Last weekend saw the successful continuation of a beloved River Thames tradition.
On Sunday 26 March, the 168th Men’s Boat Race and 77th Women’s Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge University took place on the famous Championship Course between Putney and Mortlake.
An estimated 250,000 spectators lined the banks of the Thames to catch a glimpse of the action, with millions more enjoying the race on television. Those enjoying the coverage at home were treated to some incredible views and aerial footage – which three Livett’s vessels played a key role in.
Camera boat Charlie Lima was in pursuit of the two teams as they made their way through the 6.8km course, whilst Bravo Lima GB and Romeo Lima were both deployed as drone platform boats. All vessels were manned by Livett’s crew and utilised by BBC camera teams.
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The addition of drones in recent years has revolutionised coverage of the Boat Race, offering viewers a dynamic and immersive viewing experience that puts them in the middle of the action. As the premier provider of River Thames drone filming services, it is something we are hugely proud to have been involved in.
In the fantastic images below, you can see our vessels in action during Saturday’s technical rehearsal – which have been kindly provided by photographer Ed Challes – and on race day itself.
This year’s Boat Race marks the latest in a long line of major live events on the River Thames that we are extremely proud to have been involved in. And we’re already looking forward to the next one!
For more information about our River Thames filming and marine coordination services, please visit our dedicated page. Alternatively, please contact us to find out how our industry-leading team can help bring your production to life on the river.