A smiling photo of the Cambridge Blue Boat captain, Seb Benzecry. He is in the foreground, with trees and houses in the background.

WATCH – The Boat Race: Interview with Cambridge President

On Saturday March 30, the River Thames will come alive from Putney Bridge to Mortlake for one of the most famous annual river races since 1829, The Boat Race.

This beloved amateur sporting event is steeped in British history and showcases seven months of relentless training by the Cambridge and Oxford University men’s and women’s student rowers. 

This Saturday all four teams will take on the famous 4.25 mile route with Cambridge University defending their six-year winning streak in the women’s race and last year’s win for the men’s team.

The event is regularly attended by over 250,000 people on the banks of the river but is also broadcast live worldwide.

This year, the women’s race begins at 2:46pm and the men go off an hour later.

South West Londoner reporter caught up with the President of the Men’s Cambridge Blue Boat, Seb Benzecry, to find out what it takes to be a student president of such a prestigious team and how the team has been preparing for this year’s race.

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