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: First VIIIs may boat from 11:00am on both days. All other crews may boat from 11:15am on both days.

Early Morning Restrictions: First VIIIs may boat from lighting down. All other senior crews may boat from 15 minutes after lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am.

Evening Hours will be in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for first boat training 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 and upstream of Baitsbite lock 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 22nd April 09:00 - 14:00 Head of the Cam
Mon 24th-Wed 26th April 14:30 - 17:30 Small Boats Regatta

(Updated 20th Mar 2023)

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

Small Boats Regatta 2023

The Small Boats Regatta 2023 took place from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April 2023, between the hours of 14:30 and 17:30. Published information is available on the SBR 2023 page.

Lent Bumps 2023

The Lent Bumps 2023 took place from Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th March. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions took place on Friday 3rd March.

Lent Bumps 2023 - Final Results Men Women

University IVs 2022

The University IVs 2022 took place from Wednesday 2nd to Friday 4th November.

May Bumps 2022

The May Bumps 2022 took place from Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th June. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions was held on Friday 10th June.

May Bumps 2022 - Final Results Men Women

Lent Bumps 2022

The Lent Bumps 2022 took place from Monday 1st to Saturday 5th March. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions took place on Friday 25th February.

Lent Bumps 2022 - Final Results Men Women
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