The Boat Race Company has announced it will extend its partnership with Graduate Hotels for the third consecutive year.

Graduate Hotels, a chain located in university-anchored towns across the UK and US, will continue to be both the Official Hotel Partner and Official Supporter of the Boat Race.

Chair of the board of The Boat Race Company, Siobhan Cassidy, said: "We are delighted to announce the ongoing partnership between The Boat Race and Graduate Hotels.

"Graduate Hotels’ commitment to fostering connections and curating memorable experiences aligns seamlessly with the ethos of The Boat Race.

"Together, we are enhancing the essence of gathering and connecting, key aspects within the sport and hospitality industries."

The annual Gemini Boat Race is taking place in Putney on Saturday, March 30.

The Women's Race will begin at 2.46pm and the Men's Race at 3.46pm.

It attracts 250,000 spectators along the River Thames and is broadcast to millions more on television.

Graduate Cambridge and The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels will host on-site event experiences and crew team dinners for the competing universities as part of the partnership.

Graduate Hotels' president, Kevin Osterhaus said: "We are thrilled to extend our partnership with The Boat Race Company for another year.

"This collaboration allows us to not only showcase the unique experiences offered by Graduate Hotels, but also contribute to the rich tradition and excitement of The Boat Race."