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Topic: Re:Boat Race
Posted by: Ian Wylie
Date/Time: 10/04/15 11:23:00

James - Iíve watched the Boat Race from most vantage points over the last 30 years and come to the conclusion that Chiswick Bridge is the best spot...if you get there early. You get to see the finish and the sweep of the following flotilla. (See photo below) Then cross to the west side of the bridge as the boats of the two exhausted crews float directly under you with views of the scenes as they head towards landing on shore.

Iíd avoid The Ship and that southern towpath unless you want a drink - it gets very crowded. Chiswick Pier is a decent spot with food, drink and music but, again, you need to get there early to claim a good view - remembering, of course, that the main event this year is preceded by both the Womenís Boat Race and the Isis v Goldie Menís Reserve Crews Race.

And seconded re todayís RNLI Alternative Boat Race from Barnes Bridge to near Chiswick Bridge. There were just a few spectators for the first running of the event last year when it was held near Syon House - the change of location should mean more people go along to watch. Photo of last yearís winner also below.

Finishing Line

And The Winner Is

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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Boat Race10/04/15 08:48:00 James Robinson
   Re:Boat Race10/04/15 09:10:00 Sarah Benson
      Re:Boat Race10/04/15 11:23:00 Ian Wylie
         Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 11:40:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 12:17:00 Stephen Gould
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 13:20:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Boat Race10/04/15 12:26:00 Carl Wynne
      Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 14:03:00 James Robinson
         Re:Boat Race10/04/15 20:18:00 Ian Wylie
            Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 21:05:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 21:09:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 22:09:00 bobby osborne
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 22:19:00 Claire Moran
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 22:30:00 bobby osborne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 22:39:00 Claire Moran
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race10/04/15 22:44:00 bobby osborne
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 02:44:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 16:09:00 Michael Brown
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 16:19:00 bobby osborne
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 19:15:00 Richard Jennings
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 21:19:00 Anne England
                                          Re:Boat Race11/04/15 22:15:00 Ian Wylie
                                             Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 23:03:00 Richard Jennings
                                                Re:Re:Re:Boat Race11/04/15 23:32:00 Sarah Benson
                                                   Re:Boat Race12/04/15 07:23:00 Ian Wylie
                                                      Re:Re:Boat Race12/04/15 11:40:00 James Robinson
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Boat Race12/04/15 16:55:00 Teresa Qureshi

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