It would have been interesting to have seen the race if the oxford cox had ket his line. He had said that he thought that the boats should have been closer together, and therefore moved closer in. All of that clashing could have been prevented. I felt sorry for the bow-man, and also for the oxford guy who for a little seemed that he'd get wacked by cambridge's oars.
I think Cambridge will win.
At the time of the clash Oxford were technically in Cambridge's line (but crossovers happen all the time throughout the races). They were warned and Acer put the rudder on hard left so were moving away. The Cambridge cox also put the rudder on hard left for some reason and then the boats clashed, so it was technically a foul, but very difficult to call. Just been speaking to an extreme rowing enthusiast who said he reckons most umpires would have disqualified on that basis, but with it being the Boat Race it's hard to overturn a decision. So Cambridge win, and well done to them.
Congrats also to the Oxford Isis boat which won, as did the Oxford Women's Blues and Women's Isis crews (especially to the four Hilda's girls who rowed in the women's races last week).
Cambridge were in the right and esp since the umpire was telling oxford to move away.
As for the swearing the oxford cox swore serveal times... shame long gone are the days when an oxford man was a gentleman. I've nothing against the "lower class" (or whatever you want to call them) being in Oxford, but I think Oxbridge should maintain a bit of class and sound a bit more BBC English.