A booze-fuelled celebration of the Cambridge University students, who took to the river in cardboard boxes.
Some of the flimsy crafts fell apart around their captains.
A rowdy celebration of the end of exams, the boats are made of cardboard boxes, glue and gaffer tape for suicide.
3 students realised they had lost the race.
Who lost the race swam back to the shore.
Students multi-tasked by sipping on cans of Fosters.
The teams’ names included The Oar of Babylon, Black Pearl and Popeye’s Pride.
Students try in vain to right their capsized craft.
To compete in the race these students clutched their drinks between their teeth.
The sturdier boats included multiple layers of tape over stronger cardboard tubes.
The racers wore pirate hats as they crammed into their boxes.
The event kicks off May Week in the city.
The competitors were more organised and laid their hands on real oars.
Hundreds of people who watched from the bridges and river banks in the center of Cambridge.
Winning team said: ‘It took five days, an entire kilometer of gaffer tape and 11 cardboard tubes…
At the crowded event included The Oar of Babylon, Black Pearl and Popeye’s Pride.
Students clutch their drinks in a show of optimism.
In the center of the historic university city, the preparations began.
Students making things out of cardboard.