When is The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race?

And where to watch The Boat Race 2023

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Words Row360
Published 20.03.23

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

When is The Boat Race 2023?

Cambridge and Oxford meet this weekend. The two universities race on Sunday 26th March. It will be the 77th Women’s Boat Race and the 168th Men’s Boat Race.

What time is The Boat Race 2023?

The women are scheduled to race at 16:00, and the men race an hour later at 17:00.

How to watch The Boat Race 2023 on TV and livestream?

BBC One has coverage from 15:30 to 17:45. The BBC Sport website, BBC iPlayer and the official Boat Race YouTube channel will be live streaming the races.

Where to watch The Boat Race 2023?

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?

Like last year, Hammersmith Bridge is not open to spectators for safety reasons. The bridge closes to all traffic, including bike and pedestrian, on race day from 11am until 6pm.

Photo Where to watch The Boat Race 2023? Check out The Boat Race Official Fan Parks in Fulham and Hammersmith.
Credit Boat Race Company Limited

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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, between Putney and 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 five-race losing streak.

How many times have Cambridge won The Boat Race?

Cambridge currently lead the women’s event 46 to 30, and the men’s 85 to 81 (with one dead heat recorded in 1877).

Who won The Boat Race last year in 2022?

The Cambridge women and the Oxford men won in 2022. Last year the Oxford men ended Cambridge’s run of three consecutive victories.

Video Behind the Scenes with Oxford Women

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