 1839 to 1862. Oxford led from 1864 to 1928. Cambridge led from 1930 to 2009
1829 - - 1863 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1929 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2009|
LEAD IN CUMULATIVE WINS: Oxford dark blue, Cambridge light blue