After two years, the country’s most anticipated annual boat race returns to the Thames.
As the universities of Oxford and Cambridge compete to be named champions in a tradition that is now in its 167th year.
The boat race sees thousands flock to the banks of the River Thames to catch the two teams head-to-head and after the forced pandemic break this year expected some of the biggest crowds of all time.
This year could even go down in history if Oxford wins, after Cambridge have won the last four in the women’s and three in the men’s races.
Whether you’re planning on heading to the main event or staying from the comfort of your own home, we’ve got everything you need to know.
From how to watch, the route and what time the races will start.
What time does the boat race start?
There are four races taking place today, with the women’s race going first and ending with the men’s.
Races start at:
- 2:23 p.m. Women’s Boat Race
- 2:38pm Osiris v Blondie Boat Race
- 2:53pm Isis v Goldie Boat Race
- 3:23 p.m. Men’s boat race
The course of the boat race
The race follows the same route each year starting in Putney near Putney Bridge and the iconic Duke’s Head pub.
Along the way, the race passes under Hammersmith Bridge and past Cheswick Eyot as well as many pubs which will be packed with spectators.
The final leg of the race passes through Corney Beach and under Barnes Bridge with the finish line at Chiswick Bridge.
How to watch the boat race:
If you’re not planning to travel to watch the race but still want to watch the tense scenes, don’t panic because you’re in luck with the BBC covering the sporting event again.
Boat Race coverage will air on BBC platforms including BBC One, Player and the BBC Sport website.
Coverage begins on BBC One at 2:50 p.m. and ends at 4:20 p.m.
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This notice was published: 2022-04-03 03:00:00