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Womens Head of the River 2009

This race was first rowed in 1927. The course is from Mortlake to Putney about four and a quarter miles rowed with the tide. The winners this year are London/Hollandia/Thames/Marlow/UL with a time of 18 minutes 28.27 seconds. 300 "Eights" entered in this years race. Weather was not too bad, some sunny spells, and not too cold. A slight breeze, river quite flat on a falling tide.
Four at a time, to the boathouse.
Four at a time, to the boathouse.
Friends and relatives.
Friends and relatives.
The Embankment in front of the boathouses.
The Embankment in front of the boathouses.
A happy rower.
A happy rower.
The slipway on the Embankment.
The slipway on the Embankment.
Bow, no 16
Bow, no 16
Bow, no 4
Bow, no 4
Bow, no 13.
Bow, no 13.
Ultimate embarrasment, University of Birmingham crew fall out of their boat.
Ultimate embarrasment, University of Birmingham crew fall out of their boat.
The river is cold, it takes your breath away.
The river is cold, it takes your breath away.
Wellies full of water after the dunking.
Wellies full of water after the dunking.
The tide is fast here, she almost lost it.
The tide is fast here, she almost lost it.
Watching the boats come home.
Watching the boats come home.
Pleased its all over.
Pleased its all over.
No 14.
No 14.
Race over, going back home upriver.
Race over, going back home upriver.
The boat that capsized is now full of water and very heavy.
The boat that capsized is now full of water and very heavy.
Its a hard race, very tiring.
Its a hard race, very tiring.
Gonna beat that Myrtis.
Gonna beat that Myrtis.
Canada geese flypast.
Canada geese flypast.
36 and 55 shoot Putney Bridge, 9 returns.
36 and 55 shoot Putney Bridge, 9 returns.
No 4, Nottingham RC A
No 4, Nottingham RC A
Dismantling the boat after the race.
Dismantling the boat after the race.
No 3, Durham University BC A
No 3, Durham University BC A
More wellies.
More wellies.
No 2, Oxford Brookes University BC
No 2, Oxford Brookes University BC
Wellies await.
Wellies await.
No 1, Osiris BC A
No 1, Osiris BC A