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Crews 1980s:

Please click on the links below to get to a given crew in any given year, or just scroll through the crews to see them all.
BB = Blue Boat;  Bl = Blondie;  LW = Lightweights.

1980 - BB, Bl

1981 - BB, Bl

1982 - BB, Bl

1983 - BB, Bl

1984 - BB, Bl, LW

1985 - BB, Bl, LW

1986 - BB, Bl, LW

1987 - BB, Bl, LW

1988 - BB, Bl, LW

1989 - BB, Bl, LW

 

YEAR 1979-80

President:   Cherith Simpson  (Clare)

Hon. Secretary: Jocelyn Buxton

Date of races: 28th March at Henley

Result: Oxford     by 1 second   in 6 mins 12 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow:  Cherith Simpson (Clare)

2: Sue Pritchard (Clare)

3: Elizabeth Aitchison (Trinity Hall)

4: Lili A.Portig (Clare)

5: Sarah Hunter-Jones (New Hall)

6: Sian Jackson (New Hall)

7: Kay E. Hales (Trinity Hall)

Str: R. L. Smyth (Clare)

Cox:  Sue P. Harris (New Hall)

 

Squad coaches : Ken Simons, Matthew Rockel (LMBC), Ali Jelfs (Fitzwilliam and CUBC), John Hartley (LMBC), Alec Clark-Kennedy, John Gleave (LMBC) and Neil Burnet (Clare, CUBC and UK)

 

 

YEAR 1979-80

Captain:   Angela Jones

Date of races: 28th March at Henley

Result: Blondie by 2 lengths

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow:  Natalie Evans (Selwyn)

2: Jane Stebbings (Girton)

3: Hillary Tunnicliffe (Homerton)

4: Julie Young (New Hall)

5. Kathryn Buckley (Selwyn)

6: Jill Tovey (New Hall)

7: Angela Jones (Girton)

Stroke: Lesley Owen (Homerton)

Cox:  Angela Griffiths (Girton)

 

Coaches: David Jennings, S. C. Trowell, Nerys Jones, Kathy Brayshaw, Larry Poos, Norman Kirkby, J. Young (New Hall)

 

 

 

YEAR 1980-1

President: Lili A. Portig (Clare)

Hon. Secretary: Jill Tovey (Newnham)

Date of races: 29th March at Henley

Result: Oxford     by 1 second         in 6 mins 12 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow:  Lili A. Portig (Clare)

2: Mary Turpin (New Hall)

3: Holly A. Wainwright (Girton)

4: Kerry Selvester (Girton)

5: Tessa A. McRae (Darwin)

6: Kay E. Hales (Trinity Hall)

7: Jill M. Tovey (New Hall)

Stroke: Helen Burnett (Homerton)

Cox:  Claire Godbold (Sidney Sussex)

 

Coach: Norman Kirby

 

 

 

YEAR 1980-1

Date of races: 29th March at Henley

Result: Osiris       by 8 seconds      in 6 mins 37 secs

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow:  Jenny Bird (Jesus)

2: Tamsin Wilson (New Hall)

3: Natalie Evans  (Selwyn)

4: Sian Powell (Selwyn)

5: Anne Cooper (New Hall)

6: Sylvia van Kleef (Fitzwilliam)

7: Hillary Tunnicliffe (Homerton)

Stroke: Nikki Hargreaves (Trinity Hall)

Cox: Naomi Fink (Clare)

 

 

 

YEAR 1981-2

President:   Claire Godbold (Sidney Sussex)

Date of races: 21st March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 3 seconds

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow:  Paula Nock (Downing)

2: Heather Brown (Newnham)

3: Sue Barnard (Robinson)

4: Sylvia van Kleef (Fitzwilliam)

5: Kate Panter (Downing)

6: Tessa McRae (Darwin)

7: Kareen Marwick (Girton)

Stroke: Helen Burnett (Homerton)

Cox: Claire Godbold (Sidney Sussex)

 

Squad coaches: Roger Wiggin, John Sutherland-Smith, Neil Burnett, Steve Jones, John Gleave, Noel Casey, Norman Kirby.

