O&CSS History

Founding and O&CSS History – Summary

Stewart Morris (Trinity, Cambridge 1927), later to be an Olympic Gold Medalist, was the prime mover in the founding of the O&CSS in 1934. You can purchase an excellent history of the O&CSS – see the Merchandise page for details. Wikipedia has a O&CSS history page, including details of Olympic participation. Wikipedia has also published an good general history of team racing. You can access Cambridge Varsity Teams lists via the History section of the CUCrC website. Oxford team records are currently paper-based.

Peter Scott’s 1936 Olympic Medal

The photograph below is of Peter Scott on the podium with his single-hander Bronze medal at the 1936 Olympics. German Silver medalist Werner Krogmann is to the right, with some Nazi salutes visible in the background. Dutch Gold medalist Daan Kagschelland is hidden behind Peter.

Peter Scott - Olympics for O&CSS history
Peter Scott at the 1936 Olympic medal ceremony