Cambridge crews to hold weight advantage for men's and women's Boat Races



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Oxford men's boat race captain Constantine Louloudis, left, and Cambridge captain Alex Leichter, right, pose with the trophy at a media opportunity in London, Thursday, March 19, 2015. The 161st boat race between Oxford and Cambridge University crews will take place on April 11, on the River Thames. The women's team will race on the same day and on the same course as the men's team for the first time this year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


Oxford women's boat race captain Anastasia Chitty, left, and Cambridge captain Caroline Reid, right, pose with the trophy at a media opportunity in London, Thursday, March 19, 2015. The 161st boat race between Oxford and Cambridge University crews will take place on April 11, on the River Thames. The women's team will race on the same day and on the same course as the men's team for the first time this year. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)


LONDON — Cambridge will have the heavier men's and women's crews for the Boat Races against Oxford next month.

The men's Light Blues of Cambridge weighed in Thursday at a total of 727.8 kilograms (1,604.5 pounds) excluding the cox, with an average weight of 90.08 kg (198.5 pounds) per oarsman.

The Dark Blues of Oxford weighed a total of 685.8 kg (1,511.9 pounds), or an average of 85.73 kg (188.9 pounds) per man.

The Cambridge women's crew weighed a total of 581 kg (1,280.8 pounds), an average of 72.63 kg (160.1 pounds). The Oxford crew weighed 573.8 kg (1,264.9 pounds), an average of 71.72 kg (158.1 pounds).

The Boat Races will take place on the River Thames on April 11. It's the first time the women's race is being held on the same day as the men's.

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