Sir Steve Redgrave, one of Great Britain’s greatest ever Olympians, will present the victorious crews with the trophies for The 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Race and Newton Women’s Boat Race on 11th April 2015.
The five time Olympic gold medallist rower will be awarding the trophies in an historic year for The 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races which will see the 70th Women’s Boat Race competed on the Tideway course for the first time on the same day as the 161st Boat Race.
Sir Steve Redgrave commented, “It will be an huge honour to be handing over the trophies for the BNY Mellon Boat Races this year. It will be a unique and special day having the men’s and women’s Boat Races happening on the same day, same venue, over rowing’s Championship Course – Putney to Mortlake.”
Sporting history will be made on Saturday 11th April 2015 when The BNY Mellon Boat Race is joined on the Tideway for the first time by The Newton Women’s Boat Race. First raced in 1829 and 1927 respectively, The BNY Mellon Boat Races are amongst the oldest sporting events in the world. Thousands of people along the banks of the Tideway, and millions more TV around the world will enjoy even more action this year, as the Oxford and Cambridge men’s and women’s Blue Boats face off against each other in the ultimate head to head contest on the Championship Course. Having officially announced the crews last week, the countdown to Race day is on, and which Blues will get their hands on The BNY Mellon Boat Race and Newton Women’s Boat Race trophies is impossible to predict.
The 2015 BNY Mellon Boat Races will take place on Sunday 11th April 2015. The Newton Women’s Boat Race will begin at 4:50pm, The BNY Mellon Boat Race at 5:50pm.