The Women's Boat Race Season 2018:

CUWBC Trial Eights

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River Thames between Putney and Mortlake

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The Trial Eights are the only opportunity either side have to race the full course Boat Race from Putney to Mortlake with the Race Umpires, so provide an important test for rowers and coxes alike; and allows both sets of coaching teams to analyse the progression and potential.

The first Trial Eights race was staged by Oxford 153 years ago in 1859 and Cambridge joined the tradition three years later in 1862. The first Trial Eights for the Women's Boat Race was in 2014, when their race moved from Henley to the Tideway.

The Trial Eights for Oxford and Cambridge were planned, as usual, to happen on the same day, but, due to injury, the event had to be postponed until January for OUWBC, and injuries on the Cambridge side made crew changes necessary.

Harald Joergens