The Oxford and Cambridge Boat race was established in 1829 and is one of the oldest sporting events in the world. During it's history Cambridge has won the race 81 times, to Oxford's 76.
The race starts at Putney Bridge and ends at Chiswick Bridge and is often very close indeed.
Last years race was highly notable for two reasons. Firstly, it was interrupted by a swimmer that caused the race to stop and as any Londoner knows a dip in the Thames is quite dangerous, due to the currents.
Secondly, the race was so grueling that one of the Oxford crew collapsed unconscious.
This years race will be held on Easter Sunday. The Rockwell is close to Hammersmith Bridge, which is the best place to view the race from, as 80% of crews ahead at the bridge go onto win the race.