King’s undergraduate to row in 2022 Boat Race

Luca (third from right) with the 2022 Cambridge men’s crew

Second year undergraduate Luca Ferraro has been selected to represent Cambridge in the 2022 Boat Race. He is the first King’s student to represent Cambridge in the men’s Blue Boat since 1953, when George Marshall (KC 1950) led Cambridge to victory against Oxford in what was his second outing in the race. Since then, no fewer than seven King’s women have represented Cambridge in the women’s Blue Boat, while in 2021 Dylan Whitaker (KC 2016) coxed the women’s Boat to success on the Great Ouse, where the race was relocated to due to Covid-19 restrictions.  

King’s students who have represented Cambridge in the women’s Blue Boat are: Rachael Scarth (1977 and 1978), Helene Magrath (1992 and 1993), Kirsty Gill (1994), Melissa Lane (2001), Chiara Ferrara (2008), Beth Colman (2010) and Fanny Belais (2015).

The youngest member of this year’s men’s Blue Boat, Classics student Luca will be rowing in the bow seat having previously represented Cambridge in the 2021 “Spare Pair” race against Oxford alongside fellow King’s student Kozzy Voudouris.

This year’s race will take place on Sunday 3 April on the River Thames.
 

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