The Official Boat Race Viewing Party.

For the first time, in partnership with Bourne & Hollingsworth and Chapel Down, the Silver Sturgeon, will host the official Oxford x Cambridge Boat Race viewing party, moored at the very epicentre of the race course.

One of the biggest events on the British sporting calendar, 2020 sees the 166th Men’s boat race and the 75th Women's boat race. Every year, over 250,000 spectators flock to the banks of the Thames to watch the rowing crews compete on the river. This year, instead of clamouring for a spot on the water’s edge, we invite you to cheer on the rowers from the exclusive 150 m sq teak deck of the Silver Sturgeon - Chapel Down in hand.

The day commences from 12.30pm, embarking at Savoy Pier, where guests will be welcomed on board with a glass of Chapel Down sparkling wine whilst taking in one of the city's most memorable views - the river's curve at Waterloo Bridge.

As the boat serenely sails from Westminster to Putney, guests will be invited to dine on a delicious three course lunch with specially selected wines, set to the back-drop of London’s most iconic sights.

The Silver Sturgeon will then moor up with excellent long views of the race between Putney and Hammersmith. Spectators will then be treated to the official commentary from the BBC, plus an unrivalled view of both races, and the closing ceremony.

Your sporting voyage closes with two specially chartered waterborne transport options by Thames Clippers to Plantation Wharf, Battersea or returning to Savoy Pier, Westminster.

*Please note there is no access to the river bank whilst moored for the race spectating.


  • Seated Three Course Menu at your private table
  • Reception Drink - Chapel Down on arrival
  • Live BBC coverage on screens during races
  • Selected Wines (half a bottle per person)
  • Mineral Water (half a bottle per person)
  • Hand Roasted Coffee, Tea and Petits Fours


Silver Sturgeon, Savoy Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2R OBP

Boarding 12:30 - 12:45
Cruising to The Boat Race Course, Putney
12:30 - 13:15hrs - Boarding and drinks reception
13:30hrs - Lunch commences
15:30hrs - Approximate time lunch finishes

15.44hrs - The Women’s Boat Race
16.44hrs - The Men’s Boat Race
17.00hrs - Private Thames Clippers shuttle to disembark pier - Plantation Wharf
17:10hrs - Disembark - Plantation Wharf
17:45hrs - Private Thames Clippers shuttle to Savoy Pier
18:30hrs - Disembark - Savoy Pier


Oak Smoked Salmon, Celeriac Remoulade, Apple Blossom


Delica Squash Soup, Lemon Thyme, Rye, Ogleshield Cheese (v)

Main Course
Dry Aged Sirloin, Root Vegetable Dauphinoise, Black Cabbage, Swede, Charred Onions


Leek & Ratte Potato Pithivier, Blacksticks Blue, Malted Sauce (v)

Forced Rhubarb, Brandy Snap, White Chocolate Cremeux

Petits Fours
Chapel Down x Pump Street Chocolate Truffles


  • Bookings are strictly non-refundable.
  • WSF reserves the right to substitute for another vessel in the event of operating difficulties.

Please request full terms and conditions from a member of the team.

The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020
The Boat Race Lunch 2020