CUBC’s Trial 8s Report

The CUBC Trial Eights saw testing conditions at the start of the race. “Roger” won the coin toss and chose Middlesex. Roger took the early lead but after warnings from the Umpire Rob Clegg, had to use the rudder to change course. Lancelot took advantage of the situation and got in front, setting the racing line. The crews came very close with overlap between the blades, narrowly avoiding a clash. By the time the crews reached Hammersmith Bridge, Lancelot had established a lead of over a length. As they passed Chiswick Eyot, they continued in a steady rhythm and gradually extended the lead....
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CUBC announces its Trial 8s crews

NEWS: We are pleased to announce the crews for our Trial Eights Races. CUBC have chosen to commemorate Lieutenant Colonel Roger Kerrison and Lieutenant Lancelot Ridley by naming their Trial Eights crews Roger and Lancelot. ‘Roger’ is named for Lieutenant Colonel Roger Kerrison, of Trinity College, who rowed in both the losing 1893 and 1894 Boat Races and took his BA in 1895. Lt. Col. Kerrison died on active service on September 18, 1917. ‘Lancelot’ honours Lieutenant Lancelot Ridley of Jesus College, who coxed both the losing 1913 and winning 1914 CUBC crews. Ridley took his BA in 1913 but...
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In Memoriam – Mark Wolfson OBE MP

The Club is sad to inform its members of the death of Mark Wolfson, OBE MP. An alumnus of Eton and Pembroke, Wolfson was a triple Henley winner, including his win in the Goblets in 1956. Although not himself a Blue, Mark’s involvement with CUBC was a long one, including his stints coaching in 1967 and 1969. It was his absence in 1968 due to his involvement in the ‘Back Britain’ campaign that led to DFL becoming an ongoing CUBC coach. After Cambridge, he became heavily involved in education, and was principal of Brathay Hall. From 1979 to 1997 he was MP for Sevenoaks, earning a reputation as...
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CUBC prepares for Wallingford Head

Photo Credit: Jerry Bailey After a solid Fours’ Head result, CUBC’s boats for this weekend’s Wallingford Head have been selected to ensure that crews are as even as coaches Rob Baker and Richard Chambers can make them. Polish Olympian Natan Wegrzycki-Szymczyk (Peterhouse) moves to the stroke seat of Goldie A, backed up by Australian international Sam Hookway (Peterhouse), coxed by the experienced Matthew Holland (Caius). Their competing stern pair in Goldie B represents a blend of Boat Race experience and youth, with CUBC Vice-President Freddie Davidson (Emmanuel), stroke of the winning 2018...
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CUBC remembers its World War One Casualties

On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended the First World War, CUBC wishes to recognise its members who served, and in particular its 21 members who made the supreme sacrifice. These members are remembered on the Memorial in the Goldie Captains’ Room: C.F. Burnand, Downside & Trinity College (1911), 2nd Lieutenant, Grenadier Guards, March 13, 1915. J.S. Carter, Eton & King’s College (1903), Captain, Grenadier Guards, September 27, 1918. O.A. Carver, Charterhouse & Trinity College (1908), Captain, Royal Engineers, June 17, 1915. W.H. Chapman,...
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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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