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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Olympic Medallist joins Cambridge Coaching Team

Cambridge University Boat Club (CUBC) is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Chambers to the role of Assistant Coach. Richard succeeds Ed Green who has moved to take on the task of building the rowing programme at Millfield School. 31-year-old Richard was born in Coleraine, Ireland. He started rowing at the Coleraine Academical Institution at the age of 14. In 2003 he moved to the UK to study at Oxford Brookes University and row at their University Boat Club. He was soon picked up by the National Team and started an illustrious career as a Lightweight, first medalling at an U23...
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August Ely Boathouse Update

We have reached a milestone on the project, with the wooden roof now completed. The roof has just received its zinc covering. The contractors can now move inside and get the rate up on the internal fit-out. The boat and blade racking will start to be installed in late August in time for a September transfer of equipment and therefore the season can get under way from the new facility. That will indeed be an exciting moment for us all to savour. Zinc Coating Wooden Roof Structure...
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Coaching Vacancy

The Club is seeking to appoint an Assistant Coach to succeed Ed Green who is moving to take over a coaching role at a UK school. The Assistant Coach will join the coaching team at CUBC and report directly to the Chief Coach. The candidate will be an enthusiastic and motivated individual with proven experience as a coach or as a top level athlete The Assistant Coach will hold a key supporting role in preparing the CUBC squad for the annual University Boat Race, National Trials and summer regattas. The role includes specific responsibility for the coaching of Goldie, the Reserve Crew. The...
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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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The 2017 Cancer Research UK Boat Race