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Join the Cantab DC Light Blue Crew as they prepare for that Other Boat Race

The Cantab DC Alumni Boat Club trains on the Potomac every summer, culminating in the Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Challenge Cup in early Autumn; usually Colombus Day weekend. The race, of course, follows in the tradition of the The Boat Race in London, where Cambridge and Oxford Crews compete for the coveted champion title.

The 'Potomac Challenge' involves three boats – a Men’s VIII, a Ladies’ IV, and a Masters’ IV, each of which meet their Oxford competitors above Key Bridge and ends around the Georgetown Waterfront. All eligible rowers must be either Cambridge or Oxford alumni and must live in either Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia. To be eligible for the Past Masters boats, individuals must be age 55 or above. The winner of the cup is the winner of the majority of the races. It has been affectionately called “The Other Boat Race” against “The Other Place”. It is one of Cantab DC's biggest alumni events of the year. Discover more about the historic foundation of the Potomac Boat Races online.

If you would like to know more about the Cantab DC Boat Club, or if you wish to join the crew; then please read our Call for RowersIf you want to be placed on the email list for notices of practicesplease email and state your name, college, and past experience rowing or your desire to begin.    

It must be understood that the Cambridge Society of Washington DC does not own boats or run practices. All participants must furthermore explictly agree to the following statement in order to partake in practices or races: "I understand that participation in the Potomac Boat Race and associated training and practices is voluntary. By signing this permission/release form, I specifically acknowledge that I am releasing the Cambridge Society of Washington DC, its Directors, Officers and volunteers from all liability, claims, money damages, lawsuits and attorney's fees resulting from any incident occurring during training, practices, the race or any other activities associated with the Potomac Boat Race."

Similarly no refunds can be given by any organizer for services rendered.

Boat Club News:   

2014 Head of the Potomac Results

2014 Potomac Challenge Cup Event Program

2014 Light Blue Crews Announced 

About The 2014 Cambridge Crews 

2014 Boat Club Practice

Boat Club Practic (1) (2) (3)

The 2013 Potomac Boat Race Brings Rain and Victory

2013 Men's/Mixed VIII Race Video 

2013 Women's IV Race Video

2013 Past Master's Race Video 

2013 Light Blue Crews Announced

2013 Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Race

2013 Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Race Program

2013 Race Photos and Videos

2012 Potomac Challenge Cup Draws Crowds and Cheers

2012 Potomac Boat Race Photos 

2012 Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Challenge Event Programme 

2012 Potomac Light Blue Crews Announced 

2012 Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Challenge Cup Announced

2012 Call for Rowers  

2011 Potomac Boat Race Photos  

2011 Potomac Boat Races 

2010 Potomac Boat Races

2000 Potomac Boat Races and Report 

1988 Potomac Boat Races

Cambridge Supporter Alumni Kits Available 


Suport the Light Blue of DC! If your company or organization is interested in supporting the Cambridge Boats, please take a look at our Sponsorship Opportunities for corporate benefits and more information! Or feel free to make an online donation to our society to help support the Cambridge Boat Club as it prepares for the Cambridege-Oxford Potomac Challenge Cup. 





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