March 25, 1978 The boats have a mile to go and Cambridge University are trailing arch rivals Oxford University in the 124th Boat Race. The hundreds of thousands lining the Thames help lift Cambridge when the boat hits some rough water and the crew get that good old sinking feeling. Oxford cruise home as Cambridge are plucked from the Thames. Although there have been six sinkings the result has only been determined by a sinking on three occasions - Cambridge went down in 1859 and Oxford met a watery grave in 1925. Both boats also went down in 1912 in a gale - a matter of weeks before the Titanic followed suit. The most recent sinking was in 1984 when Cambridge went down after ramming a barge before they were even under starter's orders. The remains of the boat now have pride of place in a Cambridge public house.