Ireland’s Caoimhe Dempsey has been chosen as the stroke of the Cambridge women’s eight for this year’s Boat Race.

 Dempsey was part of the Cambridge crew which won the race in the last two years. The former Trinity rower is a postgraduate student at Cambridge and the Cambridge University Boat Club’s women’s president. 

 The crew announcement for the race in London on March 26th, was made at Apothecaries’ Hall, Blackfriars, this morning.

Pic: © Liam Gorman. 

The Gemini Boat Race 2023 Crews


Bow: Laurel Kaye (Worcester) 

Claire Aitken (Oriel) 

Sara Helin (St. Peter’s) 

Ella Stadler (Exeter) 

Alison Carrington (Hertford) 

Freya Willis (Magdalen) 

Sarah Marshall (Jesus) 

Stroke: Esther Austin (St Anne’s) 

Cox: Tara Slade (St Peter’s) 


Bow Carina Graf (Emmanuel) 

Rosa  Millard (Trinity Hall) 

Alex Riddell-Webster (Murray Edwards) 

Jenna Armstrong (Jesus) 

Freya Keto St. (Edmund’s) 

Isabelle Bastian (Jesus) 

Claire Brillon (Fitzwilliam) 

Stroke: Caoimhe Dempsey (Newnham) 

Cox: James Trotman (Sidney Sussex) 

OUBC (Average Weight minus cox 91.95kg)

Bow: James Forward (Pembroke) 

Alex Bebb (St. Peter’s) 

Freddy Orpin (St. Catherine’s) 

Tom Sharrock (Magdalen) 

James Doran (Oriel) 

Jean-Philippe Dufour (Lincoln) 

Tassilo von Mueller (Hertford) 

Stroke: Felix Drinkall (Wolfson) 

Cox: Anna O’Hanlon (Somerville) 

CUBC (Average Weight cox 89.15kg) 

Bow: Matt Edge (St Catharine’s) 

Brett Taylor (Queens’) 

Noam Moulle (Hughes Hall) 

Seb Benzecry (Jesus) 

Thomas Lynch (Hughes Hall) 

Nick Mayhew (Peterhouse) 

Ollie Parish (Peterhouse) 

Stroke: Luca Ferraro (King’s) 

Cox: Jasper Parish (Clare)