The Boat Race

The Boat Race

The Boat Race is an annual rowing race between the Oxford University Boat Club and the Cambridge University Boat Club, rowed between men’s and women’s open-weight eights on the River Thames in London, England. It is also known as the University Boat Race.

As of 2018, Cambridge has won the men’s race 83 times and Oxford 80 times, with one dead heat. Cambridge has led Oxford in cumulative wins since 1930. In the women’s race, Cambridge have won the race 43 times and Oxford 30 times.

However, thereis a chance that weather may cause disruption. Lightning is the only weather condition that can seriously impact on the race. Showers are predicted to head in from the east late morning/early afternoon and comes straight up the Thames Estuary. Will it still dry for the big race? 

The whole event will be broadcast live on BBC1 with commentary by Andrew Cotter who has been covering the event for the broadcaster since 2010.

Women’s Boat Race: 2.15pm

Men’s Boat Race: 3.15pm

Who do you think will win?

 

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