The Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Race
  Georgetown Waterfront  
The Potomac Boat Race Returns!

The great Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Race is on for September 21st! Spectators can view the race from the Georgetown Waterfront. Men's, Women's, and Past Masters teams will race the Other Place for the Cup of Destiny. The festivities will begin at approximately 2:30PM and the races will start above Key Bridge at 3:00. Feel free to gather on the waterfront and get a drink at Nick's Riverside Grille as you wait. A facilitator will be on hand at the waterfront to relay live information as the boats approach the finish line at the Waterfront. 

Be sure to support the Light Blue by sporting your college attire, boat club blazers, scarves or whatever finery you picked up while at Cambridge. As Cantab DC's oldest and most successful event it would be great to see a strong Cambridge turnout to support our Light Blue squads and the Society.

After the races, participants and supporters from both teams will congregate for libations and further celebrations at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown Hotel Bar. We will arrange for a Pimms special to be served in honour of this favorite British sporting tradition. Cantab DC will also be holding a raffle for some Cambridge souvenirs, so come play your luck and support the society! 

In case of inclimate weather the 'Rain Date' will be set on October 5. If the event is postponed a notification will be posted on this website on the day of the race. Read more about the historic foundation of the Potomac Boat Races and see photos of the 2012 and 2011 Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Races online. Be sure to tell us you are coming on Facebook!


The Cantab DC Boat Club is proudly sponsored by Sterling and Burke Ltd., a retailer of British and American Heritage Brands specializing in Bespoke leather goods for men and women, hand stitched in the UK; located in Historic Georgetown at 2824 Pennsylvania Avenue it carries a wide range of leather accessories, cufflinks, enamels, trunks, leathre books, art, and other distinctive gifts.

Boat Club News:  

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

If your company or organization would like to support 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.

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Event Information
Saturday, Sep 21 2013 at 2:30pm [ iCal ]
Washington Harbour
3000 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA