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.

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: Allowed on both days. Only first eights boating between 11.00am and 11.15am. Any crew allowed after 11.15am. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Evening Hours are in effect weekdays during Easter Full Term for upper boats only. Please see the Evening Rowing information.

Details of forthcoming closures of the river to CUCBC crews are shown below. All are for the river downstream of Chesterton unless stated otherwise.

Date Time Event/Note
Sat 30th Apr 09:00 - 15:30 Head to Head
Sun 1st May (in front of Boathouses) 12:00 - 21:00 City Sprints
Sun 22nd May 11:00 - 16:00 Champs Head
Sun 29th May 11:00 - 22:00 99s Sprint Regatta
Wed 1st June 18:00 - 21:00 X-press Head
Fri 3rd June TBC May Bumps Getting-On Race
Wed 8th June - Fri 10th June 13:00 - 20:00 May Bumps
Sat 11th June 11:00 - 18:00 May Bumps

Event Calendars: CUCBC | CRA | Conservancy

May Bumps 2016

The May Bumps 2016 will take place Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th June. The Getting-On Race will be during the afternoon of Friday 3rd June.

The deadline for entries is Sunday 8th May. Crews must be entered online and entry fees as well as outstanding club accounts must be paid by this date. In addition to entering crews, crew lists and other content for the Bumps Programme should be submitted separately by the same deadline.

The entry fee is £40 per crew. Payments can be made online (e-mail seniortreasurer[at] for details) or cheques payable to Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs can be sent to Michael Thornton, CUCBC Honorary Secretary at Trinity College.

Small Boats Regatta 2016

The Small Boats Regatta 2016 will took place on Tuesday 19th April. Our thanks to all those who took part and congratulations to the winners.

Delafield Championship Sculls Caius (Casley)
Fairbairn Junior Sculls Emmanuel (Harris)
Foster-Fairbairn Pairs (Men) First and Third (Griffiths-Edgeley)
Lowe Double Sculls (Mixed) Clare (Rademacher-Habjan)
Lowe Double Sculls (Women) First and Third (Grand-Edwards)
Maiden Sculls Darwin (Raisen)
Peter Brandt Sculls King's (Jones)

May Bumping races 2016

The May bumps will be raced from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th June, 2016; more details will be posted on this web-site when entries open.

Lent Bumps 2016

The Lent Bumps 2016 took place Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th February. The Getting-On Race will was held on Friday 19th February.

Thank you to all crews for a good week's racing. Congratulations to Jesus for winning the Women's Headship and to Caius for retaining the Men's Headship!

Lent Bumps 2016 - Final Results Men Women

Notes & Fines from the Umpires

Weil's Disease Information

The University Safety Office has asked CUCBC to pass on some information regarding Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which can cause mild flu like symptoms, but in rare cases can develop into Weil's Disease, which can be life threatening.

Rowers and Coxes are at risk of contracting Leptospirosis from the River Cam, especially if river water gets in contact with cuts or is ingested. Rowers are advised to use waterproof dressings on cuts wherever possible, avoid swallowing any river water and to use water bottles with sealable lids (to avoid water in the bottom of the boat coming into contact with the lip/opening of the bottle).

If you think you may have contracted Leptospirosis, or want to find more information, the NHS website has more.

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