 

 

 

YEAR 1981-2

Date of races: 21st March at Henley

Result: Blondie    by  4½ lengths

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow:  K. Parry (St Catharine’s):

2: S. Williams (Trinity Hall)

3: L. Norrie (Emmanuel)

4: Alison Yarwood (Girton)

5: C. Collins (Gonville & Caius)

6: Jane Nicholson (Girton)

7: E. Newbronner (Newnham)

Stroke: C. Johnson (Churchill)

Cox: S. Lock (Clare)

 

Coaches: Norman Kirby, Jeremy Arnold, John Harrodine, Nerys Jones, Neil Burnett.

 

 

 

YEAR 1982-3

President: Sue Barnard (Robinson)

Vice- President: Kate Panter

Hon Sec: Sara Lock    

Treasurer: Carol Collins

Date of races: 27th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 3 lengths        in 6 mins 29 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow:  Alison Staniforth  (Trinity Hall)

2: Julia Morgan (Selwyn)

3: Nonie Ray (Darwin)  

4: Lydia Filipek (Trinity Hall)

5: Sue Barnard (Robinson)

6: Kareen Marwick (Girton)

7: Kate Panter (Downing)  

Stroke: Claire Johnson (Churchill)

Cox: Elizabeth Kopelman (Robinson)

 

Spares: Joanne Elliot (Fitzwilliam) and Claire Smith (Trinity)

Squad coaches: Norman Kirkby, Roger Wiggin, Rachel Webster, Gene Frisco, Jerry Bailey, Nerys Jones and Mike Spracklen

 

 

 

YEAR 1982-3

Date of races: 27th March at Henley

Result: Osiris       by 8 seconds    in 6 mins 53 secs

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow:  Sarah Girling (Trinity)

2: Claire Hobbs (New Hall)

3: Elizabeth Holmes (Gonville & Caius)

4: Katherine Gunn (Fitzwilliam)

5: Susan Hammond (Emmanuel)

6: Susan Hayden (Churchill)

7: Caroline Fleming (New Hall)

Stroke: Kathryn Langsford (Clare)

Cox: Elizabeth Walker  (New Hall)

 

Coaches; Norman Kirby and Nerys Jones

 

 

YEAR 1983-4

President: Nonie Ray (Darwin)

Date of races: 25th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 4 to 5 lengths

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow:  Caroline Fleming (New Hall)

2: Kate Grose (Trinity Hall)

3: Sue Heenan (LMBC)

4: Nonie Ray (Darwin)

5: Kate Panter (Downing)

6: Heather Brown (Newnham)

7: Sue Hammond (Emmanuel)

Stroke: Sue Turner (Sidney Sussex)

Cox: Jimmy Daboo (LMBC)

 

Squad coaches: Roger Wiggin, Jerry Bailey, Mark Bathurst, Laurie Hallifax, Roger Silk, Simon Taylor-Young, Rachel Webster and Mike Spracklen. Tony Reynolds and Tim Aston (Land)

 

 

 

YEAR 1983-4

Date of races: 25th March at Henley

Result: Osiris

      

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow:  Claire Huxley (Christ’s)

2: Vicky Charles-Jones (Jesus)

3: Sarah Whitehead (New Hall)

4: Judy Edwards (? College)

5: Jocelyn Court (Newnham)

6: Melanie Reichelt (Churchill)

7: Helen Saul (Christ’s)

Stroke: Clare Munford (New Hall)

Cox: Claire Salmon (New Hall)

 

Spares: Karen Nugent (St Catharine’s) and Ali Rhind (Newnham)

Coaches: Ian Bernstein, Nerys Jones, Chris Lloyd, Rob Palmer, Mark Briegal, Doug Parnham and Dave Todd

 

 

 

YEAR 1983-4

Date of races: 25th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 1 1/2 lengths

This was an unofficial race between Lightweights from CUWBC and OUWBC and no time was taken.

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow:  Deanna Turner (Trinity)

2: Mary Phillips (Churchill)

3: Lynelle Walker-Smith (Clare)

4: Jane Fullam (Churchill)

5: Stephanie A. Bew (Sidney Sussex)

6: Kathryn Langsford (Clare)

7: Sarah Wilshaw (Newnham)

Stroke: Louise Makin (LMBC)  

Cox: Alison Fyffe (Girton)

 

Spare: Jane Hendrie

Coaches: Ewan Pearson (CUBC), Hamish McCallum (Clare), Chris Harris (CULRC)  and Roger Silk.

