Boat Race

Special Cambridge-Oxford Nautical Mixer on 7th April (Boat Race)



Sunday, 7th April 2019,

15:00 to 19:00 onwards

Racing starts at 15:15


The Wild Geese

39 rue du Taciturne

cash bar

Signup with doodle indicating  how many guests

FREE for members and friends


Steve Laycock



Dear Members,

For us who were blessed with the priceless gift of having attended Cambridge rather than ending up swathed in the tentacles of Oxonian doom, the Boat Race offers the opportunity to forego CamSoc’s traditional alliance with our less fortunate friends of the Oxford Society and indulge in some institutional rivalry.

After the double whitewash inflicted on Oxford last year, Cambridge has again high hopes of success. The Women's Race starts at 3:15pm CET and the Men's at 4:15, so come along to wave the flag and enjoy the race.

Our esteemed member and resident coxswain Robert Stanbury has organised a simple sweepstake for this event based on the best estimate for the winning Boat Race time. Prize: a bottle of ‘pop’ for both the men’s and women’s events to whomever comes closest to predicting the outcome of either race (the timing). Tide, land water, wind, race outcomes, and other factors are all determinants. Plenty of scope for both modern algorithms and old-fashioned savvy! (We all know who’s getting thrashed as usual).

For the first 20 Cantab members who appear from 3pm onwards we will be giving out free €5 drinks tokens.

We have arranged to meet in the rear bar of the popular Irish pub “The Wild Geese” and hope lots of you will be coming to join us to cheer on Cambridge – funny hats, flags and face-paint are encouraged!  The Wild Geese  is situated in the heart of the European quarter, with excellent public transport and easy parking.  On Sundays it’s a lively and popular place to hang out, with an all-day brunch served from 11.30 and a live jazz band from 11.00 till 15.00. Why not check out their website and make a day of it?

It would be helpful if we had some idea of numbers, so please register on  Feel free to bring guests, the more the merrier!

Come join to cheer our Cantab girls and lads on, snickering at our Oxonian friends who will be wetting the carpet as the Cambridge teams speed down the Thames into glorious victory while the others are still kicking the cobwebs off their rafts.

We hope to see many of you there to sport our colours!