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Although the Boat Race first took place at Henley in 1829, the
current course was first used in 1849.
Known simply as the Championship Course, and used for races throughout
the year, the Boat Race Course is renowned throughout the rowing
world. Despite, or perhaps because of its eccentricities, the mysterious
tides, uneven bends, unpredictable wind and waves, it remains as
much of an outstanding challenge to contemporary rowers as it did
to their 19th Century predecessors.
Every year the University Boat Race provides some great entertainment
for millions of people worldwide, but the best way to really enjoy
it is to see it for yourself.
Whether you are a rowing fan or not, joining the hundreds of thousands
of spectators along the river for Oxford and Cambridge's annual
showdown is a great day out.