When is the Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race?

And where to watch The Boat Race 2024

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Words Row360
Published 20.03.24

A guide to the Boat Race 2024. All the big Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race questions answered by Row360. The only one remaining is, who will win The Boat Race 2023?

Photo Cambridge University Boat Club’s Seb Benzecry celebrates at Mortlake.
Credit Benedict Tufnell
When is The Boat Race 2024?

Cambridge and Oxford meet this weekend. The two universities race on Saturday 30th March, 2024. It will be the 78th Women’s Boat Race and the 169th Men’s Boat Race.

What time is The Boat Race 2024?

The women are scheduled to race at 14:46, and the men race an hour later at 15:46.

How to watch The Boat Race 2024 on TV and livestream?

BBC One has coverage from 14:00 BST, hosted by Clare Balding. The BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer will be live streaming the races.

Where to watch The Boat Race 2024?

If not at home on TV, then spectators should head to the riverbanks between Putney and Mortlake. There are official fan parks at Fulham and Hammersmith.

Is Hammersmith Bridge closed?

As is typical of recent years, it is expected that Hammersmith Bridge will be closed due to ongoing safety concerns. In 2023 the bridge closed to all traffic, including bike and pedestrian, on race day from mid-morning to early evening.

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Where is the Boat Race this year?

London is the traditional home of The Boat Race. The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course, from Putney to Mortlake has been home to the Men’s Boat Race since 1845 and the Women’s Boat Race since 2015. In 2021, the event was held behind closed doors due to safety concerns surrounding Hammersmith Bridge, and the race was moved to River Great Ouse in Ely, Cambridgeshire.

Photo The 2021 Boat Race was held behind closed doors in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
Credit Benedict Tufnell
How many times have Oxford won The Boat Race?

The Oxford men have won 81 times. The Oxford women have won 30 times, and are hoping to end their six-race losing streak.

How many times have Cambridge won The Boat Race?

Cambridge currently lead the women’s event 47 to 30, and the men’s 86 to 81 (with one dead heat recorded in 1877).

Who won the Boat Race last year in 2023?

Cambridge crews delivered a historic clean sweep in last year’s 2023 Boat Race. The Light Blue men’s and women’s Blue Boats and reserve crews (Goldie and Blondie) all won their races against Oxford men won in 2023. Oxford are looking to turn the tide.

Video Turning The Tide | A behind-the-scenes docuseries following the 2024 Boat Race crews

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