Womens Varsity Teams

Womens Varsity Team Racing Introduction

This page contains a partial list of Cambridge womens varsity sailing teams from the inception of the Oxford-Cambridge womens match in 1958 to the current day. We have used best endeavours from participants’ memories and research in the Club’s archives to construct teams for the years of 1958 to 2011. Since 2012 the Club has made an annual deposit of full team details and season’s results (the Commodore’s Report) in the archives of the Club at the University Library (reference: SOC.103). The Commodore’s Report is also available online.

Who Gets a Blue (Women)

(See Open Varsity Teams page for Men)

Current arrangements for awarding Colours and Blues to women team members are as follows (updated 12 Jun 2020).
A Full Blue is awarded to up to 9 athletes fulfilling the following criteria in the same season:
1. Competes in the Varsity Match Womens Team or Open Team, AND
2. Comes in the top 8 of the BUCS/BUSA (Open) Team Racing Finals, OR
3. Sails as part of a team at BUCS/BUSA (Open) Team Racing Regional Qualifiers AND places in the top two universities at the RYA/BUSA Womens Team Racing Championships.
A Half Blue is awarded to up to 9 athletes fulfilling the following criteria in the same season:
1. Competes in the Varsity Match Womens Team or Open Team, AND
2. Sails as part of a team at BUCS/BUSA (Open) Team Racing Qualifiers or on the Cambridge 1st Team at the RYA/BUSA Womens Team Racing Championships.
Club Colours are awarded to athletes competing in the Varsity Match Womens Team, but not achieving Half Blue criteria.

Data Details

The bare outcome of the match is recorded here for convenience. The location of, and score for, each match is recorded on the O&CSS website – so that this detailed information is available to both Universities.   Open teams are listed separately on this site, and that Open Teams page also records the current arrangements for awarding Colours and Blues to team members


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Womens teams from 2017 to date (normally three-a-side contests with one helm and two crew in each boat). Captain listed first if a helm, otherwise trios (lines) are alphabetic on helm name (first column)

YearName and College (Helm)Name and College (Crew)Name and College (Crew)
2020Holly MacAskill (Queens-Capt)Molly Desorgher (Jesus)The match was sailed in Fireflies because
LostBethan Matthew (St. Catharines)Olivia Jacklin (St. Catharines)of COVID-19, so there was only one crew.
 Juliette Kennedy (Robinson)Laragh Harvey-Kelly (Christs) 
2019Jemima Lawson (St Catharines)Chloe Macaulay (Clare)Cat Wallace (Emmanuel-Capt)
WonHolly MacAskill (Queens)Nina Luckmann (Jesus)Jules Welham (Trinity)
 Anna Prescott (Magdalene)Bethan Matthew (St Catharines)Karen Thomas (Lucy Cavendish)
2018Anna Prescott (Magdalene-Capt)Karen Thomas (Lucy Cavendish)Bethan Matthew (St Catharines)
WonJemima Lawson (St Catharines)Chloe Macaulay (Clare)Fiona Tait (St Catharines)
 Penny Wieser (Jesus)Holly MacAskill (Queens)Jules Welham (Trinity)
2017Rachel Tilley (Christs-Capt)Cat Wallace (Emmanuel)Karen Thomas (Lucy Cavendish)
WonJemima Lawson (St Catharines)Helmi Burton-Papp (Emmanuel)Florence Gilks (St Johns)
 Anna Prescott (Magdalene)Chloe Macaulay (Clare)Fiona Tait (St Catharines)

Womens teams from 2012 (start of annual recording) to 2016. Captain listed first if a helm, otherwise trios are alphabetic on helm name (first column).

YearName and College (Helm)Name and College (Crew)Name and College (Crew)
2016Rachel Tilley (Christs-Capt)Daisy Baxter (Trinity Hall)Chloe Macaulay (Clare)
WonAnna Prescott (Magdalene)Hannah Bibby (Christs)Cat Wallace (Emmanuel)
2015Hannah Bibby (Christs)Francine Counsell (Corpus-Capt)Rachel Tilley (Christs)
LostKatie de Lange (Trinity)Helmi Burton-Papp (Emmanuel)Steph MacAulay (Emmanuel)
2014Lilly Carlisle (Newnham)Francine Counsell (Corpus-Capt)Sarah McCuskee (Murray Ed)
WonKatie de Lange (Trinity)Sarah Lombard (Downing)Esther Sidebotham (Jesus)
2013Honor Fell (Newnham)Sarah Lombard (Downing)Milly Stephens (Emmanuel-Capt)
LostFiona Hampshire (St Catharines)Francine Counsell (Corpus Christi)Esther Sidebotham (Jesus)
2012Sarah Hughes (Queens-Capt)Francine Counsell (Corpus Christi)Dawn Wilkinson (Jesus)
LostFiona Hampshire (St Catharines)Rosie Finlinson (Homerton)Milly Stephens (Emmanuel)

Womens teams from 1995 (start of two-a-side keel boat events with one helm and two crew) to 2011. Captain first, other names alphabetic. Where the year is underlined with asterisks, the names on each line are listed as helm, crew, crew.

