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University Boat Race Stones

 

University Boat Race Stones

The stone marking the start of the University Boat Race at Putney, with Putney Pier in the background
University Boat Race finish, with the stone in the (Surrey) foreground and the finishing post in the (Middlesex) background

The University Boat Race Stones are two small stone markers on the southern bank of the River Thames in west London, one 129m upstream of Putney Bridge and the other at Mortlake, 112m downstream of Chiswick Bridge.

The stones define the start and finish points[1] of the Championship Course (4 miles and 374 yards (6,779 m) from Putney to Mortlake,[2] as measured along the centre of the river) used in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and other rowing races, including the Head of the River Race. The stones are marked "U.B.R" for University Boat Race.[1][3]

The coordinates for the stones are:

  • Putney:
  • Mortlake:

References

  1. ^ a b Lowe, Edward (28 March 2013). "A Beginner's Guide to the Boat Race". Cherwell. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Boat Race - Statistics". The BNY Mellon Boat Race, London 2014. The Boat Race Company Ltd. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Wynick, Alex (28 March 2013). "The Boat Race: 10 fascinating facts about Oxford and Cambridge's annual encounter".  
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