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 Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge unless stated otherwise.

Date Time Event/Note
Sun 23rd Oct 09:00 - 16:00 Fishing Match
Mon 24th - Fri 28th Oct 13:00 - 17:00 Uni IVs
Sun 13th Nov 09:00 - 16:30 Emma Sprints
Sat 19th Nov 07:00 - 16:00 Winter Head (Cantabs)
Thurs 24th - Sat 26th Nov All Day Clare Novices Regatta
Thurs 1st - Fri 2nd Dec All Day Fairbairn Cup (Jesus)
Sat 3rd Dec 10:00 - 15:00 Christmas Head

Event Calendars: CUCBC | CRA | Conservancy

University IVs 2016

The University Fours will take place 24th - 28th October 2016. There are categories for

  • Men's Coxless Fours
  • Men's Coxled Fours (1st division)
  • Men's Coxled Fours (2nd division)
  • Women's Coxled Fours (1st division)
  • Women's Coxled Fours (2nd division)
  • Women's Coxless Fours

Entries (Captain login required) are now open, and will close at 23:45 on Friday 14th October. Payment of entry fees (£25 per crew) and bills should be made by 23:45 on Friday 14th October. See your bills for payment details.

The draw will be published shortly.

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. They 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 (

Michell and Pegasus Cups 2016

The 2015-16 Michell Cup, awarded for the best overall performance on the river during the academic year was awarded to Hughes Hall/Lucy Cavendish.

The 2016 Pegasus Cup, awarded to the best performing club in the May Bumps, was awarded to Corpus Christi.

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.

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

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