Longstanding rivals will clash oars on the River Dee in March, as Aberdeen’s two universities return to the water once again for the Aberdeen Boat Race.
The Aberdeen Boat Race takes place for the 23rd year on Saturday 17 March 2018 at 1.30pm, thanks to the continued support of global investment group, Aberdeen Standard Investments.
The annual boat race – known as Scotland’s equivalent of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race- follows a course from the Bridge of Dee to the finishing line at Aberdeen Boat Club, offering many fantastic viewing points for spectators along the course to cheer on their crews. Alongside the main event, the race day programme is made up of alumni, second crew and media challenge races.
In 2017’s nail-biting race, the University of Aberdeen clinched victory over the 3.5km course in a time of 7 minutes 03.4 seconds, winning by four lengths and ending Robert Gordon University’s five-year winning streak. The University of Aberdeen also claimed the titles in the alumni and second crew races, marking the first ever clean sweep in the event’s history.