image for Sporting Event item typeThe Cancer Research Cancer UK Boat Race at Putney - Mortlake

Sporting Event, Sat 24 Mar 2018, free entry

Address

Mortlake,
SW13

Events at this Venue

Details

The Boat Race course, known as The Championship Course is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 km long.

It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in south west London. This course was first used for The Boat Race in 1845 and has been used for every Race since; apart from 1846, 1856 and 1863 when the race was held in the opposite direction between Mortlake and Putney.

The Fulham/Chiswick side of the course is known as the Middlesex side. The Putney/Barnes side of the course is known as the Surrey side.

The Boat Race is rowed upstream, but is timed to start on the incoming "flood" tide.

The Men's Boat Race is an hour and a half before high tide, with The Women's Boat Race a further hour before so that the crews are rowing with the fastest possible current.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Mar 2018 16:31 17:31
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Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 152728  Lat: 51.44326 Long: -0.34244