Boat Race 2024: Start times, route, crews and how to watch live on the BBC

Boat Race 2024: Start times, route, crews and how to watch live on the BBC
Boat Race 2024: Start times, route, crews and how to watch live on the BBC
  • By Marissa Thomas
  • BBC Sports

2 hours ago

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Cambridge men and women won both trophies last year at the Gemini Boat Race

The 2024 Gemini Boat Race

Venue: The River Thames Date: Saturday, March 30 Races: 2:46 PM & 3:46 PM GMT

Coverage: Watch live coverage from 2:00 PM GMT on BBC One, iPlayer & the BBC Sport website and app.

The 2024 Boat Race takes place on the river Thames in London on Saturday.

Oxford take on university rivals Cambridge in the 169th men’s race at 15:46 GMT, with the 78th women’s race beginning at 14:46.

There is live coverage on BBC One, iPlayer and the BBC Sport website from 2:00 PM.

Boat racing route

The course is four miles, 374 yards long and stretches between Putney and Mortlake.

It is rowed upstream and timed to start on the incoming “flood” tide.

The men’s race is 90 minutes before high tide, with the women’s an hour before that so the crews are rowing with the fastest possible current.

Who won the Boat Race in 2023?

Cambridge lead the men’s series 86-81, with one recorded dead heat, and have a 47-30 advantage in the women’s series.

History of the Boat Race

The first men’s race took place in 1829 and it has become one of the world’s most famous amateur sporting events.

The women’s race started in 1927. It has been run on the same day and of course as the men since 2015.

Men’s racing crews

Oxford: Jelmer Bennema, Harry Glenister, Saxon Stacey, James Doran, Elias Kun, Frederick Roper, Leonard Jenkins, Elliot Kemp, William Denegri (cox)

Cambridge: Sebastian Benzecry, Noam Mouelle, Thomas Marsh, Augustus John, Kenneth Coplan, Thomas Lynch, Luca Ferraro, Matt Edge, Ed Bracey (cox)

Women’s racing crews

Oxford: Lucy Edmunds, Ella Stadler, Tessa Haining, Claire Aitken, Sarah Marshall, Annie Sharp, Julia Lindsay, Annie Anezakis, Joe Gellett (cox)

Cambridge: Gemma King, Joanna Matthews, Iris Powell, Jenna Armstrong, Carina Graf, Carys Earl, Clare Hole, Megan Lee, Hannah Murphy.

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