YearName and CollegeName and CollegeName and College
2011Fiona Hampshire (St Catz-Capt)Lilly Carlisle (Newnham)Sarah Hughes (Queens)
LostSarah Martin (Girton)Milly Stephens (Emmanuel)Dawn Wilkinson (Jesus)
2010Sarah Martin (Girton)Clair Brunner (Jesus)Anya de Iongh (Corpus-Capt)
LostFi Parkinson (Caius)Fiona Hampshire (St Catharines)Dawn Wilkinson (Jesus)
2009Sarah Crossman (Queens-Capt)Hannah Brown (Churchill)Anya de Iongh (Corpus Christi)
LostSarah Martin (Girton)Kat Ward (NH/ME)Frances Wensley (Magdalene)
2008Sarah Crossman (Queens)Frances Wensley (Magdalene)Jules Toynton (Caius)
WonFi Parkinson (Caius)Emma Foster (Magdalene-Capt)Anya de Iongh (Corpus Christi)
2007Kat Ward (NH/ME-Capt)Hester Robertson (Queens)Emma Foster (Magdalene)
LostSarah Crossman (Queens)Francesca Lofts (ME/NH)Jessica Fleminger (Trinity)
2006Sarah Chapman (Caius)Rosie Thornton (Sidney-Capt)Marta Lapsley (Sidney Sussex)
LostKat Ward (NH/ME)Cat Gerrard (Jesus)Eddie Glennie (Caius)
2005Bethan Carden (T Hall-Capt)Ellen Burgess (Downing)Megan Burrough (Pembroke)
LostSarah Chapman (Caius)Rachel Morris (Clare)Julia Rennie (Pembroke)
2004Gemma Farrell (St Johns-Capt)Sarah Chapman (Caius)Rosie Thornton (Sidney Sussex)
   ?Bethan Carden (Trinity Hall)Sarah Hill (Downing)Jo Lucas (Caius)
2003Rachel Howe (NH/ME-Capt)  
2002Katie Hughes (St Johns-Capt)Sarah Brewer (NH/ME)Lara Morley (Newnham)
   ?Annie Lush (Emmanuel)Jo WightmanRachel Howe (NH/ME)
2001Sarah Brewer(NH/ME-Capt)Rachel Howe (NH/ME)Lara Morley (Newnham)
   ?Katie Hughes (St Johns)Jo WightmanAdrienne Murray (Robinson)
2000Ari Liddell (NH/ME-Capt)Sarah Brewer (NH/ME)Helen Farr (NH/ME)
   ?Rachel Franks (Selwyn)Alison Hancock (Emmanuel)Anya Tremlett (Trinity Hall)
1999Jo Sutcliffe (Emmanuel-Capt)Sarah Brewer (NH/ME)Helen Farr (NH/ME)
   ?Rachel Franks (Selwyn)Ari Liddell (NH/ME)Anya Tremlett (Trinity Hall)
1998Amy Morris (Peterhouse-Capt)Rosie Brown (Christs)Ari Liddell (NH/ME)
LostChantal Nicholson (Corpus Christi)Jo Sutcliffe (Emmanuel)Anya Tremlett (Trinity Hall)
1997Lucy Davey (Girton-Capt)Rose Brown (Christs)Jayne Bubb (Magdalene)
WonAmy Morris (Peterhouse)Emma Evans (Peterhouse)Jo Sutcliffe (Emma)
1996Katie Nurton (Christs-Capt)Zoe Ballantyne (Clare)Jayne Bubb (Magdalene)
WonLucy Davey (Girton)Laurie Jamieson (NH/ME?)/Emma Evans?Annabel Simpson
1995Sarah Griffith (Kings)Zoe Ballantyne (Clare)Amy Bastow (Christs-Capt)
WonKatie Nurton (Christs)Lucy Davey (Girton)Emma Evans (Peterhouse)

Three-women-helm dinghy teams in 1994 and earlier. Captain first, other names alphabetic except when the year is underlined with asterisks. In such instances the first line gives the helms and the second line their crews. The match was combined with the main event from 1993. Previously its location had alternated between Oxford and Cambridge, with the last ‘separate’ match being at Farmoor in 1992.

