ROW 360

Row360 Chief Editors, Tom Ransley MBE and Benedict Tufnell, produce the Official Boat Race Program as well as a series of short films documenting the Boat Race season. Benedict is the Official Boat Race Photographer.

Launched in 2014, Row360 is the world’s most widely circulated rowing magazine. Benedict is a former junior international rower; he has rowed on both sides of the pond, having won a rowing scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley. Tom is an Olympic, European, and double world champion oarsman. Before rowing for Great Britain, Tom studied at the University of Cambridge, he read management at the Judge Business School and competed in two Boat Races for the Light Blues.

ROW360 Website


Established in 1894 in South Shields in the North East of England, Barbour is a 5th generation family-owned brand offering a wardrobe of stylish functional clothing, footwear and accessories designed for the outdoors.
Barbour is proud to be the Official Wellington Boot supplier at this year’s Boat Race.

Barbour Website


Of the RNLI’s 238 lifeboat stations, the busiest two are to be found not on the coast, but in London. RNLI Tower and RNLI Chiswick are two of four lifeboat stations that have been operating on the Thames since 2002, covering a 90-mile stretch, bookended by our two other Thames stations, Gravesend and Teddington. There’s a constant stream of commercial and leisure traffic, and the tide rises and falls by up to 7m. The river flows as fast as 5mph – enough to overpower even the strongest swimmer. The dynamic nature of the Thames means it needs a dynamic lifeboat service to match.

Since 2002, the RNLI’s Chiswick lifeboat station has supported The Boat Race with its E-class lifeboat. The crew are on hand to keep The Boat Race competitors safe, as well as the thousands of spectators who line the banks of the Thames on race day. In 2016, the RNLI bolstered its lifesaving service with the addition of nine Arancia-class lifeboats crewed by lifeguards. These are strategically positioned along the Championship Course to keep the public safe while the tide is incoming.

RNLI Website

Positively Putney

Positively Putney is a business owned and led, not for profit limited company, working to maximise Putney’s potential and making it a vibrant and attractive place for those who work, live and visit Putney.

In support of The Boat Race the businesses come together to create a vibrant and entertaining space at St Mary’s Church Square for the public to engage with and make the most of Race Day.

Positively Putney Website