Did anyone catch the Oxford Cambridge Boat race on the weekend?
I was lucky enough to obtain a first class seat from a friend’s flat on the river and my god I never knew rowing could be so interesting!
With both teams neck and neck after ten minutes, the race was looking to come to an exciting finish when lo and behold a protester swam into their path (regretfully Australian).
The event had to wait another 20 minutes to recommence, by that time changing the dynamics of the race entirely.
Moments later Oxford's Hanno Wienhausen broke his oar in a clash with Cambridge leaving Cambridge to take a rather hollow victory... not before Alex Woods of the Oxford team collapsed!
What are all your thoughts on the race?
Would Cambridge have won if the race hadn’t been stopped?
What should be the penalty for the protester? (bearing in mind he was protesting elitism even though he comes from a more than privileged background)