The Boat Race, between Oxford University Boat Club & Cambridge University Boat Club on the Thames. Also known as the University Boat Race. Held on last Saturday of March or first Saturday of April. First raced 182;, held annually since 1856, except during WWI & II. Course covers a 4.2 mile stretch from Putney to Mortlake. Both teams are traditionally known as blues and each boat as a 'Blue Boat', with Cambridge in light blue & Oxford dark blue. Part of "The Season's" calendar of events.