THE men's Boat Race returns for the 168th time THIS WEEKEND.

Last year was Oxford's year as they dominated Cambridge and completed the men's Boat Race in a time of 16min and 45sec.

In the women's race last year, Cambridge overcame Oxford for an impressive fifth year on the bounce.

They also made history as they completed the race in a record time of 18min 22sec.

When is the Boat Race 2023?

  • This year's Boat Race 2023 will get underway on Sunday, March 26.
  • The women's race will start at 4pm UK time.
  • The men's race will begin at 5pm UK time.

What is the schedule for the day of the Boat Race 2023?

  • 1:55pm – 2:40pm: Coin toss to determine which side of the river each team will row on.
  • 4pm: Women's Boat Race.
  • 4:15pm: Women's Reserve Race – Osiris vs Blondie.
  • 4:30pm: Men's Reserve Race – Isis vs Goldie
  • 5:00pm: Men's Boat Race.
  • 5:30pm – 6pm: Trophy presentations.


Why is Oxford’s second boat called Isis? They compete against Cambridge’s Goldie

How many times has a boat sunk in the Boat Race?

What channel is the Boat Race 2023 on?

  • The Boat Race will be shown live on BBC One.
  • Coverage starts at 3:30pm UK time.

Can I stream the Boat Race 2023 FREE?

  • Yes, you can live stream the Boat Race for FREE via the BBC iPlayer app, providing you have a valid TV license.
  • You can download the BBC iPlayer app for FREE on your mobile or tablet device.
  • are also streaming the Boat Race live to selective locations.

Women's Boat Race 2023 teams

Oxford crew:

Bow: Laurel Kaye (Worcester) 

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Claire Aitken (Oriel) 

Sara Helin (St. Peter’s) 

Ella Stadler (Exeter) 

Alison Carrington (Hertford) 

Freya Willis (Magdalen) 

Sarah Marshall (Jesus) 

Stroke: Esther Austin (St Anne’s) 

Cox: Tara Slade (St Peter’s)

Cambridge crew:

Bow Carina Graf (Emmanuel) 

Rosa  Millard (Trinity Hall) 

Alex Riddell-Webster (Murray Edwards) 

Jenna Armstrong (Jesus) 

Freya Keto St. (Edmund’s) 

Isabelle Bastian (Jesus) 

Claire Brillon (Fitzwilliam) 

Stroke: Caoimhe Dempsey (Newnham) 

Cox: James Trotman (Sidney Sussex) 

Men's Boat Race teams

Oxford crew:

Bow: James Forward – 85.8kg (Pembroke) 

Alex Bebb 95.6kg (St. Peter’s) 

Freddy Orpin 93.2kg (St. Catherine’s) 

Tom Sharrock 94.6kg (Magdalen) 

James Doran 99kg (Oriel) 

Jean-Philippe Dufour 87.2kg (Lincoln) 

Tassilo von Mueller  92kg (Hertford) 

Stroke: Felix Drinkall 88.2kg (Wolfson) 

Cox: Anna O’Hanlon 58.2kg (Somerville) 

Cambridge crew:

Bow: Matt Edge 79.2kg (St Catharine’s) 

Brett Taylor 90.8kg (Queens’) 

Noam Moulle 87.4kg (Hughes Hall) 

Seb Benzecry 91.8kg (Jesus) 

Thomas Lynch 97.2kg (Hughes Hall) 

Nick Mayhew 85.6kg (Peterhouse) 

Ollie Parish 91.6kg (Peterhouse) 

Stroke: Luca Ferraro 89.6kg (King’s) 

Cox: Jasper Parish 59.2kg (Clare) 

Who has won the most Boat Races?

In the men's Boat Race, Cambridge have won 85 times, and Oxford have won 81 times.

So the Dark Blues will be hoping to close the gap on the Light Blues again this year.

Last year's men's race put an end to Cambridge's three-year winning streak.

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Cambridge are also superior in the women's boat race with 45 wins, while Oxford have 30.

The Dark Blues will be hoping to end their poor run of form this year, as they haven't won the women's race in six years.

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