May Bumps

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

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

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

May Bumps 2017

The May Bumps 2017 took place from Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th June. The Getting-On Race took place on Friday 9th June, the results of which can be found here.

Congratulations to Lady Margaret for retaining the Men's Headship and Jesus for winning the Women's Headship and thanks to all crews for a good week's racing!

May Bumps 2017 - Final Results Men Women

May Bumps 2016

The May Bumps 2016 took place from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th June. The Getting-On Race was on Friday 3rd June.

Thank you to all crews for a good week's racing and particular congratulations to Lady Margaret for winning the Men's Headship and Downing who retained the Women's Headship.

May Bumps 2016 - Final Results Men Women

Notes and Fines from the Umpires

May Bumps 2015

The May Bumps 2015 took place between Wednesday 10th and Saturday 13th June.

Many thanks to all crews, bank parties, spectators and umpires for making the races a huge success. We hope everyone enjoyed the week. Congratulations to Caius Men and Downing Women for winning their respective Headships.

May Bumps 2015 - Final Results Men Women

The Getting-On Race took place on Friday 5th June and further details can be found here.

May Bumps 2014

The May Bumps 2014 took place from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th June.

Many thanks to all crews, bank parties, spectators and umpires for making the races a huge success. We hope everyone enjoyed the week.

The final results from racing are available below.

May Bumps 2014 - Final Results Men Women

Notes & Fines from the Umpires

The Getting-on Race was held on the afternoon of Friday 6th June. Further details can be found here.

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May Bumps 2013

The May Bumps 2013 took place from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th June.

Thank you to all crews for a good week's racing, with particular congratulations to Clare for winning the women's Headship and Caius for retaining the men's Headship.

May Bumps 2013 – Final Results Men Women

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May Bumps 2012

The May Bumps 2012 will took place Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th June.

May Bumps 2012 – Final Results Men Women

Thank you to everyone involved for a good week’s racing and congratulations to the Caius and Downing for retaining the men’s and women’s Headships respectively and all crews who won their blades. See you next Lents!

Note: a number of items of lost property have been handed in, please get in touch if you wish to reclaim them.

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May Bumps 2010

The May Bumps 2010 took place Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th June. Full information about the May Bumps can be found in the May Bumps section.

Thanks to all for a good week's racing and congratulations to First and Third (men) and Pembroke (women) for retaining their respective headships. See you next year!

Final Results Men Women Printable Charts

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