Wandsworth Radio broadcasts BOAT RACE LIVE from Putney Bridge
Wandsworth Radio is proud to be running the main performance stage during the famous University Boat Race on Sunday 2nd April at Putney Bridge.
We’ll broadcast LIVE on Wandsworth Radio from Midday to 6pm from the stage at St Mary’s Church just by Putney Bridge and the view of the River Thames.
We’ve organised some brilliant singers, bands and performances for you to feast your eyes upon before the races at 4.30pm and 5.30pm.
First raced in 1829 and 1927 respectively, The Cancer Research UK Boat Races are amongst the oldest sporting events in the world. April 2017 will see the running of the 163rd Boat Race and 72nd Women’s Boat Race, both now taking place on the Championship Course.
Watched by thousands along the banks of the Tideway, between Putney and Mortlake in London, and by millions more on TV around the world, The Cancer Research UK Boat Races are a unique sporting event. With four very strong squads of athletes, expect to see more thrilling contests once again this year.
The Championship Course, Putney to Mortlake
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 Races are rowed upstream, but are timed to start on the incoming flood tide.
March 25th, 2017