CUBC announces its crews for the 2019 British Rowing National Championships

CUBC will send an 18-strong contingent to this weekend’s British Rowing National Championships, to be held at Nottingham. CUBC’s entries are headlined by the boats of the Vice President, Freddie Davidson (Emmanuel), and that of the President, Dara Alizadeh (Hughes Hall), both returning Blues. Davidson will stroke a coxless four including senior internationals Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (Peterhouse) and Sam Hookway (Peterhouse), along with 2018 Goldie Callum Sullivan (Downing). Alizadeh sits at 2 in his crew, stroked by 2018 Goldie Reggie Mitchell (Trinity) with fellow Goldie David...
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CUBC starts its 2019 Campaign

CUBC’s campaign to win the 2019 BNY Mellon Boat Race commenced on Monday 3rd September, with President Dara Alizadeh and Executive Chairman Ewan Pearson welcoming the squad to Goldie. Chief Coach Rob Baker set out the goals which will guide the squad over the next seven months through to racing Oxford on April 7th. “We want CUBC to be the best racing, and fastest, crews in the country. We want them to be the crews that will stand up and be counted when it comes time to race, and I believe we have the squad to do so”, Rob commented. The squads spent the rest of Monday...
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2019 President’s Message

Tradition. Excellence. Commitment. Achievement. These words encapsulate the spirit and ethos of the Cambridge University Boat Club, and have found meaning all the way back since the club’s origins in 1828. It’s an honor to have been elected President, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this team as we prepare to race in the 165th Boat Race on April 7th, 2019. CUBC’s mission is straightforward – to beat Oxford University Boat Club in the Boat Race. Simple, but by no means easy. The rowers of Oxford are strong opponents, and the work required to defeat them is tremendous. The...
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CUBC alumni to final of US Rowing Pair Trials

After winning their respective repechages, CUBC alumni T. Finn Meeks and Spencer Furey progressed to the four boat final of the USRowing pair trials at Mercer Lake, Princeton. They will race Wednesday 8th August at 13:00 BST. 2019 President Dara Alizadeh unfortunately did not progress to the final, his pair with Finn Putnam of USTC-Oakland finishing 3rd in his repechage.  
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CUBC athletes at US Trials

CUBC is fielding three athletes at the US Rowing Pair Trials which are being held at Mercer Lake, Princeton.  2019 President Dara Alizadeh (Hughes Hall) is trialling along with fellow 2018 Boat Race winners Spencer Furey (Jesus) and T. Finn Meeks (Hughes Hall). Racing commences at 1300 BST on the 6th of August. All CUBC athletes are racing under the colours of USTC – Oakland. Dara and Finn will face each other in the first heat, whilst Spencer will be racing in the second heat. Updates will be made through the CUBC instagram pages, and this website.
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A majestic history

Cambridge challenged Oxford to the first boat race in 1829. First raced at Henley-on-Thames, with the exception of war time years, it has been raced annually on the London tideway since 1856. Our commitment to developing technical skill, excellent fitness, and high morale are a testament to the club’s 187-year old goal to beat Oxford. Cambridge currently lead Oxford with 82 to 79 wins.

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Become a part of the Cambridge University Boat Club's future

Studying at Cambridge provides the opportunity to combine the academic programme of a world class university with rowing at the highest level. The history of our university and The Boat Race are both second to none. If you think this extraordinary experience could be for you, then we would love to hear from you! Why not find out more about rowing and studying at Cambridge?

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