The famous annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge universities takes place around Easter each year between Putney and Mortlake, with the finish line just before Chiswick Bridge, almost right outside the MAABC boathouse. The first race took place in 1829 in Henley-on-Thames following a challenge between old school friends. Since the second race in 1836 the contest has taken place in London.
For many years now MAABC has hosted the Cambridge crew prior to the race, and has been set up as part of the Race Finish HQ. We also host the prize-giving after the race each year. If you have watched the agony and the ecstasy of the post-race interviews on television, you will have been looking at the MAABC foreshore below the clubhouse!
The 165th race will take place at 3.15pm on Sunday April 7th 2019 – currently Cambridge lead the series with 83 victories to Oxford’s 80 (with one dead-heat in 1877).
The 74th women’s boat race to be held on the Championship Course at 2.15pm on Sunday April 7th 2019 – currently Cambridge lead the series with 43 victories to Oxford’s 30.
For more details about this exciting event please see the official Boat Race website.