Cambridge WIN The 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Race

Lining up against Oxford in formidable conditions, on the Championship Course, the Light Blues emerged victorious in The 2016 Cancer Research Boat Race. Read the full race report.

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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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2017 President’s Message

Established in 1828 the Cambridge University Boat Club is a club with a rich history of success and an extremely proud heritage, and it is a great honour to have been elected as President for the 2017 Boat Race campaign. I am looking forward with enthusiasm to leading a strong squad of dedicated and committed athletes to prepare for the 163rd instalment of this historic boat race. After a dominant and successful 2016 campaign, it is a special time to be a part of the CUBC. There is a great sense of excitement and optimism within the current team of athletes, staff and the Executive...
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2016/17 Presidential Elections

The CUBC election was held on 8th June and Lance Tredell has been elected President for the 2017 Boat Race Campaign. Lance stroked this year’s winning Light Blue crew in his first year at Hughes Hall. Lance (27) was born in Hale, and went to school at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Lance undertook his first degree at Oxford Brookes. Before arriving in Cambridge he had an extensive rowing history, racing for Great Britain at World Cups and European Championships. Ben Ruble will continue in the position of Vice-President having had a very successful year working with this...
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June Ely Boathouse Update

This transformational project continues its progress towards the finishing line in October. The contractors caught a crab and hit a few headwinds (and wet gales) that put them a few weeks behind. They are through that now, have stayed on race pace since, and are pushing on to try to recover the lost lengths. The roof is about to go on, racking details are finalised and racks will still be fitted to permit an on-time start to the next Boat Race campaign in September. We are also working on the donor recognition boards (it’s not too late to win your place!).  ...
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Tribute to Ed Hallam

The CUBC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague Ed Hallam after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Ed led the Strength and Conditioning delivery for Rowing Ireland for the 2012 Olympic Cycle and the S&C programme at CUBC between 2007 and 2015. He also led the CUWBC S&C programme from 2012 and his colleague Milosz continues to do so. Whilst Ed loved rowing his other passion lay with rugby and support for CURUFC went far beyond that of S&C coach working with the men’s and women’s teams for over a decade. Ed will be deeply missed by all who...
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CUBC win Hawk of the Year and Hawk’s Team of the Year

The CUBC has recently been announced Team of the Year by the Hawk’s Club, and our President Henry Hoffstot has also been voted Hawk of the Year. It’s been an exciting year for the CUBC and to have the recognition of the wider Cambridge sporting community is fantastic for the club. Team of the Year Award – CUBC In recent years, Cambridge University Boat Club has not had an easy run. Under Steve Trampore’s leadership, the club has faced a never-stronger OUBC programme, having delivered only one win since 2010. After 6 years as underdog, CUBC grafted its way back into The Boat...
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The 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Race