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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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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May Ely Update

May Ely Update From: Ewan Pearson – CUBL Chairman and Ely Project Manager The build of the first floor exterior and internal walls continues apace, and the areas to the front and side of the boathouse now have a gravel surface. The roof goes on next month. The contractors are still behind – 7 weeks and holding at the moment – but they have created a credible plan for catching up, and expect to finish no more than 3 weeks late, i.e. before the end of October. There is no negative cost effect for us. The good news is that there is no change to the date the fleets can move in,...
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Dr John Marks (1924-2016)

Dr John Marks (1924-2016) died earlier this week, aged 92. He was a huge supporter of Cambridge University sport, and particularly rowing, for over forty years, putting his time, expertise and reputation on the line for the men’s and women’s University Boat Clubs. John was the first male Fellow appointed at Girton College in 1977 and the following year took on the role of Senior Treasurer to Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club; a role he did not relinquish until 1994. He twice held the post of Senior Treasurer of Cambridge University Boat Club, from 1986-1997 and briefly again from...
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April Ely Boathouse Update

We’re at an exciting moment: The building has progressed to the point where everything is ready for the concrete for the first floor slab is to be poured on 12th April. This will take 2 weeks to cure then, once the shuttering is removed, we will have something resembling the ground floor of the finished boathouse.  The first floor will then quickly go up and we expect to be celebrating the topping out the building (with its roof on) in late June. In other areas, the kitchen layout and its equipment  set is being finalised and details such as the flooring materials, location of power points...
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The 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Race