LIGHTWEIGHT BOAT RACES
14:20 Saturday 23rd March 2019
Oxford Cambridge Lightweight Boat Race, founded 1975
The Lightweight Boat Race, between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge was founded in 1975 by Richard Bates of St. John's College, Cambridge and raced over 2000 meters in Henley on Thames until 2018. For the first time, on 23rd March 2019 the race was held on the Tideway in London over the same Championship Course as the open weight University Boat Races.
Oxford won the toss and chose the Surrey Station. The verdict was an Oxford win by 2 1/4 lengths in a time of 17:43.
The race was streamed live on YouTube and is available to watch at the link below.
Watch the races at London Rowing Club on Putney Embankment from 12:30 Saturday 23rd March
Enjoy the hospitality of the members' bar at the oldest boat house on Putney Embankment. We'll be serving Boat Race Lager from Chadlinton Brewery.
Panoramic views of the championship cource from the London Rowing Club balcony.
LIVE STREAM ON THE BIG SCREEN
Follow the race up close with a live stream of the race on the big screen in the bar.
Greet the crews after the race as the trophy is presented by 2012 Olympic Lighweight Rowing Champion Sophie Hosking.