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When is The Boat Race 2024? Start time, TV channel, latest weather, odds for Oxford vs Cambridge today

When is The Boat Race 2024? Start time, TV channel, latest weather, odds for Oxford vs Cambridge today

The Boat Race returns this afternoon for the annual battle between Oxford and Cambridge universities.

It was Cambridge who prevailed last year to make it 86-81 in the historic tally ahead of this, the 169th edition of the men’s race.

Oxford has been dominated to a greater degree in the women’s event, having last won in 2016, but they are favourites for the 2024 showpiece in both categories.

As ever, the 6.8km course will run across west London from Putney to Mortlake.

The build-up to this year’s Boat Race has been marred, however, by the threat of E. coli to the participants.

When is the Boat Race?

This year’s Boat Race takes place today, Saturday, March 30, 2024.

The women’s event is scheduled to start at 2.46pm with the men’s race at 3.46pm GMT.

How to watch the Boat Race

TV channel: In the UK, both races will be broadcast live and free-to-air on BBC One with coverage starting at 2pm.

Live stream: Viewers can watch online via the BBC Sport or iPlayer website and app.

Boat Race weather forecast

West London is set to be mild, relatively sunny and dry with light winds on Saturday. Perfect conditions for rowing.

Latest Boat Race odds

Women’s race

Oxford - 1/3

Cambridge - 9/4

Dead heat - 100/1

Men’s race

Oxford - 2/5

Cambridge - 7/4

Dead heat - 100/1

Odds via William Hill, subject to change.