Sports Listings: Saturday / Rowing: Boat Race, Putney to Mortlake

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The University Boat Race will be rowed for the 140th time tomorrow, starting at 12.30pm when Oxford and Cambridge embark on the 4 1/4 miles from Putney to Mortlake. Oxford have won 16 of the last 18 outings, though Cambridge, victors last year, hold the lead in overall wins, 70 to 68, with a dead heat in 1877. Isis and Goldie, the second crews, start at noon. The spectacular Head of the River race, with 400 entrants, will be rowed in the opposite direction at 3.45pm.

Where to watch: The Tideway is easily accessible by public transport. At the start, Putney Bridge (Waterloo BR to Putney or District Line underground to Putney Bridge) offers the best view and Fulham Park is good for picnicking. Bishop's Park, on the Fulham bank, Hammersmith Bridge (Piccadilly or District to Hammersmith Bridge), Dukes Meadow, at Chiswick, Barnes Railway Bridge and Chiswick Bridge at the finish (Waterloo BR to Mortlake) all offer vantage points.

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