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"Thrilling boat race off Lamu Island showcases Kenya's sailing prowess" Step back in time to witness the exhilarating boat race off Lamu Island

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Mr Bossy Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February

Mr Bossy Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February
Mr " Bossy" Phelps superintending the building of Oxfords Boat at Putney on 22 February 1933 ? TopFoto

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat Race, Cambridge v Oxford. 1957. Pictured at the start of the race

The Boat Race, Cambridge v Oxford. 1957. Pictured at the start of the race at Putney Bridge. The race was held from the starting point at Putney Bridge on The River Thames in London

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Kenya. Mashua sailing boats participating in a race off Lamu Island

Kenya. Mashua sailing boats participating in a race off Lamu Island

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot, 1894. Artist: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward

Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot, 1894. Artist: Sir Leslie Matthew Ward
Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot, 1894. A portrait of Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot (1870-1955). [Vanity Fair, 1894]

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat Race 1933 The Cambridge Boat under construction at Sims boathouse on 2

The Boat Race 1933 The Cambridge Boat under construction at Sims boathouse on 2 March 1933

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Dhows sailing off Lamu Island

Dhows sailing off Lamu Island. Dhow or Dau is the colloquial word used by most visitors for the wooden sailing ships of the East African coast although in reality a dhow is a much larger ocean-going

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race 1987 Rowing 28 / 03 / 1987

Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race 1987 Rowing 28 / 03 / 1987
Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race 1987 Rowing 28/03/1987 OxfordvCambridge1987

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat Race, Cambridge v Oxford. 1956. The race was held from the starting

The Boat Race, Cambridge v Oxford. 1956. The race was held from the starting point at Putney Bridge on The River Thames in London

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Rowing - Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race - 1975 Cambridge Boat Race Crew during

Rowing - Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race - 1975 Cambridge Boat Race Crew during Training - hats and Cloak

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024 Man City team arriving

Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024 Man City team arriving
Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024 Man City fans dressed with water polo

Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024 Man City fans dressed with water polo hats
Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Crowds on the bridge

2024 Boat Race Crowds on the bridge
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Victorious Cambridge mens team

2024 Boat Race Victorious Cambridge mens team
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Fans Cheering

2024 Boat Race Fans Cheering
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Crew throwing their boots ashore

2024 Boat Race Crew throwing their boots ashore
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Stroke for Cambridge in distress at the finish

2024 Boat Race Stroke for Cambridge in distress at the finish
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Victorious Cambridge womens team

2024 Boat Race Victorious Cambridge womens team
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race

2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race Crowds at Barnes

2024 Boat Race Crowds at Barnes
2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: 2024 Boat Race

2024 Boat Race Oxford University v Cambridge University

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024

Soul of Sport Selhurst Crystal Palace v Manchester City 2024

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Rowing - Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race - 1987 Paddy Broughton

Rowing - Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race - 1987 Paddy Broughton

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Gondola Regatta, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Gondola Regatta, Venice, Veneto, Italy, Europe

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Army Engineers Train for Ops on the Thames Amid Historic Race

Army Engineers Train for Ops on the Thames Amid Historic Race
Pictured is a Combat Support Boat of the Royal Engineers moving along the Thames with the London Eye in the background. They are multi-tasking by providing security

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Regatta, boat race, sailing boats on the Wannsee in Berlin, Germany, Historic

Regatta, boat race, sailing boats on the Wannsee in Berlin, Germany, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, accurate, archive, black, black-and-white, black-white, boat, boat race, boat racing, boats, body of water, contemporary, contests, copy, countryside, depiction, depictions

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Chelsea Regatta, 1863-68 (oil on canvas)

Chelsea Regatta, 1863-68 (oil on canvas)
5938347 Chelsea Regatta, 1863-68 (oil on canvas) by Greaves, Walter (1846-1930); 91.8x191.7 cm; Manchester Art Gallery, UK; (add.info.: The artist was formerly a Thames boatman)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race;Off Chiswick, 'Here they come!', 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race;Off Chiswick, "Here they come!", 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race; Off Chiswick, " Here they come!", 1890

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race; Stray Notes, 1890. Creator: Unknown

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race; Stray Notes, 1890. Creator: Unknown
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race; Stray Notes, 1890

Background imageBoat Race Collection: DTM

DTM
3rd Place Mattias Ekstrom (SWE) Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Red Bull, competes in the boat race. DTM, Rd7, Zandvoort, Holland, 1-3 September 2006. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageBoat Race Collection: DTM

DTM
Audi boat race winner Martin Tomczyk (GER) Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline Red Bull. DTM, Rd7, Zandvoort, Holland, 1-3 September 2006. DIGITAL IMAGE

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1879, 1880 (oil on canvas)

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1879, 1880 (oil on canvas)
828477 The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1879, 1880 (oil on canvas) by Macbeth, James (1847-91); 45.8x154 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, 1879)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Aquatic festival on the River Thames in celebration of the opening of the new Lion Brewery

Aquatic festival on the River Thames in celebration of the opening of the new Lion Brewery, Lambeth, London
5233694 Aquatic festival on the River Thames in celebration of the opening of the new Lion Brewery, Lambeth, London, 1836 (engraving) by English School

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Attractions of the Boat-Race (engraving)

Attractions of the Boat-Race (engraving)
1623914 Attractions of the Boat-Race (engraving) by Ludlow, Henry (Hal) Stephen (b.1861, fl.1880-1925); Private Collection; (add.info.: Attractions of the Boat-Race)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: How an Enterprising Editor lost a Balloon and a Correspondent (chromolitho)

