Windsurfing Varsity Match History

Photo of windsurfing varsity trophy - driftwood with two brass windsurging figures - for windsurfing varsity history
Paul Cox Windsurfing (Varsity) Trophy

Early Windsurfing Varsity Match History

A complete set of Windsurfing Varsity Match history and SWA Team Event results to date is tabled below. The Windsurfing varsity Match was first sailed in 1982 at Grafham in very windy conditions that resulted in a 1-1 tie, but it did not become a regular fixture until the 1990s. There is a photograph of the 1982 press match report, written by Hugh Aldersey-Williams, in the CUCrC Historic Photo Gallery (Oxford won the 1st’s race and Cambridge the 2nd’s race).

Blues Status

Cambridge Half Blue status was awarded in 1997 – current criteria are published on the CUCrC website. Oxford currently do not get Half Blues.

Match Trophies

A further piece of Windsurfing Varsity Match history concerns the Paul Cox Windsurfing (Varsity) Trophy presented by Chris Addison in 2005, is a piece of driftwood with some brass windsurfing figures on top. Oxford, captained by ex-Cambridge windsurfer Sandy Douglas, were the first holders. In 2016 the Jubilee Tankard, instituted in 1955 for Saturday dinghy fleet racing, was re-purposed for the Second Team (non-Blues) match – with Cambridge being the first holders.

Data Details

All the years listed below are calendar years. The SWA Team Event Position is the Cambridge result – Oxford currently do not compete in this National event. An historic list of Cambridge teams is maintained on the History pages of the CUCrC website. There is currently no online list of Oxford teams. The overall score in Windsurfing Varsity Match history now stands at Cambridge 22 wins, Oxford 7, and 2 ties.

YearWinnerScore    Winner
(2nd Team)
ScorePlaceSWA Team Event Position
             (Cambridge)
2018 (32nd Match)Grafham
2017Cambridge2-1Oxford2-1GrafhamNo team event
2016Cambridge1-0Cambridge1-0Grafham9th
2015Tie3-3FarmoorDNC
2014Cambridge5-1GrafhamDNC
2013Oxford3-0Farmoor12th
2012Cambridge3-0Dahab (Egypt)6th
2011 (25th Match)Oxford2-1HunstantonDNC
2010OxfordFarmoor2nd
2009OxfordDahab (Egypt)1st
2008Cambridge3rd
2007Oxford3rd
2006Cambridge5th
2005OxfordGrafham1st
2004CambridgeFarmoor2nd
2003CambridgeGrafham?
2002CambridgeWest Wittering?
2001Cambridge4th
2000Cambridge2nd – SWA Founded
1999Cambridge3rd
1998Cambridge
1997Cambridge
1996Cambridge
1995Cambridge
1994Cambridge
1993Cambridge
1992Cambridge
1991Cambridge
1990Cambridge
1989No Match
1988No Match
1987No Match
1986No Match
1985No Match
1984Cambridge
1983OxfordGrafham
1982Tie1-1Grafham