On the eve of the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, some 250 miniature lifeboats will also sail along the final mile of the route.

It’s actually a fundraising exercise for the RNLI, who maintain a couple of lifeboats on the Thames.

It also takes place on the same day that the BBC, and various others, rehearse procedures for the main event between the two competing Universities.

To take part, you need to raise at least £250 to reserve a boat, and name it, and be available on Friday 10th April at 6pm to watch the floatilla of little boats heading down the Thames.

Details are here

RNLI Alternative Boat Race 2015

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