How to watch the 2019 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race: live coverage online from anywhere

The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race is the event that puts rowing races on the international map and it's still the most exciting race of the year. Now it's back for another head-to-head between the two universities for 2019 and we'll make sure you're in the driving (or should that be rowing?) seat to watch Boat Race live coverage online regardless of where you are.

The waters of the river Thames in London will once again see which university team has the rowing ability to take the title of varsity Boat Race winner. The rowing race takes place on a length of London's river Thames between Putney and Mortake. Last year saw 'Light Blues' Cambridge win both the men's and women's races against the 'Dark Blues' Oxford, the former by three lengths in a time of 17:51 and the latter by seven lengths in 19:06. 

Cambridge currently leads the overall event, which started in 1829, taking 83 victories over Oxford's 80. That excludes the 1877 race that ended as a dead heat, though those cheeky Dark Blues claimed it as a victory.

While the Thames will be filled with rowing fans (as well as fans of standing-outside-pubs-on-the-river) you might want to catch it all from the comfort of home. Thankfully, that's an option.

This year the races will all take place on the same day and you'll be able to watch the Boat Race live coverage on the good old BBC. If you're not in the UK then you might not be able to access the live stream. but this guide can help thanks to a few best VPN related tips and tricks.

How to watch Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race for free: UK live stream

If you’re in the UK and you have a TV license, then the BBC will be broadcasting the 2019 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race free-to-air. That means you can catch the race on your TV by turning over the BBC One in time for the Boat Race coverage to kick off from 1.20pm BST.

If you prefer to watch the event on your computer, smart TV or mobile device you can stream it on the BBC Sport website or via the BBC iPlayer app. We also heartily recommend, as a robust, legal streaming service that has all the Freeview channels in one place.

Stream the 2019 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race from outside your country

If you happen to be away from the UK don’t worry as you can watch the 2019 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race from anywhere in the world rather simply.

Just download and install a VPN to change your IP address to one in the UK and head over to  From there you’ll have to sign up for a free account to stream the 2019 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race on your computer or from your favorite streaming devices. Here's how to stream Oxford vs Cambridge with a VPN in three easy strokes:

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