Wolfson College Boat Club, Oxford

Women’s Head of the River Race 2011

8s headWolfson’s W1 went to London last Saturday to race in the “largest women’s rowing race in the world”: a head race on the tideway between Mortlake and Putney over 6.9km. Under a beautiful sunshine they rowed a good race and completed the course in 21:44.65 min. They finished 157th out of the 297 ranked crews.This placed them behind Worcester and Hertford colleges but in front of Linacre and Keble. It was a great experience for the crew as 5 out of the 8 girls had never raced on the tideway or on such a long distance before. Many thanks to Sam who stepped into the coxing seat, meeting most of the crew only an hour before the race!