Exciting times this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend as the Oxford v Cambridge 2021 Boat Race comes to Ely - the home City of Xpert Recruitment, independent recruitment agency based right in the heart of Ely.
The eyes of the world will be on the 3 mile stretch of water - the Adelaide Straight on the Great Ouse near to Littleport in Ely for the 166th Men's Oxford V Cambridge Boat Race and the 75th Women's Race on Sunday 4th April. The event will be broadcast live on The BBC at 3pm. The City of Ely has hosted the iconic race back in 1944, albeit unofficially as WW2 raged in the background. Chruchill decided to continue the tradition of the boat race to raise the countries morale but away from the Thames. The race was then re-inacted by a group of rowers known as the Diamond 44 to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the unique occasion. Ely Rowing Club has some fascinating details and photographs about this re-inactment.
The race will finish in Littleport, a village just outside of Ely at Sandhill Bridge. The village of Littleport is also a famous for being the home of the iconic found of motor-bike empire Harley Davidson, locals and visitors can enjoy a sit on the monument in the village which commemorates the centenary of the company.
Crews were announced on March 26 by boatrace.org , the official site for the event with full details for both the men's and women's boats.
Spectators are being asked not to attend the event this year due to the national restrictions that are still in place, but will be televised live by the BBC for all to enjoy at home. Here's hoping for a Light Blue Victory!
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