Watch the Boat Races from the PS Elizabethan

Watch the Boat Races from the PS Elizabethan

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This event is in the past.

  • Crews viewed from the PS Elizabethan
    Crews viewed from the PS Elizabethan
  • 2017 speaker, Fiona, pictured with a fellow Blue
    Alumni Blues
  • Alumni watching victory at the finish line onscreen
    Watching victory at the finish line onscreen
  • PS Elizabethan
    PS Elizabethan

Images of the 2017 alumni event by Alastair Fyfe
Image of the PS Elizabethan used with kind permission of Livett's Group

Watch the Boat Races begin from our prime vantage point at Putney Pier.
Sunday, 7 April 2019 - 12.30pm to 4.30pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

Be there to support the Light Blues against their Oxford rivals in the 165th Men's Boat Race and 74th Women's Boat Race.

Enjoy the afternoon with other alumni and rowing enthusiasts aboard the PS Elizabethan, moored in prime position at the start of the championship course at Putney Pier. Whatever the weather, see the crews warm up and enjoy refreshments from the comfort of an elegant replica paddle steamer.

With a special guest speaker, a glass of prosecco on arrival and an afternoon tea buffet with Pimm's; a ticket would make the perfect gift for friends or family or for any rowing enthusiast.

Once the crews are out of sight, watch the races unfold on screen from the saloon in the company of your fellow Light Blues.


12.30pm - Boarding and welcome drink
1pm - Buffet-style afternoon tea (served until 4pm)
1.30pm - Welcome address and guest speaker

The races

The Blue Boats, Goldie and Blondie will race their Oxford counterparts up the four mile (6.8km) course at the following times:

2.15pm - The women’s boat race
3.15pm - The men's boat race
4.30pm - Disembarkation

Booking information

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

Children are very welcome as guests but please note that they will need to be accompanied at all times.

Alcoholic drinks will be available to purchase from the bar.


+44 (0)1223 332288


Putney Pier
SW15 1LB
United Kingdom

Location information

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We regret that the PS Elizabethan is not accessible by wheelchair and does not have wheelchair-accessible toilets on board. The lower saloon is accessible for individuals who have restricted mobility but do not use a wheelchair. If you have any concerns, please contact us.