Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hélène Rémond: Boat Race Day

Media crews at Hammersmith are getting ready for the Boat Race.

HTBS’s Hélène Rémond writes from the banks of the Thames,

It’s Boat Race day. The riverbanks were calm this morning before the storm expected this afternoon – as every year, there are 250,000 people gathered to support either Oxford or Cambridge, showing either dark blue or light blue flags or bambams offered.

Ready is also HTBS’s reporter Tim Koch.

In Hammersmith, Chelsey, Joe, James and Rachel encourage passers-by to be prepared and take part in the cheering during the race.

In Putney, the Bollinger Champagne van is ready to welcome thirsty spectators outside Thames Rowing Club…..

... and there’s just time to pass on security instructions...

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