The Boat Clubs train to beat Cambridge in the Boat Race; it is the pinnacle of rowing at the University. The annual race against Cambridge University is now one of the oldest and most famous amateur sporting events in the world. The Oxford coaches creatively use their competitive experiences and the expertise gained in consultation with trusted coaching colleagues, sports scientists and a comprehensive medical team to shape the training programme for the team. There is an emphasis on developing all-round athletes who will enjoy long careers in the sport of rowing. The squads also run a Development Squad to provide coaching, training and racing experience for aspiring novice rowers and coxswains.