Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race 2019
Which BLUE are YOU?
So important is the Oxford Vs Cambridge Boat Race, there is a whole section devoted to it, in my 'That Oxford Girl' Book and once again, it is upon us!
The now world-famous boat race began in 1829 and with it came the symbolic Oxford/Cambridge colours. In 1836, a Cambridge Oarsman tied a light blue ribbon to the Cambridge Boat. The Oxford crew were ascribed dark blue, the colour of Christ Church, and during the race wore white jerseys with dark blue stripes.
Sunday 7th April 2019
The Women's Boat Race 2.13pm
The Men's Boat Race 3.10pm
PLACES TO WATCH THE BOAT RACE You can enjoy the festival atmosphere of The Boat Race by watching for free from one of the many vantage points along The Championship Course!
You should be able to find a place to watch on either side of the river along the full length of the course, but in particular at the following locations:
- Putney Embankment (Close to the start line) - Hammersmith and Barnes (Mid-course) - Dukes Meadows and Chiswick Bridge (At the finish).
You can also watch from The Boat Race Fan Parks:
- Bishop's Park (Close to the start line) - Wainwright Fan Park (Middle of the Race)
Enjoy and keep your fingers crossed for DARK BLUE!
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