Windsurfing Varsity Match History

Photo of windsurfing varsity trophy
Paul Cox Windsurfing (Varsity) Trophy

Early Oxford Cambridge Windsurfing Varsity Match History

A complete set of Oxford Cambridge 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 Oxford Cambridge 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 23 wins, Oxford 8, and 2 ties

Year Winner Score     Winner
(2nd Team)
Score Place SWA Team Event Position  (Cambridge)
2023 (33rd Match) Cambridge 4-1 Grafham DNC
2022 No Match (No Interest) DNC
2020 No Cambridge captain No Cambridge captain COVID
2019 No Oxford team No Oxford team DNC
2018 Oxford 2-0 Oxford 2½-½ Farmoor Only one entrant
2017 Cambridge 2-1 Oxford 2-1 Grafham No team event
2016 Cambridge 1-0 Cambridge 1-0 Grafham 9th
2015 Tie 3-3     Farmoor DNC
2014 Cambridge 5-1     Grafham DNC
2013 Oxford 3-0     Farmoor 12th
2012 Cambridge 3-0     Dahab (Egypt) 6th
2011 (25th Match) Oxford 2-1     Hunstanton DNC
2010 Oxford       Farmoor 2nd
2009 Oxford       Dahab (Egypt) 1st
2008 Cambridge         3rd
2007 Oxford         3rd
2006 Cambridge         5th
2005 Oxford       Grafham 1st
2004 Cambridge       Farmoor 2nd
2003 Cambridge       Grafham ?
2002 Cambridge       West Wittering ?
2001 Cambridge         4th
2000 Cambridge         2nd – SWA Founded
1999 Cambridge         3rd
1998 Cambridge          
1997 Cambridge          
1996 Cambridge          
1995 Cambridge          
1994 Cambridge          
1993 Cambridge          
1992 Cambridge          
1991 Cambridge          
1990 Cambridge          
1989 No Match          
1988 No Match          
1987 No Match          
1986 No Match          
1985 No Match          
1984 Cambridge          
1983 Oxford       Grafham  
1982 Tie 1-1     Grafham