University Boat Race 2021, Cambridge or Oxford for the win?
One of the most traditional sporting events in the British calendar is set to begin in less than two days time. The Boat Race, see rivals, Cambridge and Oxford, go head to head in a battle of the rowers. Instead of the usual grand venue of the River Thames, this sporting event will be brought to a corner of Cambridgeshire for the 166th boat race.
For 2021 only, the race will be held on the Great Ouse near to the village of Littleport. The venue is not the only change this year, the length of the course has also altered. What is normally a 4.2 mile race is now going to be a little over 3 miles. Following a straight stretch of the river Ouse, the crews will also be competing against each other without the usual cheers of spectators pushing them along. And to maintain safety for all, the race is going to be a closed event. So as you can see the Boat Race will look and feel slightly different this year, but you better believe the competition between the two University’s is still as fierce as ever.