Boat Race: Crowds build ahead of contest between Oxford & Cambridge
6 April 2014 Last updated at 17:38 BST
Oxford are targeting their fifth Boat Race victory in seven years when they face university rivals Cambridge on the River Thames on Sunday.
The Dark Blues triumphed last year in 17 minutes 27 seconds to cut Cambridge's overall lead to 81-77.
Jon Brain reports from the riverside as the crowds gather.