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The Boat Race

  • 26 Mar 2011
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Chiswick Pier


  • Please Register so that we know how many people to watch out for.

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Join us on Chiswick Pier for an afternoon of eating, drinking and cheering on your favourite boat.

Watch The 157th Boat Race with friends and enjoy a day out on the banks of the Thames. The history of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race (known simply as The Boat Race):


The idea for a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge came from two friends - Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge, and his Harrow school friend Charles Wordsworth (nephew of the poet William Wordsworth), who was at Oxford. On 12 March 1829, Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford and thus the tradition was born which has continued to the present day, where the loser of the previous year’s race challenges the opposition to a re-match.


The Modern Boat Race still runs along the same lines but has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world.


On Race Day up to 250,000 spectators crowd the banks of the Thames from Putney to Mortlake to witness the action.


Drinks at 4pm, Race begins at 5pm.


Cash bar or bring your own.


We will secure a place on the docks, but come early to help us maintain our position!


Rain will not deter us.


There is no cost to this event, but please do Register so that we know who to expect and how many.

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