Misty Albion is famous for its eighteen traditions. English Conservatism may have its flaws, but isn’t it good when this metropolitan tradition is famous all over the world?
Secular Season In London:
We are talking about the “secular season” in London, which began on March 29 this year, with the famous clash between Oxford and Cambridge. This is followed by the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, an exhibition of floral and landscape designs at Chelsea, the race awaiting the people of London at Ascot. Each program has worldwide recognition and prestige. To some extent, of course, it applies to the Thomas Boat regatta, but it does not diminish interest in the race in any way. The first part of my story about the “secular season” will be devoted to alignment. The first confrontation between the oldest English universities took place on June 11, 1829. Two Charles – Mariwal and Wordsworth – Cambridge and Oxford students argued, whose school is better. In the town of Hanley of the Thames, they decided to organize a race of 4.5 miles (6.8 kilometers).
The First Regatta Aroused Unprecedented Interest in the Public:
According to the newspapers of the time, about 20,000 people came to watch the swimming. The outcome of the race was not so important. Oxford won, but the fun, the struggle, and the emotion of the Rowers’ clash with the Thames in the cold spring. Not surprisingly, the race was repeated the following year. Cambridge won, until 1845, the regatta was held regularly in Westminster, and then the beaches in the Abbey area in the Putney suburb of London could not easily accommodate everyone.
Who is better According to statistics, Cambridge?
The light blue “runners” celebrated the victory 79 times, and the “dark blue” from Oxford – 74 times. Only once in history, in 1877, the boats came to the finish line at the same time and the draw was recorded. Field and steering boats weigh 96 kg and are 19.9 meters long. The Cambridge team set a speeding record in 16 minutes and 19 seconds in 1998. It sank three times in the history of wrestling, Oxford and Cambridge went downstairs. The team won three times, proudly reached the final line, and the race was postponed twice. Once both boats sank, the other judge did not recognize the Oxford team as a loser, although his boat sank.
There Is Already A Tradition From The Competition:
The next year the losing team sends an invitation to the enemy to regatta, which is a kind of dilemma. In 1829, Cambridge sent out an invitation. Another tradition: the winning team for next year chooses the team aspect, which is comfortable for the beginning of the wind. It is worth noting that the distance to the race is quite difficult. Boats run along the river, but the tide helps them. The organizers are trying to start from scratch.
Competition between Teams:
Participating in races is surely the dream of any student joining the queue. Six months before the regatta, the best choice begins. There are competitions. At different times, play for Olympic teams and European rowing champion university teams. To come in eight rows, it does not have to be British. In 2007, 12 of the 18 participants in the race were not British. This is a record. It is not necessary, that you become a helmsman by becoming a man. In 1981, for the first time, a woman started for the Oxford team.
Finally, I would like to note that in the last four years, Oxford has won three times. This means that the stock of victories at Cambridge is slowly running out. Long live the struggle for future teams.