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. All crews may boat at 11.00am. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Early Mornings: Senior crews may boat at lighting down. All novice crews may boat at 7:30am or 15 minutes after lighting down, whichever is later. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

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
Thu 3rd Dec & Fri 4th Dec 08:45 - 16:30 The Fairbairn Cup
Sat 12th Dec 10:00 - 15:00 Christmas Head
Sun 10th Jan 08:00 - 15:00 Winter League
Sat 23rd Jan All day Winter H2H

Event Calendars: CUCBC | CRA | Conservancy

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.

University Fours 2015

The University Fours 2015 took place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th October.

Congratulations to the winning crews:

Men's Coxed Four (First Division) Peterhouse (M1)
Men's Coxed Four (Second Division) LMBC (M1B)
Men's Coxless Four First and Third (M1)
Women's Coxless Four (First Division) Downing (W1)
Women's Coxless Four (Second Division) Christ's (W2)

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.

Lent Bumps 2015

The Lent Bumps 2015 took place between Wednesday 25th and Saturday 28th Febrary. The Getting-On Race was on Friday 20th February.

Thank you all for a good week's racing and particular congratulations to Caius Men and Christ's Women for winning their respective Headships.

Lent Bumps 2015 - Final Results Men Women

Notes and Fines from the Umpires

Early Morning Marshals

The new Early Morning Marshals' rota for this term has now been updated.

In accordance with Rule 34, the College clubs are required to provide marshals to enforce the early morning noise and traffic restrictions.

Marshals should arrive at their station promptly at lighting down and remain in position until 08:30. All the equipment (bibs, clipboards, record sheets) can be found at LMBC Boat House (just to the left of the front door at the side of the building). Marshals should read the instructions on the website before arriving for duty - Marshals Instructions

Please check the rota very carefully for your club's slots. Clubs will be fined for failing to provide competent marshals.

If you have any queries about marshaling, or if marshals experience problems while on duty (lost equipment or unforeseen circumstances), please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Committee (

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