The BNY Mellon Boat Race

April 11th 2015 will see The 161st Boat Race between crews from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. First raced in 1829, The Boat Race is one of the oldest sporting events in the world.


Watched by thousands along the banks of The Tideway, between Putney and Mortlake in London, and by millions more on TV around the world, The Boat Race is a unique sporting event. With two very strong squads of athletes, expect to see another great Race this year.


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The Course
Learn more about the historic Boat Race course. Read more
The Race's history is punctuated by controversial moments. Read more.
Meet some of the characters that have taken part in the Race. Read more
Boat Race on YouTube
View past race videos, plus more from previous years, on our YouTube channel. Go to YouTube

The BNY Mellon Boat Race is proudly supported by

  • BNY Mellon
  • Newton
  • Hackett
  • Champagne Bollinger
  • BBC
  • Hunter
  • C3i Events