The dates for the Trial Eights races of the 2016-17 season have now been confirmed. This is the only opportunity in the season for the clubs to race crews along the full course over which they will compete The Boat Races in April.
The two Oxford Clubs, OUBC & OUWBC, will be racing on Wednesday 30th November.
12:00 OUWBC Trial to commence
13:15 OUBC Trial to commence
The Cambridge Clubs, CUBC & CUWBC, will race nearly two weeks later on Monday 12th December.
09:50 CUWBC Trial to commence
11:00 CUBC Trial to commence
As per The Boat Races, the crews will race from Putney to Mortlake along the full 4 ¼ mile course. The squads will be split in two, with the coaches hoping to create evenly matched crews to test the individual rowers on their ability to perform under pressure. The result here will go a long way to deciding the crews that will represent Oxford and Cambridge in their respective Blue Boats.
The 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Races will take place on Sunday 2nd April 2017. The Women’s Race and Men’s Race will take place at 4:35pm and 5:35pm respectively.