Oxford women take honours in Boat Race

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Oxford performed a clean sweep of the women's races from the regatta finish to the top of the island at Henley yesterday, leaving Cambridge to make amends with a two-foot winning margin in the men's lightweight race.

This is the narrowest win since the series began in 1989, and brings the score to Cambridge 22, Oxford 14. Oxford's women's president, Sonia Bracegirdle, has now won the Boat Race with Cambridge in 2007, switching to Oxford for another victory last year and adding her third yesterday.

Oxford's crews all chose the Berkshire station and all got away from the stake boats to advantage in a following breeze and fast running water.