Cambridge prepare for 160th Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is one of the most famous and longest-running events on the sporting calendar. This year will see the 160th contest between the two universities.

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Confidence high in Cambridge camp for boat race

The weigh in for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race - one of the most famous events on the sporting calendar - has taken place in London.

Cambridge are bidding to win back the title after last year's defeat and they unveiled a heavier crew - but they lack the experience of Oxford, who's squad features three Olympians. Confidence is high in the Cambridge camp though who say their crew are freakishly talented.

This year is the 160th boat race, and crews from the two universities have been in training for months.

Click below to watch a report from ITV Anglia's Tanya Mercer

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Boat teams gear up for weigh in

Cambridge/Oxford weigh in on Monday morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The official weigh in of the Cambridge and Oxford University boat crews will take place on Monday 10 March.

There are just 27 days to go now until the boatrace takes place on the Thames in London on 6th April.

The weigh in is often a clear indication as to which crew will be favourite to win the race.

This year it's the 160th race, and crews from the two unversities have been in training for months.

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