Anniversary of the Cambridge and Oxford boat race

For 190 years, Cambridge and Oxford have been battling it out in a competitive boat race

190 years ago today (10/6/19), the first ever boat race between Cambridge and Oxford took place!

The race took place in Hemley On Thames following a challenge between two old school friends, Charles Merivale and Charles Wordsworth.

The race is now an annual event taking place on The River Thames in south west London between Putney and Mortlake.

As things stand Cambridge has 44 wins in the event while Oxford has 30. Cambridge also holds the record time in both the men’s race (16 minutes and 19 seconds set in 1998) and the women’s race (18 minutes and 33 seconds set in 2017).

This years boat race took place on 7th April 2019 with Cambridge winning both the men’s and women’s race.

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