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A booze-fuelled celebration of the Cambridge University students, who took to the river in cardboard boxes.

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Some of the flimsy crafts fell apart around their captains.

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A rowdy celebration of the end of exams, the boats are made of cardboard boxes, glue and gaffer tape for suicide.

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3 students realised they had lost the race.

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Who lost the race swam back to the shore.

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Students multi-tasked by sipping on cans of Fosters.

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The teams’ names included The Oar of Babylon, Black Pearl and Popeye’s Pride.

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Students try in vain to right their capsized craft.

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To compete in the race these students clutched their drinks between their teeth.

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The sturdier boats included multiple layers of tape over stronger cardboard tubes.

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The racers wore pirate hats as they crammed into their boxes.

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The event kicks off May Week in the city.

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The competitors were more organised and laid their hands on real oars.

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Hundreds of people who watched from the bridges and river banks in the center of Cambridge.

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Winning team said: ‘It took five days, an entire kilometer of gaffer tape and 11 cardboard tubes…

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At the crowded event included The Oar of Babylon, Black Pearl and Popeye’s Pride.

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Students clutch their drinks in a show of optimism.

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In the center of the historic university city, the preparations began.

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Students making things out of cardboard.