The Boat Race

On Sunday, 29 March 2009, it is time again for the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, commonly known as just The Boat Race. It is the 155th race since it first started in 1829, and Oxford, who has the heaviest crew ever, are favourites. Not that the Cambridge crew are any lightweights – this year the race is called “The Battle of the Giants”. Everything you need to know about the race course, crews, the race’s history, etc is available on the official Boat Race site,

Page from the magazine Punch, April 9, 1881. The headline reads “Mr. Punch’s Guide To The University Boat-Race”.

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