What is it?
It's the 163rd annual boat race between Oxford University and Cambridge University.
The race takes place close to Easter each year on the River Thames in West London, between Putney and Mortlake.
The first race took place in 1829 in Henley on Thames following a challenge between old school friends, Charles Wordsworth and Charles Merrevile.
Since the second race in 1836, the contest has taken place in London.
When is it?
This coming Sunday, 2 April. The women's race gets under way at 4.35pm and the men's race follows along the same route an hour later at 5.35pm.
What TV channel is it on?
The prestigious event will be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage and build-up beginning from 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
Where does it start and finish?
The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course is 4 miles, 374 yards or 6.8 Km long.
It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in South West London.
Where can I watch?
There will be superb viewing spots along the Thames. Alternatively, Adnams is running a fan park.
Entry is free and fans can cheer the rowers on from the riverbank as they pass or watch on the big screen.
Who has won the most races?
Cambridge extended their overall lead in last year to make it 82-79 in the 188-year history of the event.
The one and only draw in the match came in 1877 with a dead heat finish.
Who will be rowing?
Ben Ruble, 87.3 kg
Freddie Davidson, 81.9 kg
James Letten, 106.5 kg
Tim Tracey, 97.4 kg
Aleksander Malowany, 94.4 kg
Patrick Eble, 90.4 kg
Lance Tredell, 94.3 kg
Henry Meek, 95.4 kg
Hugo Ramambason, 55.3 kg
William Warr (bow), 94.2 kg
Matthew O’Leary, 74.8 kg
Oliver Cook, 91.7 kg
Joshua Bugajski, 99.2 kg
Olivier Siegelaar, 101.2 kg
Michael DiSanto, 89.9 kg
James Cook, 84 kg
Vassilis Ragoussis, 86.6 kg
Sam Collier, 59.8 kg
Anything else we should know?
There had been some concern that the race might not go ahead at all this year after the Port of London Authority expressed concerns that the famous flotilla that follows the race could catch fire.
According to the Port of London Authority, the body responsible for safety on the river, many of the historic wooden support craft - including the Cambridge University launch Amaryllis - are in danger of being set on fire by their own petrol engines.
David Searle, executive director of the Boat Race Company Ltd, which organises the annual regatta, said that the company was attempting to resolve the issue but could not confirm whether the flotilla or future sponsorship of the event would be affected.