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Live updates: Oxford and Cambridge face up to each other in the Boat Race 2018

We are bringing you all the action as Cambridge University’s rowers take on their Oxford University ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 24, 2018

We are bringing you all the action as Cambridge University’s rowers take on their Oxford University counterparts in the Cancer Research UK Boat Races on the River Thames.

The women's race starts at 4.31pm, the men's at 5.32pm, with TV coverage beginning on on BBC1 at 3.50pm.

Cambridge Light Blues’ men’s crew are aiming to take the win after losing the Championship course in 2017 and 2016 for the second time since 2012.

Meanwhile the women's crew will be looking to repeat their success after winning their first in five years last time out.

With several former Blues and notable new additions for both races, this year looks set to be another world-class event, showcasing the very best collegiate athletes in the world’s best-known Varsity match.

Both sides have a lot of new faces in the blue boat, with both the Light Blues and Dark Blues men's boat having just three returners, including president Hugo Ramambason.

James Letten, who is the tallest man to ever compete in the men’s Boat Race, sits in the four-seat, whilst Freddie Davidson strokes a crew also containing former Yale University Captain Robert Hurn.

On the women’s side, Cambridge’s crew features several returners from previous Boat Race campaigns including Thea Zabell, local Imogen Grant, Alice White and Myriam Goudet-Boukhatmi with American world champion Olivia Coffey in the stoke seat.

Sophie Shapter who grew up in Putney, is the cox and is hoping her local knowledge of the Thames will give her team the edge.

You can read a full run-down of the men's crew here. For the women's crew visit here.

If you are heading down Putney Bridge is where it all starts from and spectators can quickly make their way to nearby Bishop’s Park, where the rest of the racing will be shown on a big screen.

Our reporters Andrew Georgeson, Sam Maguire and Tim Street are in London bringing you all the latest.Follow the build up ahead of the Cancer Research UK Boat Race as it happens below.

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Live updates: Oxford and Cambridge face up to each other in the Boat Race 2018

We are bringing you all the action as Cambridge University’s rowers take on their Oxford University ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 24, 2018

We are bringing you all the action as Cambridge University’s rowers take on their Oxford University counterparts in the Cancer Research UK Boat Races on the River Thames.

The women's race starts at 4.31pm, the men's at 5.32pm, with TV coverage beginning on on BBC1 at 3.50pm.

Cambridge Light Blues’ men’s crew are aiming to take the win after losing the Championship course in 2017 and 2016 for the second time since 2012.

Meanwhile the women's crew will be looking to repeat their success after winning their first in five years last time out.

With several former Blues and notable new additions for both races, this year looks set to be another world-class event, showcasing the very best collegiate athletes in the world’s best-known Varsity match.

Both sides have a lot of new faces in the blue boat, with both the Light Blues and Dark Blues men's boat having just three returners, including president Hugo Ramambason.

James Letten, who is the tallest man to ever compete in the men’s Boat Race, sits in the four-seat, whilst Freddie Davidson strokes a crew also containing former Yale University Captain Robert Hurn.

On the women’s side, Cambridge’s crew features several returners from previous Boat Race campaigns including Thea Zabell, local Imogen Grant, Alice White and Myriam Goudet-Boukhatmi with American world champion Olivia Coffey in the stoke seat.

Sophie Shapter who grew up in Putney, is the cox and is hoping her local knowledge of the Thames will give her team the edge. (more…)

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