How an Enterprising Editor lost a Balloon and a Correspondent (chromolitho)
1043450 How an Enterprising Editor lost a Balloon and a Correspondent (chromolitho) by Ralston, William (1848-1911) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The First of April, a Sketch at the Boat-Race (engraving)

The First of April, a Sketch at the Boat-Race (engraving)
1104944 The First of April, a Sketch at the Boat-Race (engraving) by Barnard, Frederick (1846-96) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The First of April, a Sketch at the Boat-Race)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: A Boys Life at Eton (engraving)

A Boys Life at Eton (engraving)
1062604 A Boys Life at Eton (engraving) by Hall, Sydney Prior (1842-1922) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Boys Life at Eton)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat-Race in the Borough (engraving)

The Boat-Race in the Borough (engraving)
1615867 The Boat-Race in the Borough (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Boat-Race in the Borough)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The International Four-oared Boat Race: The Start (engraving)

The International Four-oared Boat Race: The Start (engraving)
585364 The International Four-oared Boat Race: The Start (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Finish of the Boat-Race at Mortlake, 'Cambridge Wins!'(engraving)

The Finish of the Boat-Race at Mortlake, "Cambridge Wins!"(engraving)
1626400 The Finish of the Boat-Race at Mortlake, " Cambridge Wins!" (engraving) by Overend, William Heysham (1851-98) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Watching a Boat-Race (colour litho)

Watching a Boat-Race (colour litho)
1093096 Watching a Boat-Race (colour litho) by Menpes, Mortimer Ludington (1855-1938); Private Collection; (add.info.: Watching a Boat-Race)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Preparing for the Boat Race, coaching the Oxford Crew (engraving)

Preparing for the Boat Race, coaching the Oxford Crew (engraving)
1059172 Preparing for the Boat Race, coaching the Oxford Crew (engraving) by Nash, Joseph (d.1922); Private Collection; (add.info.: Preparing for the Boat Race, coaching the Oxford Crew)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The New York yacht club regatta, c. 1869 (colour lithograph)

The New York yacht club regatta, c. 1869 (colour lithograph)
3710028 The New York yacht club regatta, c.1869 (colour lithograph) by Currier, N. (1813-88) and Ives, J.M. (1824-95); Private Collection; (add.info.: Print shows several yachts)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat Race, c. 1850 (colour litho)

The Boat Race, c. 1850 (colour litho)
619535 The Boat Race, c.1850 (colour litho) by Basebe, Charles (1843-79); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat-Race, some of the People who did not see the Race (engraving)

The Boat-Race, some of the People who did not see the Race (engraving)
1614085 The Boat-Race, some of the People who did not see the Race (engraving) by Furniss, Harry (1854-1925) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Boat-Race)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Inter-University Boat-Race, Coaching the Crews (engraving)

The Inter-University Boat-Race, Coaching the Crews (engraving)
3637931 The Inter-University Boat-Race, Coaching the Crews (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Inter-University Boat-Race, Coaching the Crews)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The Boat Race, 1936 (colour litho)

The Boat Race, 1936 (colour litho)
473465 The Boat Race, 1936 (colour litho) by Bull, Rene(1872-1942); Private Collection; (add.info.: from the series of humorous cigarette cards, Howlers, produced for Churchman s; ); English

Background imageBoat Race Collection: Bless You My Children! or, A Family Picture (colour litho)

Bless You My Children! or, A Family Picture (colour litho)
3648271 Bless You My Children! or, A Family Picture (colour litho) by Morgan, Matthew " Matt" Somerville (1839-90); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bless You My Children)

Background imageBoat Race Collection: The International Four-oared Boat-Race (engraving)

The International Four-oared Boat-Race (engraving)
1053698 The International Four-oared Boat-Race (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The International Four-oared Boat-Race)



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"Thrilling boat race off Lamu Island showcases Kenya's sailing prowess" Step back in time to witness the exhilarating boat race off Lamu Island, where Mashua sailing boats compete with unmatched skill and determination. This captivating event, captured by Charles Thurston Fogg-Elliot in 1894, immortalizes the spirit of this age-old tradition. As we delve deeper into history, we find ourselves amidst the construction of The Cambridge Boat at Sims boathouse in 1933. Mr Bossy Phelps oversees every detail as Oxfords Boat takes shape at Putney on a chilly February day. These snapshots offer a glimpse into the meticulous preparation that goes into such an iconic competition. The enchanting sight of Dhows gracefully gliding through the waters surrounding Lamu Island adds another layer of beauty to this already mesmerizing spectacle. Their presence reminds us of the rich maritime heritage that has shaped Kenya's seafaring culture. Fast forward to London's River Thames for one of Britain's most prestigious events: Oxford versus Cambridge Boat Race. Dating back decades, this historic rivalry captivates audiences from all walks of life. In 1956, Sir Leslie Matthew Ward captures a pivotal moment as both teams set off from their starting positions – anticipation fills the air. Rowing enthusiasts will appreciate reliving moments from past races; like when Cambridge Boat Race Crew showcased their unwavering strength during an intense battle against Oxford in 1975 or Paddy Broughton's remarkable performance during the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race in 1987. Travel across borders and immerse yourself in Germany's Wannsee regatta – a picturesque scene painted by an unknown artist during the 19th century. This digitally restored reproduction transports us to Berlin as sailing boats glide effortlessly across shimmering waters. Lastly, let us not forget Chelsea Regatta - an annual celebration dating back to between 1863-68 - where the finest boats and skilled rowers gather to compete.