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The Boat Race

After 159 contests, 675 miles and more oar-strokes than we’d ever care to count, the great battle of the Oxford vs. Cambridge Boat Race has stood the test of time as a true British institution. Since the first race in 1829, making it one of sport’s longest running rivalries, its position in the sporting calendar remains unique and highly anticipated year after year.

The race takes place between the two teams on the tideway course between Putney and Mortlake covering a 4.2-mile (6.8 km) stretch of the Thames in West London. Watched by millions of supporters on both the river banks and national television, it’s a thrilling watch as the clash of the oars forces you to pick your side.

We are proud partners of the BNY Mellon Boat Race with a long-standing collaboration as the Official Formal & Leisure Wear supplier to the race and both University squads.

The only question that remains is: Which Blue Are You?