The Oxford University Women’s Lightweight Rowing Club trains to race Cambridge University at the Henley Boat Races in spring each year. The summer involves racing at some of the top regattas in the UK and abroad including BUSA, aiming to qualify for European Universities Championships, Gent, Henley Women’s Regatta, Henley Royal Regatta and the National Championships. We race as Tethys Boat Club at heads and regattas.
In Oxford, lightweight is defined for women as a max individual limit of 59kg. This is the competition requirement and entry into a lightweight squad may be above this weight. Nutrition advice is available through all squads. The squad trains for 11-12 sessions a week, both at the Fleming Boathouse in Wallingford, and at the OUBC gym at Iffley Road.
Varsity: OUWLRC compete against Cambridge at Henley-on-Thames as part of the “Henley Boat Races”. The course runs for 2km downstream from the Royal Regatta Finish to half-way down Temple Island.