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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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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Goldie – Isis Race Report 2016

Goldie captain and 6 seat Al Taylor called at the toss and won. Goldie selected the Surrey station. There was a strong blustery South-Westerly wind on the day. This resulted in flat water and a tailwind off the start but made for challenging conditions and a strong headwind after the Surrey bend. The water flattened from Barnes Bridge to the finish. The crews got away cleanly from the start with Isis rating 44 versus Goldie on 43 and Isis took an early lead. As the crews came down to 36 stokes per minute along the line of boats Isis pushed out to a half a length lead. By the Black Buoy Isis...
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Cambridge WIN The 2016 Boat Race!

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2016 Blue Boat named in fond memory of Kevin Whyman

CUBC are honoured to name the 2016 Blue Boat in fond memory of 1996 & 1997 winning cox Kevin Whyman. It was a privilege to welcome Kevin’s parents back to the tideway to watch the crew outings from the Amaryllis before joining us for the official naming ceremony. The boat, named ‘Kevin’, will race the championship course against Oxford for the first time on 27th March 2016. Kevin won The Boat Race twice, and we hope that Kevin will take his third win on...
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The 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Race