Boat Race

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week Maria Miller finally resigned - and was replaced by Sajid Javid (and Nicky Morgan). The week that Kate, William and George went Down U...

Oxford Powers To Victory In 160th Boat Race

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Sport

Oxford have powered to victory in the 160th Boat Race on the River Thames. One of the Cambridge rowers almost fell out of his boat and lost control of...

Oxford Have Lighter Crew Than Cambridge For Upcoming Boat Race (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Sport

Defending champions Oxford unveiled a lighter crew but one with plenty of experience at the weigh-in for the 160th Boat Race with Cambridge. Three ...

Boat Race Protester Brands Australia A 'Racist Country'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Trenton Oldfield, the Australian activist who disrupted last year's Oxford v Cambridge boat race, has said he can't be deported to Australia because i...

Anti-Maggie Activists Must Use 'Guerrilla Tactics', Says Boat Race Protester

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK

Activist Trenton Oldfield, who was jailed for disrupting the Oxford Cambridge boat race last year, has said he believes protesters should use "guerril...

Pictures Of The Day: 1st April 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Lucy Sherriff

Oxford Beat Cambridge In 2013 Race | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University has beaten Cambridge to win the 2013 boat race, which, although peppered with expletives, passed off smoothly without interruption. ...

Security Tight For Boat Race To Ensure No Repeat Of Protest

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

Royal Marines will be stationed in inflatable boats along the length of the Boat Race course on Sunday to ensure the event is not disrupted by another...

Trenton Oldfield 'Wouldn't Have Swum In Thames If It Was This Cold'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK

The man who jumped into the River Thames during last year's boat race between Oxford and Cambridge to protest against elitism has admitted he wouldn't...

A Shock as Jean-Pierre Dick Loses His Keel

Alex Thomson | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

Enough is enough, the keels need to be made of solid steel and last the life of the boat, before someone gets hurt.

Exiting the Doldrums

Alex Thomson | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

I had my easiest doldrum crossing ever Saturday with only two big black clouds and a slight slow down.

The Run Up to the Doldrums

Alex Thomson | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

Really hot and humid inside the boat today but better than the freezing conditions at home!

Varying Winds Up to the Equator

Alex Thomson | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

I got my batteries up to 100% on Sunday for the first time since the Indian Ocean and filled up my water supply to the max. I celebrated with a shave just before I tacked, the first shave of the race, true to my word I shaved it into the style voted for by my fans on Facebook.

Good Morning From the Southern Ocean!

Alex Thomson | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

I've got a bit more used to the lack of contact now, but it's still hard not being able to speak to my family or stay connected to the world as much as I would like to.

Christmas in the Southern Ocean

Alex Thomson | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

Today is another day of DIY. Hydrogenerator problems still plague me but I feel as though I am getting closer to the root of the problem and so hopefully I will get there finally.

Christmas in the Pacific Ocean

Alex Thomson | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

Although Christmas is just another day in the race it still is hard to be out here with limited contact. My wife Kate and son Oscar are in Sweden with her family this Christmas. I have gifts from them onboard and I was also prepared this year and bought all my presents in November but I am going to miss spending my son's second Christmas with him.

Firmly Back in the South

Alex Thomson | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

t is bitterly cold down here now, and I have several layers on even when in my sleeping bag. I have a heater onboard but it burns diesel so whilst I am in power saving mode and conserving fuel, using the heater is a no go therefore it is like some sort of torture having all the capabilities of making heat but not being able to use it.

The Whole World Turned On Its Side

Alex Thomson | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

It is really rough out here. Very bumpy and really confused waves. I am trying not to go to fast at the moment as she starts to slam a bit.

Deep in the Waves

Alex Thomson | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

I am currently sailing towards this low pressure system in westerly winds which will back to the south in half a day before eventually settling back to the west again. The southerly wind will be very cold and I have prepared all my winter clothes.

Update From the South of Australia

Alex Thomson | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

I'm currently in fourth place as I sail past the south of Australia. I've slowed down slightly today as the wind is light this morning and will continue to get lighter as I sail into what is left of the ex cyclone Claudia and line up for the next system which will arrive quickly.

'I Was A Political Prisoner.. But I'd Do It All Again'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

Trenton Oldfield, the protester jailed for six months for swimming in front of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, has said he was a "political prisoner"...

How Oldfield and the Press Perpetuate Oxbridge Elitism

Ben Deaner | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Deaner

This media obsession with Oxford and Cambridge... creates an atmosphere of misplaced arrogance and grandeur within those institutions, it fuels the perception that we are ruled by an elite, impenetrable, Oxbridge club, and worst of all it intimidates poorer students away from applying to what are seen as alien institutions that only lets in posh kids.

Trenton Oldfield Deserves His Six Month Sentence

Bobby Friedman | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK
Bobby Friedman

The occasion is what counts - and an appreciation that if you don't provide enough of an deterrent, more and more people will start creating public dangers and destroying sporting events in the name of meaningless causes. Call this elitist if you will, but at least my name's not Trenton.

Boat Race Protester Trenton Oldfield Jailed For Six Months

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK

A protester who disrupted this year's Boat Race by swimming into the path of the crews has been jailed for six months. Trenton Oldfield was also or...

When Protest Is a Public Nuisance, the Public Should Worry

Julian Dobson | Posted 10.12.2012 | UK Politics
Julian Dobson

A healthy democracy champions the right to dissent, and to do so visibly and publicly. If protests cause harm, then judges have all the artillery of criminal law at their disposal; if no harm is done, they should leave well alone.