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We have this fantastic piece of sporting history, the 1929 Clare’s College Oxford V Cambridge Boat Race Trophy Oar, this is a magnificent piece, with the right amount of patina to the blade, the hand painted finish is in great condition considering its age, the collar is made from leather & Brass, the name plate has Ayling’s Patent Button stamped on it.
The 81st Boat Race took place on 23 March 1929. Held annually, the Boat Race is a side-by-side rowing race between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge along the River Thames. The event featured three Olympic medallists and included the first Danish rower ever to participate in the Boat Race. In a race umpired by former Oxford rower Charles Burnell, Cambridge won by seven lengths in a time of 19 minutes 24 seconds, the fastest winning time since the 1924 race. The victory, their sixth in a row and their tenth in the previous eleven years, levelled the overall record for the first time since 1863, at 40 wins each.
Dimensions: H: 376.50cm Oar W: 15.24cm