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The 2019 Race

The 2019 Scottish Boat Race will take place on Saturday 25 May on the Clyde. The official viewing area will be at the Glasgow Science Centre. The event will consist of six different races, a mixed graduate race, both men’s and women’s novices (beginners) & second eight, men’s and women’s first eight and a 2km ergometer team challenge consisting of two male (one novice, one senior) and two female (also one novice, one senior) athletes.


RaceStart time
Erg Relay13:00
Senior Men 8+14:00
Senior Women 8+14.15
Beginner Women 8+14.30
Beginner Men 4+14:45


The 2019 races will take place over a 2km stretch of the Clyde, starting at the South Portland Street Suspension Bridge and finish opposite the Glasgow Science Centre Tower. The graduate race will take place over a shorter distance but will also finish at the Glasgow Science Centre Tower.


Our recommended viewing area for the 2019 races is at the finishing stretch at the Glasgow Science Centre. This is also where the crews will prepare for the race and where the boats will set off from. Refreshments will be available to purchase at this area. Boat Race spectators will also be to take advantage of a 50% saving for entry to the Glasgow Science Centre on the day when showing a valid Boat Race wristband. These wristbands will be available from the “Clyde Suite” on the day of the race.


University of Edinburgh Sport is delighted to be working in association with the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh University Students Association to offer subsidised bus transport to and from the Glasgow Science Centre for the 2019 Scottish Boat Race.

Return tickets will be £3.00 with buses departing from Appleton Tower at 11.30am and leaving Glasgow at 5pm following the trophy presentations.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.


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