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The Boat Race 2024: St Peter’s students selected to cox the Oxford Women’s Blue and Oxford Women’s Reserve Boats

21 March 2024

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On Wednesday, 13 March, The Boat Race Company Limited, in partnership with Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC), Oxford University Women’s Boat Club (OUWBC) and Cambridge University Boat Club, hosted The Gemini Boat Race 2024 Crew Announcement in London at Battersea Power Station. St Peter’s College students will cox the Oxford Women’s Blue and Oxford Women’s Reserve Boats.

Joe Gellet

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Joe Gellet is a first-year postgraduate medical student at St Peter’s College. Joe will cox the Oxford Women’s Blue Boat at the 2024 race. A graduate of St Anne’s, Joe is no stranger to the Boat Race, having been selected for OUWBC crews in 2021 and 2022.

Joe said, ‘I am very excited to have made the Blue Boat for the second time this year. Although this is my first year at St Peter’s, I have felt very welcomed and supported by the community, and I am appreciative that the College has contributed to my rowing subs. I look forward to representing St Peter’s at the race this year!’

Tara Slade

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Postgraduate medical student Tara Slade, who coxed the Oxford Women’s Blue Boat in 2023, was selected to cox the Oxford Women’s Reserve Boat in 2024.

Tara said, ‘I’m extremely proud to be racing alongside such strong, dedicated women. The best part of rowing is the people, and I'm fortunate to be surrounded by this supportive and driven community, from past boat clubs, to St Peter’s facilitating my aspirations to stroke a boat in Summer Eights last year, to Oxford University Boat Club women’s squad.  

'I have immense respect for every member of our squad, for physical strength, mental resilience, academic prowess, and overall outstanding commitment to each other. We look forward to an excellent race, and treasure our gains both on and off the water, carrying our signature “with you” call into the sporting, professional and wider aspects of our lives.’

The Boat Race will take place on Saturday 30 March 2024. To learn more about the Boat Race, click here.

Images by Benedict Tufnell/Row360 and Nikola Boysova

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