CUBC News

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...

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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)...

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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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November Ely Boathouse Update

With only two weeks to the opening, there is a great deal happening every day. It was most rewarding to visit the site on 17th November and to see several milestones achieved. These included – the scaffolding now coming down rapidly – the connection of the...

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James G P Crowden CVO (1927 – 2016)

The Memorial Service for James Crowden will take place at Ely Cathedral on Monday 5th December at 11.00 a.m. There will be a reception after the service in the Lady Chapel. All are welcome to attend – club blazers and ties will be the order of the...

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2017 President’s Challenge and Squad Athletes Announced

On 3rd November 2016 at the Guildhall London the Presidents of the losing Clubs from the 2016 Races challenged the respective holders of the two Boat Race trophies. This is the definitive moment that officially starts the season leading to The 2017 Cancer Research UK...

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October Ely Boathouse Update

As we move into the final stages of fitting out the building there are a host of tradesmen working inside and outside the building, completion is now only weeks away. The majority of the M&E equipment (e.g. extractor units and water heating units) has been...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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June Ely Boathouse Update

This transformational project continues its progress towards the finishing line in October. The contractors caught a crab and hit a few headwinds (and wet gales) that put them a few weeks behind. They are through that now, have stayed on race pace since, and are...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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March Ely Boathouse Update

The weather has not been so kind to the builders this past month, with a great deal of rain and some frost. The project has continued smoothly, but we have slipped a little behind the plan. The builders have rejigged the timetable and so still expect to complete the...

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2016 Crew Announcement

The official crew announcements and weigh-in for the 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Race took place on Tuesday 1st March at the Central Hall, Westminster. Blue Boat 1 Felix Newman – Selwyn (G’14, ’15) 2 Ali Abbasi – Trinity (G’15) 3 Charlie...

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January Ely Update

The construction of the boathouse in Ely is now well under way. The initial days might have been spent as usual ensuring that the builders’ tea was the right strength, but they then got stuck in with a real fervour, and the project is on time and on budget with...

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