One week later I went to look at Oxford-Cambridge boat race in Putney.
The weather was slightly bad. It was gale and in the time of the start it was rainy.
Nevertheless, there was a huge crowd on both banks of the Thames.
The people were able to watch the race on big screens too. The race also was a great fun, the people were eating, drinking and they felt very good. The first regatta was in 1829. The idea comes from two friends. who studied at the rival universities. On the
first regatta the distance was 6,8 kms (just like today) and the winner was the
Until now the Oxford team have won 78 times, Cambridge 81
times and one time the result was a draw. This year the Oxford team won the
race with a big advantage. The Cambridge team had an accident, for this reason
the difference between them was eleven boat length.
(to be continued)