Video. The crews for this year's Oxford and Cambridge boat race are carrying out their final training sessions before competing on the Thames. The men's race is next weekend but the women will be on the water at Henley this Sunday.
But as Sarah Gomme found out, big changes mean one of the world's most traditional sporting events is being brought into the 21st century.
She spoke to Christine Wilson, the Oxford women's team Chief Coach and Maxie Scheske, the OUWBC President.
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