 

 

YEAR 1984-5

President:   Sue Heenan (LMBC)

Date of races: 31st March at Henley

Result: Oxford     by 3 secs   in 5 mins 48 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow: Jo Busvine (New Hall)

2: Lucy Adler (Fitzwilliam)

3: Jocelyne Court (Newnham)

4: Judith Slater (LMBC)

5: Debra Flewin (Churchill)

6: Sue Heenan (LMBC)

7: Sarah Cleveland (St Edmund’s)

Stroke: Melanie Reichelt (Churchill)

Cox: Ali Rhind (Newnham)

 

Squad coaches: Roger Silk, Nick O’Sullivan, Ian Bernstein, Kevin Bowles, Laurie Hallifax, Mike Spracklen.

 

 

 

YEAR 1984-5

Date of races: 31st March at Henley

Result: Osiris       by 8 secs

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow: Sarah Gaddes (Selwyn)

2: Jackie Howie (Trinity Hall)

3: Sue Neville (Fitzwilliam)

4: Claire Harbour (LMBC)     

5: Karen Laurensen (Newnham)

6: Astrid Kopmels (Fitzwilliam)

7: Helen Brunskill(Trinity Hall)

Stroke: Catie Wallis (Selwyn)

Cox:  Becky Soans (Trinity Hall)

 

Coaches: Chris Lloyd, Paul Knight, Magnus Burbanks, Rob Palmer, Martin Fordan, Mark Briegal

 

 

YEAR 1984-5

Date of races: 31st March at Henley

Result: Cambridge         by 6 lengths / by 10 secs

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow: Caroline Hitchen(Darwin)

2: Sarah Collins (Trinity Hall)

3: Sue Frederick (Churchill)

4: Amanda Calvert (Churchill)

5: Sue McGladdery (Robinson)

6: Louise Makin (LMBC)

7: Fiona McAnena (LMBC)

Stroke: Jane Fullam (Churchill)

Cox:  Carole Burton (Fitzwilliam)

 

Spares: Alison Burford (Queens’) and Meg Holdsworth (LMBC)

Coaches: Roger Silk, Ian Mutley-Smith, Chris Harris and Magnus Burbanks

 

 

YEAR 1985-6

President: Judith Slater (LMBC)

Vice-President: Caroline Buckley

Date of races: 23rd March at Henley

Result: Oxford     by ½ length        in 6 mins 1 sec

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow: Karen Laurenson (Newnham)

2: Elizabeth Vigrass (Downing)

3: Margaret Owen (Jesus)

4: Judith Slater (LMBC)

5: Nicky Murray (Trinity)

6: Sue Turner (Sidney Sussex)

7: Catie Wallis (Selwyn)

Stroke: Mel Reichelt (Churchill)

Cox: Jane Bolgatz (Robinson)

 

Squad coaches: Roger Silk, Nick O’Sullivan, Kevin Bowles, Ian (Gonzo) Bernstein, Mike Sprachlen, Paul Knight, Andy Turnbull, Chris Lloyd, Ian Mutley-Smith, Mark Briegal, Doug Parnham.

 

 

 

YEAR 1985-6

Date of races: 23rd March at Henley

Result: Blondie           in 6 mins 21 secs

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow: Jenny Pocock (Emmanuel)

2: Karina MacMahon (Queens’)

3: Becky Caroe (Pembroke)

4: Caroline Buckley (Pembroke)

5: Cindy MacDonald (Jesus)

6: Anna Mary Young (Newnham)

7: Jo Burch (Newnham)

Stroke: Catherine Wait (New Hall)

Cox: Adrian Hyncinca (LMBC)

 

Coaches: Paul Knight, Andy Turnbull, Kevin Bowles, Chris Lloyd, Nick O’Sullivan, Mark Briegal, Doug Parnham, Mike Spracklen

 

 

 

