The Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Challenge Cup
Come support the Light Blue on Sept 21

The great Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Boat Race is now set for Sunday 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 2:00PM. 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/Nick's 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. A Facebook page was created if you would like to let us know you are coming, otherwise please feel free to show up and bring your friends and family.

About the Cantab DC Boat Club and the Potomac Challenge Cup

The Cantab DC Boat Club trains on the Potomac every summer, culminating in the Cambridge-Oxford Potomac Challenge Cup in late Summer/early Fall. All Cambridge alumni are welcome to row with us. 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. Similarly the Potomac Boat Race has an interesting historic foundation that is rooted in a challenge between Secretary of the U.S. Navy, John F. Lehman Jr. and U.S. Senator Larry Lee Pressler. You can read more about these historic beginnings of the Potomac Boat Races online.

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.
Boat Club News:  

2014 Light Blue Crews Announced

2014 Boat Club Practice

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 


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Event Information
Sunday, Sep 21 2014 at 2:00pm - 7:00pm [ iCal ]
Washington Harbour
3000 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007 USA