This year's annual Boat Race is taking place on Easter Sunday (March 27) with rowers from Oxford and Cambridge battling it out to be top dog.

Starting at 3.10pm, the women take to the water, with the men taking part at 4.10pm.

The four-and-a-quarter mile route runs along the Thames, from Putney Bridge passing through Hammersmith and reaching the finish line at Chiswick .

Can the Oxford teams retain the top spot this year?

Boat Race 2016 coverage ends

That’s it for our Boat Race 2016 coverage this year, where the Cambridge men’s and Oxford women’s teams were victorious.

Keep an eye on getwestlondon where we will be updating you with a handy round-up of all the events at this year’s race.

Will Cambridge be able to hold on to their victory next year? Find out in 2017!

Winning celebration

Congratulations to both teams

Cambridge have their say

“I’m at an absolute loss for words. After losing twice, I’m truly humbled. All the guys did a great job. It’s a spectacular day for the light blues.”

Ian Middleton added: “It was tough conditions. We knew what it would be like, but we knew what would be needed. Credit to the guys.”

Cambridge men's team embrace victory

Cambridge men's team win Boat Race 2016

The Cambridge men’s team have won the 162nd Boat Race. The win stop the consecutive victories for Oxford, who have won the last three races, with Cambridge last winning in 2012.

Race update: Harrods

Oxford and Cambridge men's neck and neck

Meet the team: Cambridge men's

This year’s Cambridge men’s team consists of Felix Newman Bow, Ali Abbasi, Charles Fisher, Clemens Auersperg, Luke Juckett, Henry Hoffstot, Ben Ruble, Lance Tredell Stroke and Ian Middleton Cox

Meat the team: Oxford men's

This year’s Oxford men’s team consists of George McKirdy Bow, James White, Morgan Gerlak, Joshua Bugasjski, Leo Carrington, Jorgen Tveit, James Cook, Nik Hazell Stroke and Sam Collier Cox

Men's teams set up on start line

Both the Oxford and Cambridge men’s teams are at the start line, prepared to set off on the 4.10pm race start. Can the Oxford team win again?

Women's official timings are in

The margin of victory for Oxford in the Women’s event this year was a total of 24 lengths, with a finishing time of 21 minutes and 49 seconds.

Cambridge women reaction

Defeated Cambridge rower Hannah Robert said: “We have put so much into this year. Not finishing was not an option. I could not have asked for better women, I am so proud of them.”

Weather clears up for races this afternoon

The worst conditions I've ever rowed in

President of the Oxford Women’s Boat Club Maddy Badcott told the BBC that today’s race was the worst conditions she’s ever rowed in.

Congratulations to both teams

Oxford women's team win Boat Race 2016

The Oxford women’s team have won the 71st Womens Boat Race. This is the fourth consecutive victory for the dark blues. Cambridge do finish, a clear minute behind the victors.

Cambridge women sinking

The Cambridge team are sinking, while the race has been red flagged, the team choose to go on. If the team do sink, this will be the first time a women’s Boat Race team sinks.

Oxford men's team leave the boathouse

Womens teams hit halfway point

Now at the halfway point, the womens teams are hitting high waves, with the Oxford team having the open water advantage.

Race update: Harrods

Oxford make leading move

Despite the poor start, Oxford are coming on strong, taking the lead from Cambridge, with the advantage held at four seats.

Slow start for Oxford women

A slow start for the Oxford women led to the team being a third of a length behind at one of the most crucial moments of the race.

On your marks, get set, GO!

And they’re off! Both the Oxford and Cambridge women’s teams have sped off the start line ahead of a 20-ish minute battle!

Windy weather tough in the middle of race

The women’s teams are almost ready to leave the start line

Protesters could disrupt race this afternoon

An anonymous source told getwestlondon that protesters could disrupt the Boat Race this afternoon.

Activists from splinter fathers rights group New Fathers 4 Justice are allegedly planning to disrupt the Oxford and Cambridge boat race by abseiling down from Hammersmith Bridge holding banners.
They have reportedly been practising by abseiling down disused chimneys in the East end of London.

Metropolitan Police said: “An appropriate policing plan is in place for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race 2016 this afternoon.”

Meet the team: Oxford women

This year’s Oxford Boat Race women’s team consists of: Emma Lukasiewicz, Emma Spruce, Joanneke Jansen, Ruth Siddorn, Ëlo Luik, Anastasia Chitty, Maddy Badcott, Lauren Kedar and Morgan Baynham-Williams.

Meet the team: Cambridge women

This year’s Cambridge Boat Race women’s team consists of Ashton Brown, Fiona Macklin, Alice Jackson, Théa Zabell, Daphne Martschenko, Zara Goozee, Hannah Roberts, Myriam Goudet and Rosemary Ostfeld.

Teams starting early

Both the Oxford and Cambridge women have entered the water ahead of their scheduled 3.10pm start.

Windy weather could cause problems

Today’s windy weather could cause problems for the university rowers, with high cross winds looking to hit competitors just after Hammersmith Bridge, which is often seen as one of the most decisive parts of the race.

There have been a total of six sinkings since the annual tradition began, with the most recent in 1978.