YEAR 1985-6

Date of races: 23rd March at Henley

Result: OUWLRC                in 7 mins 18 secs

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow: Kemlin Furley (Queens’)

2: Jenny Halbert  (Queens’)

3: Laila Hyde (Girton)

4: Penny Webb (New Hall)

5: Susie Warner (New Hall)

6: Alison Tucker (Emmanuel)

7: Diane Taylor (Corpus Christii)

Stroke: Rosalind Ganderton (Jesus)

Cox: Ian Taylor (Sidney Sussex)

 

Spares; Halldiss Gribbin and Jane Coatesworth

Coaches: Ian Mutley-Smith, Roger Silk, Nick O’Sullivan, Chris Harris

 

 

 

YEAR 1986-7

President: Elizabeth Vigrass  (Downing)

Vice-President: Jo Burch

Date of races: 22nd March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 3 lengths        in 5 mins 55 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow: Jo Burch (Newnham)

2: Steph Burras (St Catharine’s)

3: Charlotte Williams (Fitzwilliam)

4: Judith Slater (LMBC)

5: Nicky Murray (Trinity)

6: Elizabeth Vigrass (Downing)

7: Martha Plessas (Queens’)

Stroke: Sarah Brown (St Catharine’s)

Cox: Roger Lowe (Peterhouse)

 

Spares: Cate Wait (New Hall), Anna-Mary Young (Newnham), Caroline Buckley (Pembroke) and Mair Jones (LMBC)

Coaches: Ian (Gonzo) Bernstein, Nick O’Sullivan, Roger Silk, Jerry Dale, Pat Sweeney, Mike Spracklen. Doug Parnham, Chris Lloyd, Martin Fordham, Tony Baker, Ian Smith, Tony Nelder, Carole Burton, James Ganderton, Joe Bailey.

 

 

 

YEAR 1986-7

Date of races: 22nd March at Henley

Result: Blondie    by 3 lengths

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow: Erica Parry (St Catharine’s)

2: Lucinda Cane  (New Hall)

3: Annamarie Stapleton (LMBC)

4: Rachel Murray (Robinson)

5: Melita Page (Churchill)

6: Julia Getley (Trinity)

7: Jo Hunter (Queens’)

Stroke: Helen Woodley (Gonville & Caius)

Cox: Jo Logan (Christ’s)

 

Coaches: Doug Parnham, Chris Lloyd, Martin Fordham, Tony Baker, Roger Silk, Pat Sweeney, Mike Spracklen and Nick O’Sullivan

 

 

 

YEAR 1986-7

Date of races: 22nd March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 3 lengths         in 6 mins 21 secs

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow: Natasha Olby (Trinity Hall)

2: Susannah Church (Emmanuel)

3: Sarah Jackson (New Hall)

4: Pauline Whitley (Fitzwilliam)

5: Helen Cooke (St Catharine’s)

6: Rosa Ganderton (Jesus)

7: Anna Varey (Gonville & Caius)

Stroke: Helen Syms (Churchill)

Cox: Lisa Ross-Magenty (Trinity Hall)

 

Spares: Steph Barwise and Margret Penney

Coaches; Ian Smith, Nick O’Sullivan, Tony Nelder, Carol Burton, Roger Silk, Jo Bailey, James Ganderton

 

 

 

YEAR 1987-8

President: Stephanie Burras  (St Catharine’s)

Vice-President; Jo Burch (Newnham)

Date of races: 20th March at Henley

Result: Oxford     by 1 length    in 5 mins 37 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow: Jo Burch (Newnham)

2: Lucinda Cane (New Hall)

3: Rachel Cane (New Hall)

4: Jane Flint (Downing)                   

5: Charlotte Williams (Fitzwilliam)

6: Stephanie Burras (St Catharine’s)

7: Jo Hunter (Queens’)

Stroke: Rachel Murray (Robinson)

Cox: Michael Colyer (Selwyn)

 

Spares: Kathryn Seymour and Jacqui Finney

Squad coaches: Pat Sweeney, John Pritchard, Ian (Gonzo) Bernstein, Tish Reid, Roger Silk, Nick O’Sullivan, Ian Chisholm, Rachel Pearce, Liz Zuille, Pete Convey, Laurie Hallifax. Helen Middleton, Chris Lloyd, Andy Turnbull,

