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 22 wins, Oxford 8, and 2 ties

YearWinnerScore    Winner
(2nd Team)
ScorePlaceSWA Team Event Position  (Cambridge)
2021 (33rd Match)DNC
2020No Cambridge captainNo Cambridge captainDNC
2019No Oxford teamNo Oxford teamDNC
2018Oxford2-0Oxford2½-½FarmoorOnly one entrant
2017Cambridge2-1Oxford2-1GrafhamNo team event
2015Tie3-3  FarmoorDNC
2014Cambridge5-1  GrafhamDNC
2013Oxford3-0  Farmoor12th
2012Cambridge3-0  Dahab (Egypt)6th
2011 (25th Match)Oxford2-1  HunstantonDNC
2010Oxford   Farmoor2nd
2009Oxford   Dahab (Egypt)1st
2008Cambridge    3rd
2007Oxford    3rd
2006Cambridge    5th
2005Oxford   Grafham1st
2004Cambridge   Farmoor2nd
2003Cambridge   Grafham?
2002Cambridge   West Wittering?
2001Cambridge    4th
2000Cambridge    2nd – SWA Founded
1999Cambridge    3rd
1989No Match     
1988No Match     
1987No Match     
1986No Match     
1985No Match     
1983Oxford   Grafham 
1982Tie1-1  Grafham