The 2019 Boat Race will take place this weekend for the 165th meeting between Oxford and Cambridge.
Cambridge currently lead the overall number of wins 83-80 and will be looking to repeat last year’s victory.
It is always a fixture of the English sporting calendar and the inclusion of Olympic champion James Cracknell racing this year has added to the intrigue.
Here’s all you need to know about the historic event.
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Boat Race 2019: When is it?
The annual event will take place on Sunday, April 7.
The men’s race will start at 3.10pm, with the women’s and reserves events preceding it.
It will be held on the River Thames, with the Championship Course stretching four miles from Putney to Mortlake.
Important times for the day:
- 12.28pm Women’s Boat Race coin toss
- 12.43pm Osiris vs Blondie (Women’s reserve boats) coin toss
- 12.58pm Isis vs Goldie (Men’s reserve boats) coin toss
- 1.13pm Men’s Boat Race coin toss
- 1.25pm CUWBC leave Boathouse
- 1.28pm OUWBC leave Boathouse
- 1.42pm Blondie leave Boathouse
- 1.45pm Osiris leave Boathouse
- 1.57pm Isis leave Boathouse
- 2pm Goldie leave Boathouse
- 2.13pm THE WOMEN’S BOAT RACE
- 2.22PM OUBC leave Boathouse
- 2.25pm CUBC leave Boathouse
- 2.30pm OSIRIS VS BLONDIE BOAT RACE
- 2.45pm ISIS VS GOLDIE BOAT RACE
- 3.10pm THE MEN’S BOAT RACE
Boat Race 2019: What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
As per usual, the Boat Race will be shown live on BBC One.
You will also be able to live stream online via the BBC iPlayer on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
Boat Race 2019: What are the teams?
James Cracknell – Olympic gold medallist in 2000 and 2004 – will become the oldest rower in the Boat Race, aged 46.
He will be racing for Cambridge University and will break the record by ten years.
Bow: Achim Harzheim
2: Ben Landis
3: Patrick Sullivan
4: Benedict Aldous
5: Tobias Schroder
6: Felix Drinkall
7: Charlie Pearson
Stroke: Augustin Wambersie
Cox: Anna Carbery
Bow: Dave Bell
2: James Cracknell
3: Grant Bitler
4: Dara Alizadeh
5: Callum Sullivan
6: Sam Hookway
7: Freddie Davidson
Stroke: Nata Wegrzycki-Szymczyk
Cox: Matthew Holland