The Boat Race Company limited have confirmed that the Osiris Blondie Race (The Newton Women’s Reserve Boat Race) will now take place on the Championship Course in London on Friday 10th April at 4.05pm.
With the support of Newton Investment Management since 2011, Oxford University Women’s Boat Club and the Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club have been able to invest in coaching and equipment to prepare them for the 2015 season. The move of Osiris Blondie Race to join The Newton Women’s Boat Race on the Tideway will allow both Women’s Clubs to train the full squads for a race across the same distance.
The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course is 4 and a quarter miles long stretching between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in South West London. Racing at 4.05pm, The Osiris Blondie Race will take place on the same tide as The Newton Women’s Boat Race will the following day and will be umpired by Sarah Winckless (Olympic Bronze Medallist) from the Umpires Panel.
Commenting on the move David Searle, Executive Director at BCRL, said, “This move to align the racing objective for the Women’s Clubs allows the coaches to build greater depth within their squads. We look forward to welcoming The Newton Women’s Boat Race and the reserve crews on the Tideway this season for some exciting races.”
Details of the Osiris Blondie Race will be reported via www.theboatraces.org
The BNY Mellon Boat Races schedule
Friday 10th April
4.05pm: Osiris Blondie Race
Saturday 11th April
4.50pm:The Newton Women’s Boat Race
5.20pm: Isis Goldie Race
5.50pm: The BNY Mellon Boat Race