On the last Friday of term the OULRC Blue Boat and Nephthys headed to Amsterdam in order to race the Heineken Roeivierkamp. Over the 15h and 16th of March both eights raced four time trials.

On Sunday 15 December, the OURLC squad had the opportunity to demonstrate their progress so far this year. Two matched VIIIs raced one another over 2km in Henley-on-Thames. The course was the same as the Lightweight Boat Race against the University of Cambridge on Sunday 30 March.

In 2013 for the first time, the Lightweight Men’s Boat Race was held at Dorney Lake due to a strong stream and high winds on the Henley Reach. Even the warnings accompanying the dramatic change of course could not prepare most spectators for the biting temperatures on Sunday 24th March, which plummeted well below freezing in the wind.