Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs is the umbrella organisation for student rowing at the University of Cambridge, consisting of the University and College Boat Clubs.

As well as organising the Lent and May Bumps, CUCBC also regulates student clubs' use of the River Cam.

Small Boats Regatta 2019

The draw and race timetable for SBR 2019 are now available here. Races will take place on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April. The marshals' rota has been drawn up based on the number of entries from each club, and is available below. Please note that marshals need not be competitors themselves (although they can be), but it does help if they have some understanding of the regatta format. Marshals should meet at the Railway Bridge at the start of their shift. Clubs are welcome to swap marshalling slots amongst themselves - please email the committee if you do so. Clubs which fail to provide marshals risk having their entries disqualified, as we cannot run safe (or fair) racing without an adequate number of marshals.

Novice races will be run side-by-side along the reach. All other races will be run in the line astern "chasing" format, from the posts downstream of the A14 bridge to the posts downstream of the railway bridge. The Mixed Double Sculls and Women's Pairs have exactly 3 entries each, and so both of these events will be run as a straight 3-way final.

Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches). Crews should exercise extra caution and avoid stopping near to any nests. Known nest locations so far are:

  • The inside of Grassy Corner
  • Upstream of the Railway Bridge

(Updated 23rd April 2019)

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: 1st VIIIs only may boat at 11:00am on both days; all other crews may boat from 11:15am. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Early Morning Restrictions: 1st VIIIs only may boat at lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o, must maintain full-crew full-slide rowing until Chesterton, and must not spin upstream of Baitsbite within 15 minutes of lighting down. All other senior crews may boat from 15 minutes after lighting down. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am or 15 minutes after lighting down, whichever is later, and must be accompanied by a bank party. Novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Evening Hours are in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for upper boats only. Please see the Evening Rowing page for more information.

Details of forthcoming closures of the river to CUCBC crews are shown below. All are for the river downstream of Chesterton Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge unless stated otherwise. Where an event allows row throughs for Senior Crews, these are defined as crews which may row below Baitsbite lock (i.e first boats and crews in the first two divisions of May Bumps).

Date Time Event/Note
Sun 14th April 10:00 - 13:30 St. Radegund Mile
Tue 23 - Wed 24 April 13:30 - 17:45 Small Boats Regatta
Sat 27th April 08:30 - 15:00 Head of the Cam
Sat 4th May 08:30-15:00 Cambridge Head to Head
Sun 5th May 12:00-19:30 City Sprints (Outside the Boathouses)

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

Lent Bumps 2019

The 2019 Lent Bumps took place from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th March 2019. The Getting-On Race was held on Friday 1st March.

Lent Bumps 2019 - Final Results Men Women

Early Morning Traffic Restrictions

As of Monday 12th November, each club will be permitted a maximum of two boats on the water at any one time between lighting down and 8:30am. This applies to IVs and VIIIs, but not to singles, doubles or tub pairs.

University IVs 2018

The University IVs 2018 will run from Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October. Entries will open shortly after the captains' meeting, and will close on Friday 12th October. Entries must be made through college captains' CUCBC accounts, and further information will be disseminated through captains' CUCBC email addresses, so please ensure these are handed over from last year's captains where necessary. All competing crews will be expected to provide marshals to ensure the safe running of the regatta.

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