Announcements

Coronavirus Update

In light of updated Government Advice, British Rowing have begun to relax the restrictions on rowing in England. They have since published detailed guidance to assist rowing clubs in planning their re-opening (British Rowing are currently in "Phase B" of their advice).

College Boatclub Captains should read the advice sent to their CUCBC emails before creating any plans.

Some CRA Rowing Clubs (Town Clubs) have already implemented plans to allow for limited access to the river. As college boatclubs put plans in place (once they've been signed off by the relevant college authorities) and more of the town clubs implement their own plans, there may be more single scullers (or doubles / pairs if there are multiple people from the same household) on the river. Please note that they will be there in accordance with both Government and British Rowing advice, and should be maintaining social distancing at all times.

Statements from CUCBC

Wednesday 8th April 2020:

Dear friends,

This is to officially confirm that the 2020 May Bumps scheduled for 10-13 June are cancelled. This is in line with the general transfer of the University to a virtual existence, and with BR and government advice.

We look forward to reconvening in happier times, and will be in touch again as soon as appropriate.

With all our best wishes,
David Munday on behalf of the CUCBC committees.
--
Dr David Munday, Chairman, Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs

Tuesday 17th March 2020:

Dear friends,

I regret to have to let you know the following, taken in the light of advice from the University and BR and the government:

  • The Small Boat Regatta is cancelled - refunds will be arranged for those who have entered, in due course.
  • The Easter term captains' meetings will not be held.
  • We have not yet been instructed directly to cancel large events, but we will monitor evolving government, BR and University advice over the coming weeks and update you when we have a clearer picture as to the Mays.

You will probably have received information via your Colleges about the overall emergency planning in the University, which it is not my business to repeat here, but the CUCBC aims to follow this advice closely, and to be consistent with it: one statement is at https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus

We would like to stress that we're all volunteers and none of us are experts in public health. Clubs must continue to exercise their own judgement and common sense. However, with that said, we have the following thoughts:

  1. Our interpretation of the statement by the Prime Minister yesterday evening (specifically that 'now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others') is that we would discourage crew outings at the moment. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020.

    We have also noted the British Rowing guidance issued prior to the government statement, which can be found at https://www.britishrowing.org/2020/03/ceo-update-on-coronavirus-covid-19/ - all BR events are suspended until at least the end of April.

  2. There are a few races scheduled in the coming weeks organised by CRA clubs. They will each make their own assessment of whether it is appropriate to postpone or cancel - at the present time the decision as to whether or not to enter is left to individual crews. We understand from informal contacts that many of these races will not run.

We will be in touch as and when we have more to say, in the meantime please do what you can to look after yourselves.

With all best wishes,
David Munday.
--
Dr David Munday, Chairman, Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs

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)

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.

Small Boats Regatta 2019

The final results for SBR 2019 are now available here. Thank you to everyone who competed or marshalled for helping to make the event such a success. Medals will be presented at 18:00 on Monday 6th May in the King's College Bar.

This year we had 50 entries from 20 different colleges, a signifcant increase on recent years. Any feedback on the new rule changes, or the event more generally, will be gratefully received - let us know if there is anything we could do better next year!

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.

May Bumps 2018

The May Bumps 2018 took place from Wednesday 13th June to Saturday 16th June. The Getting-on Race took place on Friday 8th June, the results of which are available here.

May Bumps 2018 - Final Results Men Women

CUCBC Privacy Policy

The CUCBC privacy policy has been updated in light of recent changes to legislation. The latest version can be found here.

Michaelmas Captains Meeting

The Michaelmas Captains Meeting was held on Sunday 8th October at 5pm in the Audit Room at King's College. The minutes have now been published.

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