View crews from Oxford and Cambridge universities struggle it out on Thames during The Cancer Research UK boat-race and also the Cancer Research British Women's Boat Race.
One of the primary free sporting spectacles in London, The Boat Races produce a festival environment regarding banks of lake Thames. As much as 250, 000 individuals flock to your riverbanks each year to become listed on inside festivities watching the Oxford University and Cambridge University eight-oared rowing boats race over the popular 4.2-mile (6.8km) tournament Course between Putney and Mortlake.
In 2017, the women’s battle begins at 4.35pm, followed closely by the men’s race an hour later at 5.35pm.
You'll find someplace to view on either side of the river across the full-length regarding the training course, however some of the finest places include:
You are able to watch all the activity unfold on a huge display screen at one of several Boat Races in Park events, as well as go on the BBC.
In Regards To The Boat Races
The Oxford University Boat Club and Cambridge University Boat Club first raced each other in 1829, as well as the women’s first battle were held in 1927. The events require the pupil rowers from both universities to coach as elite professional athletes while balancing intensive academic courses.
Within the tumultuous climate of 2016, Cambridge won the 162nd boat-race by 2.5 lengths, their first win since 2012, taking the general occasion record to 82–79 in Cambridge's favor. For fourth year running, Oxford won the women’s competition, by 24 lengths, taking their particular total to 30 against their particular Cambridge rivals’ 41 complete victories.