BBC Sport - The Women's Boat Race pioneers
The Women's Boat Race pioneers
- From the section Rowing
Former rower Annie Vernon looks ahead to 11 April 2015, when history will be made on the waters of the Thames as the men's and women's Boat Race teams race on the same day for the first time.
It is nearly 90 years since the first women's Cambridge v Oxford University Boat Race and finally they are being allowed to compete on the same tideway course as the men and have equal television coverage and funding from sponsors.