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.

Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches). This post will be updated with known nest locations in Spring 2020.

(Updated 3rd October 2019)

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: First eights may boat at 11:00am on both days. all other crews may boat from 11:15am.

Early Morning Restrictions: First eights may boat at lighting down, all other crews may boat from 15 minutes after lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. College crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must row full-crew and full-slide until at least Chesterton Footbridge, and must row all of the way to Baitsbite lock before spinning. Crews unable to meet these requirements may not boat within 15 minutes of lighting down.

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 19 Jan 09:00 - 15:00 CRA Winter League - no row throughs as there's also
a fishing match in Horningsea (below Baitsbite)
Sat 25 Jan 10:00 - 16:30 Head to Head
Fri 31 Jan 14:00 - 16:30 Robinson Head
Sat 08 Feb 10:00 - 17:00 Newnham Head
Sat 15 Feb TBC Pembroke Regatta
Fri 21 Feb 14:00 - 18:00 Getting-on Race
Sun 23 Feb 09:00 - 15:00 CRA Winter League - no row throughs as there's also
a fishing match in Horningsea (below Baitsbite)
Tue 25 - Sat 29 Feb 12:00 - 17:30 Lent Bumps
Sat 14 March 09:00 - 15:00 CRA Winter League
Sun 15 March 12:00 - 15:00 Junior Sculling Head
Sun 22 March 11:00 - 14:00 Canoe Marathon - no row throughs

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

CUCBC Captains' Meeting - Lent 2020

The CUCBC Captains' Meeting for Lent 2020 was held at 17:00 on Sunday 19th Jan. Minutes have been emailed to Captains and will be uploaded soon.

University Fours 2019

The University IVs ran from Monday 4th to Friday 8th November. Thank you to all of the clubs who entered and their marshals for ensuring the racing went ahead prompty and safely. The winners were:

  • Women's Coxed Four (First Division): Jesus W1
  • Men's Coxed Four (First Division): Lady Margaret M1
  • Women's Coxed Four (Second Division): Lady Margaret W2
  • Men's Coxed Four (Second Division): Lady Margaret M2

May Bumps 2019

The May Bumps 2019 took place from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th June. The Getting-On Race took place on Friday 7th June.

Thanks to all for a good week's racing and congratulations to Caius and Newnham for winning the Men's and Women's Headships, respectively. See you next year!

May Bumps 2019 - Final Results Men Women

Michell and Pegasus Cups 2019

The 2019 Michell Cup, awarded by CUCBC for the best overall performance during the year, was won by Caius.

The 2019 Pegasus Cup, awarded by Milton Brewery for the best overall performance in the May Bumps, was won by Clare Hall.

Our congratulations to both clubs!

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