The Oxbridge Waterman's Challenge was held on the River Thames yesterday.
Boats in the colours of our ancient university towns raced as they used to, in lovely wooden boats with fixed seats. They were accompanied by Thames Waterman's Cutters dressed up as they used to, many with canopies for the passengers and flying flags. For more pics, see the Thames Traditional Rowing Association's Facebook page.
So much more fun than the rather dreary procession that occured later that day.