The Split rowing team from Croatia have beaten legendary Oxford and Cambridge crews to win the 15th International Regatta “Sv. Duje” (St. Dominus), which was held in the Dalmatian city of Split over the weekend…
Oxford and Cambridge universities have famously raced against each other annually on the River Thames in the UK since the mid 1800’s, and over the weekend it was the 12th time that they have raced each other in Croatia in the annual cup which also features the Split rowing team.
An impressive Split team battled the rain on Sunday to bring the trophy back home winning both races.
Race 1: 1. Split 38.79, 2. Cambridge 39.06, 3. Oxford 39.72
Race 2: 1. Split 40.04, 2. Cambridge 40.29, 3. Oxford 40.52
Split: Nikša Skelin, Denis Boban, Zvonimir Batinić, Jure Mrduljaš, Igor Boraska, Vladimir Topić, Nenad Tvrdić, Mario Kujunžić and Fabjan Fabjanac.
Cambridge: Ben Smith, Alex McGarel Grovea, Christopher Lenevefoster, Geoff Roth, Nicholas Edelman, James Thomas, David Nelson, Daniel Barry and Laurie Klavenes.
Oxford: Alistair Heathcote, Nicholas Heatcote, Jan Herzog, Jonathan Matthews, David Livingstone, Toby Garet, Luka Grubor, Leo Carrington and Will Haleen.
(photo credit: regatta sv.duje)