2023 Gemini Boat Race

2023 Gemini Boat Race

2023 Gemini Boat Race

event Sunday, March 26, 2023 schedule 2.30pm - 6.00pm BST
Booking closed
Booking closed
event Sunday, March 26, 2023 schedule 2.30pm - 6.00pm BST
The Gemini Boat Race
Guests enjoyed an amazing clean sweep of wins for the Light Blues!
Open to: 
Alumni and guests
P.S Elizabethan | View details

How to watch The Gemini Boat Race

There were opportunities for fans of The Gemini Boat Race all around the world to watch the race. Additional international broadcast links will be added when they become available.

Broadcast coverage of The Gemini Boat Race

Two fan parks were also been set up in Fulham and Hammersmith. Find out more on how to watch The Gemini Boat Race in London.

Alumni joined together on Sunday 26 March, 2023 to cheer on Cambridge in one of the world’s oldest and most famous amateur sporting events, the Annual Men’s, Women’s and Reserve’s Boat Races against Oxford! 

Guests boarded the Paddle Steamer Elizabethan to enjoy an incredible view of the start line, a drinks reception, afternoon tea and Pimms with fellow Light Blue supporters, and Olympic rower and our speaker for the afternoon, Dr Cath Bishop. Dr Bishop spoke about the impact of sport and physical activity in supporting mental health, and drew on her amazing career as an Olympian and advisor for sporting NGOs.  



Boat race 2022 boats and supporters


Dr Cath Bishop (Pembroke 1989 and Honorary Fellow of Pembroke, Boat Races 1991 & 1993)

Dr Cath Bishop

Cath learnt to row at Cambridge, competed in 2 Boat Races, and raced at 3 Olympic Games, winning World Championships gold in 2003 and Olympic silver in Athens 2004. As a diplomat for the British Foreign Office for 12 years, Cath specialised in policy and negotiations on conflict issues, with postings to Bosnia and Iraq.

Cath now works as a leadership consultant, executive coach, facilitator and author, and teaches on Executive Education programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. She is also an advisor to ‘The True Athlete Project’, a non-profit organisation working to create compassionate, thriving sporting environments and is Chair of ‘Love Rowing’, British Rowing’s Charitable Foundation aiming to increase accessibility to rowing around the UK. Cath is also an independent advisor to British Gymnastics, overseeing their implementation of cultural reforms in response to the Whyte Review (2022).

Cath speaks at events globally on topics of leadership, high performance and cultural change. Her first book, ‘The Long Win: the search for a better way to succeed’, was described by the Financial Times as “a deep and rewarding exploration of human motivation in sport, politics, business and our personal lives.”

Booking information

Guests are able to purchase two tickets per booking.

Please email events@alumni.cam.ac.uk to be added to a waitlist for this event.


Booking for this event is now closed.


P.S Elizabethan
Putney Pier
SW15 1JW
United Kingdom

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