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). In the nesting season, locations of known nests are posted here.

(Updated 27th September 2018)

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
Sat 16th Feb 08:00 - 17:30 Pembroke Regatta
Sun 17th Feb 08:30 - 15:00 Winter League 2 (CRA) - Captains see email for row-throughs
Fri 1st March 13:00 - 18:00 Lent Bumps Getting-On Race
Tues 5th - Fri 8th March 13:00 - 18:00 Lent Bumps
Sat 9th March 11:00 - 18:00 Lent Bumps
Sat 10th March 10:00 - 15:00 Junior Sculling Head
Tues 12th March TBC Second Trinity Challenge Sculls
Thurs 14th March TBC Catz Cardinals
Sat 24th March 08:30 - 15:00 Winter League 3 (CRA) - Captains see email for row-throughs

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

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.

Michell and Pegasus Cups 2018

The 2018 Michell Cup for the best overall performance during the year's competitions, and the Pegasus Cup, for the best performance in the May Bumps were won by Wolfson. Congratulations!

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
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