Title Sponser

In a world first, BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management, sponsors of The Boat Races, announced in January 2016 that they are donating their title sponsorship of the annual challenge between Oxford and Cambridge Universities to Cancer Research UK (CRUK), the official charity partner. The event will now be known as The Cancer Research UK Boat Races with a new identity that will incorporate the famous Dark Blue of Oxford and Light Blue of Cambridge with the charity’s distinctive magenta and blue


The campaign will see Cancer Research UK receive substantial exposure throughout the Races, which will take place on the Championship Course on the River Thames between Putney and Mortlake on 27th March. BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management will work together with Cancer Research UK to support their fundraising activities in the build up to The Boat Races and will also be implementing their own initiatives with all fundraising in aid of Cancer Research UK.


Newton is a global investment management company located in London, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The BNY Mellon Corporation. With assets under management of over £50.9 billion (as at 30 June 2014), Newton provides award-winning investment products and services to a wide range of clients, including pension funds, charities and corporations.


We have expertise in a range of disciplines, including:

  • multi-asset strategies
  • portfolios with absolute-return objectives, both multi-asset and fixed income
  • regional and global equity mandates (both ‘benchmark-aware’ and unconstrained)
  • global bonds

News and other information about Newton is available at www.newton.co.uk or on www.twitter.com/NewtonIM.

The CUWBC Lightweights are sponsored by KPMG

Hunter can trace its origins back to the setting up of the North British Rubber Company in 1856 when Henry Lee Norris, an American entrepreneur, landed in Scotland to find a home for his boot making company. The Hunter Original Wellington was first introduced in 1956 and has become recognised the world over.  Hunter is proud to be an official partner of The BNY Mellon Boat Race.

The premium British fashion brand has renewed its association with the world famous Boat Race and continues to be the Official Formal & Leisure Wear Supplier to The Race and both University squads.

Shared since 1829, Bollinger, The Champagne of Royal Ascot and England Rugby, is proud to support another iconic part of British sporting heritage with The Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race.


The Bollinger champagne House has created prestigious champagnes with character, distinguished by their elegance and complexity, since 1829. These outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for Bollinger accepts nothing less than excellence. Each and every detail represents a quest for a certain form of perfection.This uncompromisingly independent spirit, dedicated to unostentatious achievement, exemplifies the inimitable elegance for which the Champagne region is renowned and which has so impressed the Court of England that the House has been awarded the Royal Warrant since 1884.

The Parmigiani Fleurier story, since its beginnings in 1996, has been built on a powerful conviction: restoring the value of Swiss watchmaking art as heritage, by making it part of an ongoing tradition of manufacturing expertise. One man, Michel Parmigiani, would be the founder, and the Sandoz Family Foundation the principal, and the symbolic town of Fleurier the seat of the brand, the cradle of traditions. Their shared vision for upholding the highest quality Swiss expertise drives them to offer the best. The brand’s unique culture of watch restoration, passed on by Michel Parmigiani more than thirty years ago, is the keystone of its identity. Palpable inside every modern timepiece, it attests to the “made-to-measure” spirit of Parmigiani Fleurier.

The Boat Race Company Limited has announced a new partnership with award-winning UK brewer Adnams Southwold. Adnams will be Official Beer Partner of The Cancer Research UK Boat Races for the next 6 years. Similar to The Boat Races, Adnams has a long and rich heritage which they are extremely proud of. Adnams beer has been brewed in Southwold since 1872 and is today a modern company proud of its values-driven approach.

London-based high-performance technical sports outfitter, Crewroom, has joined forces with JL Racing to become the official technical kit supplier for The Cancer Research UK Boat Races.

Cross Country Trains have been supporting CUWBC for two years now, making access to Ely more affordable