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A look inside the stunning Boat Race 2017 events on board TLC

The world-famous annual Boat Race between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge has over 160 years of rich history attached to it.

TLC is delighted to have taken our own place once again with our vessels Erasmus and Elizabethan uniquely positioned alongside Putney Pier to witness the start of the races with two of our most long-standing charterers on board, the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford.

For over 15 years Thames Luxury Charters' vessels have played host to the Vice-Chancellors and guests of these two great universities and this year proved no exception. The Oxford event was hosted by the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten of Barnes, on the chic triple-deck Erasmus while Cambridge hosted their afternoon tea-themed gathering on the beautiful Mississippi paddle steamer Elizabethan.

With courtesy of both universities, we are delighted to share with you a selection of photos from day which beautifully capture the excitement and spirit of the day and showcase the vessels bedecked in eye-catching banners, bunting and flags, plus anything else which could help inspire their team on the start line!

Key speakers addressed the assembled guests ahead of the start of the races, who with Champagne in hand to toast their respective crews, watched from on board the TLC vessels with their birds eye view as the fun began! Glorious sunshine beamed down on the race this year, allowing guests to enjoy the weather as much as their experience on board.

In terms of results on the day, the Womens' Race was won by Cambridge while Oxford triumphed in the Men's Race. But if you ask us the real winners on the day were all those on board Thames Luxury Charters!

If you're interested in having an experience like this at your next corporate event or personal celebration, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Our experienced and friendly Events Management Team are ready to help you; either tap the enquiry button on the website or call us on 0207 357 7751 to get your journey with us underway.

It's wonderful on water. We look forward to welcoming you on board!