Opening of Iconic New Facility for Cambridge University Rowing

The new Cambridge University Boathouse at Ely was officially opened on Saturday 3rd December by the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University – Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. Over 400 donors, friends, guests and current rowers came together to celebrate the new Centre of Excellence for Cambridge University rowing.

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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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CUBC at Fours’ Head

  The 2017 Fours Head was held on Sunday 12 November. A domestic time trial from Mortlake to Putney. It was the first opportunity to race after the cancellation of the National Championships in November and the first real measure against the Dark Side. Chief Coach Steve Trapmore was encouraged by the results posted by the CUBC’s five crews, headlined by a third successive win in Elite Coxed Fours (now called Band 1 Coxed Fours).   Steve notes: “The results are a reflection of a productive first 14 weeks of the programme. It was pleasing to see the top coxed four take the win...
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2018 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. It is a great honour to have been elected as President for the 2018 Boat Race campaign. I am looking forward to leading a strong squad of dedicated athletes in preparation for the 164th instalment of this historic race. The single goal for our Club is clear and well defined - to defeat the rowers of Oxford University on the day of the Boat Race. My experiences over the past three years have showed me that the passion and commitment within the CUBC to succeed in...
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A.C.R Armstrong-Jones (1930 – 2017)

The club was saddened to hear that Lord Snowdon, Princess Margaret’s former husband, had died aged 86 on Friday 13th January 2017. As Anthony Armstrong-Jones he coxed the victorious Cambridge crew in the 1950 Boat Race. A.C.R. Armstrong-Jones (Eton and Jesus) weighed in at 8st 8Ibs when he steered the Light Blues to a three and a half length victory from the Middlesex...
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Trial Eights

This year’s Trial Eights racing took place between crews named “One T” and “Two G’s”  on Monday, December 12th. To read a report on the race see the following link: Boat Races Report  
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Opening of the Iconic New Facility for Cambridge University Rowing

The new Cambridge University Boathouse at Ely was officially opened on Saturday 3rd December by the Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University – Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz. Over 400 donors, friends, guests and current rowers came together to celebrate the new Centre of Excellence for Cambridge University rowing. The bulk of the funds for the new boathouse have come from over 450 alumni and friends of the three clubs – CUBC, CUWBC and CULRC – a fantastic effort to raise nearly £5 million. Guests enjoy the balcony Ewan Pearson shows guests the Spy prints kindly donated by...
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The 2018 Cancer Research UK Boat Race

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