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Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race

 

The University Boat Race and The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is a rowing race in England between the Oxford University and Cambridge University on the river Thames in London. The 4.5 mile course stretches from Putney to Mortlake.

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Members of both teams are traditionally known as blues and each boat as a "Blue Boat", with Cambridge in light blue and Oxford dark blue.

History of the Boat Race

The first boat race was the result of a challenge issued to Oxford by Cambridge in 1829. It was rowed on the Thames at Henley.

The idea for a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge came from two friends - Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge, and his Harrow school friend Charles Wordsworth (nephew of the poet William Wordsworth), who was at Oxford.


 

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