YearName and CollegeName and CollegeName and College
1994Katie Wilson (Newnhan-Capt)Sarah Griffith (Kings)Katie Nurton (Christs)
WonAmy Bastow (Christs)Lucy Davey (Girton)Claire Broadbent (St Johns)
1993Helen Kerr (Downing-Capt)Sian Maddocks (Kings)Katie Wilson (Newnham)
WonAmy Bastow (Christs)Guin Hodges (Jesus)Claire Broadbent (St Johns)
1992Sian Maddock (Kings-Capt)Helen Kerr (Downing)Louise Walker (Newnham)
WonKatie Wilson (Newnham)Anita Campion (St Catharines)Guin Hodges (Newnham)
1991Sian Maddock (Kings)Emma AndersonJane Worrallo (Girton)
WonMiranda Merron (Sidney Sx-Capt)Louise Walker (Newnham)Anita Campion (St Catharines)
1990Liz Walker (NH/ME-Capt)  
1989Liz Walker (NH/ME-Capt)  
1988Amanda Best (Newnham-Capt)Claire Bethune (Corpus)Helena Pozniak (Queens)
   ?Jill Metcalfe (Corpus)Liz Walker (NH/ME)?
1987Amanda Best (Newnham-Capt)Karen Allsop (Girton)Claire Bethune (Corpus)
WonHelena Pozniak (Queens)Jill Metcalfe (Corpus)Liz Walker (NH/ME)
1986Jenny Fray (St Catharines-Capt)Karen Allsop (Girton)Amanda Best (Newnham)
WonCarolyn Mowat (Newnham)Bridget RoseveareToni Stewart (Trinity)
1985Jenny Pocock (Emmanuel-Capt)Wendy Barclay (Robinson)Jenny Fray (St Catharines)
WonGillian JohnstonStephanie PilkingtonToni Stewart (Trinity)
1984Helen Steers (Newnham-Capt)Jenny Pocock (Emmanuel)Sadie Wickens
WonCate Cormie (Fitzwilliam)Catherine GossWendy Barclay (Robinson)
1983Anna Stratton (Newnham-Capt)Helen Steers (Newnham)Helena Scott (NH/ME)
LostSarah Cummings (NH/ME)Cate Cormie (Fitzwilliam)Wendy Barclay (Robinson)
1982Becky Allott (Newnham-Capt)  
1981Sarah Howard (Trinity-Capt)  
1980Elizabeth Jory (Selwyn-Capt)  
1979Liz Hoyle (Sidney Sussex-Capt)Jill Dorsett (NH/ME)Elizabeth Jory (Selwyn)
LostLindsey Bibby (Churchill)Sarah Howard (Trinity)Bev Salt (Selwyn)
1978Jill Dorsett (NH/ME-Capt)Sue Nadin (Kings)Liz Hoyle (Sidney Sussex)
LostJudith RoderickLiz Roseveare (Newnham)Elizabeth Jory (Selwyn)
1977Mary Clarke (Newnham-Capt)Jill Dorsett (NH/ME)Sue Nadin (Kings)
TieLiz Roseveare (Newnham)Judith Roderick (Selwyn)Caroline Aston (Girton)
1976Susanna Riviere (Churchill-Capt)Mary Clarke (Newnham)Anne Simon (Newnham)
WonJudith SmithJane HollowayMelane Hocknell (Wolfson)
1975Anne Simon (Newnham-Capt)V Sumner (Hughes Hall)Susanna Riviere (Churchill)
WonLiz Brooke-Smith (Newnham)Veronica Hammerton (Girton)Una-Jane Winfield (NH/ME)
1974Janet Phillips (NH/ME-Capt)Susanna Riviere (Churchill) 
1973Martha Langdon-Down (NH/ME-Capt)J PhillipsK Pierce
WonJ HarrisonM NaylorH Middleton
1972Martha Langdon-Down (NH/ME-Capt)  
1971Felicity Wilson (Newnham-Capt)  
1970Trottie Stewart (Girton-Capt)  
1969R Brook (Girton-Capt)  
1968G A Russell(Girton-Capt)  
1967E Troughton (Girton-Capt)  
1966Diane Golton (Newnham-Capt)Mary-Grace Feachem (Newnham) 
1965Celia Barratt (Newnham-Capt)  
1964Rona Bassett (Newnham-Capt)  
1963Elizabeth Cooper (Newnham-Capt)Rona Bassett (Newnham)Pippa Johnson (Newnham)
1962Jane Philpot (Newnham-Capt)Chris Bateman (Newnham)Gilly Dover (Girton)
WonMargaret Thrower (Newnham)  
1961Daphne Fischer-Webb (N’ham-Capt)Chris Bateman (Newnham)Harriet Bullman (Newnham)
WonMargaret Thrower (Newnham)  
1960Daphne Fischer-Webb (N’ham-Capt)Lisanne Bainbridge (Newnham)Harriet Bullman (Newnham)
WonMargaret Thrower (Newnham)  
1959Sylvia Stephenson (N’ham-Capt)  
1958Hillary Fischer-Webb (N’ham-Capt)Norma Bassett (Newnham) 

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