 

 

 

YEAR 1987-8

Date of races: 20th March at Henley

Result: Osiris (Blondie was disqualified after finishing 1 ½ lengths ahead)

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow: Juliet Whitaker (Trinity Hall)

2: Rebecca George (Jesus)

3: Kristin Norget (Queens’)

4: Kathryn Seymour (Churchill)

5: Jacqui Finney (Fitzwilliam)

6: Nikki Jackson (Churchill)

7: Katrina Cliffe (New Hall)

Stroke: Michelle Soane (Downing)

Cox: Martin Orviss (Emmanuel)

 

 

 

YEAR 1987-8

Captain: Natasha Olby

Date of races: 20th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 3 lengths         in 5 mins 50 secs

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow: Jane Coatesworth (Fitzwilliam)

2: Clare Adams (Emmanuel)

3: Gill Matthews (Churchill)

4: Brett Emery (Fitzwilliam)

5: Caroline Noble (Clare)

6: Susannah Church (Emmanuel)

7: Natasha Olby (Trinity Hall)

Stroke: Helen Syms (Churchill)

Cox:  Karen Watson (Robinson)

 

Spares: Sarah Crampton (Queens’) and Sarah Blackhall (Jesus)

Coaches: Ian Smith, Tony Nelder, Hilary Tunnicliffe, Laurie Hallifax, Ros Ganderton, Roger Silk, Pete Convey

 

 

 

YEAR 1988-9

President:   Jo Burch (Newnham)

Date of races: 19th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 1 length     in 6 mins 20 secs

 

Crew: Blue Boat

 

Bow: Michelle Soane (Downing)

2: Jacqui Finney (Fitzwilliam)

3: Cat Lee-Elliott (Churchill)

4: Helen Sanders (Queens’)

5: Kirsten Clayton (Jesus)

6: Anne Kupschus (Gonville & Caius)

7: Rachel Cane (New Hall)

Stroke: Susannah Church (Emmanuel)

Cox: Vanessa Cook (Selwyn)

 

Squad coaches: Roger Silk, Ron Needs, Pete Convey, Adrian Hyncica, John Pritchard, Davy Parnham, Tony Bates, Marysh Chmiel, Nick O’Sullivan, Tony Nelder, Robin King, Sarah Blackhall, James Entwhistle, Louis Taylor, Steve Addison, Mark Briegal, Chris Lloyd, Andy Silk.

 

 

 

YEAR 1988-9

Date of races: 19th March at Henley

Result: Osiris       by 1 length    in 6 mins 33 secs

 

Crew: Blondie

 

Bow: Rachel Pearce (Downing)

2: Gina Adams (Downing)

3: Sarah Cooke (Downing)

4: Trudy Willmott (Newnham)

5: Kathie Flanagan (Peterhouse)

6: Sophia Khan (Clare)

7: Karen Heenan (LMBC)

Stroke: Elizabeth Renshaw (Newnham)

Cox: Paul Macfarlane (Churchill)

 

Spare IV   bow. Jane Irving (Emmanuel) 2. Marie-Claire Bleasdale (Queens’) 3. Karen Labron (Fitzwilliam) Stroke. Helen Mellor (Queens’) stroke Cox. Caroline Owen (Queens’)

Coaches: Robin King, Sarah Blackhall, Pete Convey, James Entwhistle, Louis Taylor.

 

 

 

YEAR 1988-9

Captain: Clare Adams

Date of races: 19th March at Henley

Result: Cambridge        by 1 length    in 6 mins 37 secs

 

Crew: Lightweights

 

Bow: Sara Hanna (Emmanuel)

2: Liz Hill (Girton)

3: Rupa Morris (Fitzwilliam)

4: Caroline Waller (LMBC)

5: Linda Newton (Clare)

6: Clare Adams (Emmanuel)

7: Amanda Wilson (Emmanuel)

Stroke: Kate Fawkner (Peterhouse)

Cox: Sandie Oates (Pembroke)

 

Coaches: Roger Silk, Ian Shore, Tony Nelder, Robin King, Marysh Chmiel,