Duncan shoots the 2011 Xchanging Oxford and Cambridge Universities Boat Race.

March 2011. Duncan has just spent a very pleasant three days shooting  the 2011 Xchanging Oxford and Cambridge Universities Boat Race as an accredited photographer.  (His second consecutive year at what is one if his favourite sporting events.)  The Thursday and Friday of Tideway Week produced some glorious March weather.  What could be better than bobbing about on a boat, in the sunshine, camera in hand and the spectacle of practice outings in front of you?  (Such a contrast to the snow blizzards of 2010!)

The weather took a turn on Race Day Saturday and sadly the flat lighting did not help the images.  However, it was very exciting (the boats go surprisingly fast) and shooting from a media launch following immediately behind, Duncan felt as if the vociferous 250,000 strong crowd was cheering him on personally for the 17 mins 32 secs duration of the race!  Oxford won by four lengths over Cambridge, who were 12 secs adrift at the Finish.

Duncan would like to thank The Xchanging Boat Race and the team at Sports Impact for their hospitality and efficiency during the event.  Thanks also to the Cambridge University Boat Club for twice inviting him aboard their  ML AMARYLLIS to observe and photograph their practice outings.

Duncan’s Boat Race 2011 images can be seen here.

 

The Cambridge Blue Crew on a Practice Outing.

The Cambridge Blue Crew on a Practice Outing.

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