[UK] Oxford-Cambridge boat races venue

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Henry Law

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Apr 4, 2021, 12:15:58 PMApr 4
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Now that it's been shown (as if anyone should have doubted it) that the
Oxford-Cambridge races can be held somewhere other than London, and since
we know that Hammersmith Bridge is unlikely to be open for navigation for
some time, why not move the race round the country, as the Olympics move
round the world?

I'm sure that quite a number of other rivers in the UK could provide a
four-and-a-bit mile course, with bends, and some of them would be wider
than the Great Ouse at Ely. One or more local clubs could provide the
facilities for boat storage and so on during the final training period,
and the exposure (and perhaps some money from the sponsors) would be
greatly to their benefit. And the course wouldn't be anyone's "home
water".

Who could put flesh on this idea and make it happen?

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Henry Law n e w s @ l a w s h o u s e . o r g
Manchester, England

A. Dumas

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Apr 4, 2021, 12:25:47 PMApr 4
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And invite a couple of other teams to raise the quality a bit.

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