BBC films Great8


A nice short film of the Great8 racing Cambridge Unviersity filmed a week before the Boat Race – includes interviews with Alan Campbell and Olaf Tufte and coach, Bill Barry.

BBC film of Great8

Notice when the crews are side by side how cleanly the Drehers come out of the water compared to the more splashy oars used by the other crew.

Peter Spurrier photographed the crew on each outing during the week leading up to the Head of the River Race. Here are a couple of his photo galleries and some fabulous images

Great8 Training week gallery

Great8 versus CUBC gallery

Head of the River gallery


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