The Boat Race has been cancelled due to Coronavirus

The Boat Race due to take place on the 29th March has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

The Traditional race between the University of Cambridge and Oxford University has been taking place since 1829.

"This decision is based entirely on our concern for the welfare of our crews, our spectators, our staff and volunteers. Given the unprecedented situation our country and each of us as individuals faces, the public good far outweighs all other considerations. Cancellation of The Boat Race is therefore clearly the correct decision, but it is not without sad consequence. Our thoughts are very much with the athletes who have worked so hard and made immense sacrifices to represent their University and are now unable to do so.

Robert Gillespie, Chairman of The Boat Race Company Limited