4 APRIL 1914, Page 3

The Boat Race was won last Saturday by Cambridge in

a runaway fashion. The Cambridge crew were the heaviest on record. When very heavy men can row a fast and long stroke— weight and quickness being a rare combination—they make an exceptional crew. It is nothing for hits of human elastio like Eton boys to row a very fast stroke, but for a crew of real heavyweights it is an achievement. It was thought by many critics that Cambridge this year had such an excep- tional crew. The pity was that the race left the point in doubt, as they were not seriously put to the test.