Oxford and Cambridge University Boat ClubsEach squad is split down into the Blue Boat, the reserve crew and the spare pair. To earn a rowing Blue, you must race past the Fulham Wall on Boat Race day in the Blue Boat. Oxford Men's reserve boat is called Isis whilst Cambridge's is called Goldie. They will race half an hour before the Blue Boats. The women's reserve crews are Osiris (Oxford) and Blondie (Cambridge). Cambridge crews traditionally wear Light Blue, whilst Oxford wear Dark Blue.
It is estimated that for every stroke taken in The Boat Race, the crews will have rowed 600 in practice.