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.

May Bumps 2018

The May Bumps 2018 will take place from Wednesday 13th June to Saturday 16th June. The Getting-on Race will be held on the afternoon of Friday 8th June.

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:

- There have been ducklings sighted both at Combined and along the stretch of boathouses opposite Midsummer Common.

- There is a swans' nest in the reeds just downstream of the backwater on the outside of Ditton Corner. Cygnets are expected soon.

- There is another swans' nest near Bottisham Lock.

(Updated 18th May 2018)

Forthcoming River Closures

Evening Hours are in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for upper boats only. Please see the Evening Rowing page for more information.

Weekend Rowing: All crews may boat at 11:00am on both days. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Early Morning Restrictions: All non-novice crews may boat at lighting down. Crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry lights. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am, and must be accompanied by a bank party. 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 Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge 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
Sun 20th May 11:00 - 16:00 Champs VIIIs Head
Sun 27th May 08:00 - 17:00 Nines Regatta
Tues 5th June 18:00 - 21:30 X-Press Head
Fri 8th June 16:00 - 20:00 Getting-on Race
Wed 13th - Sat 16th June 11:00 - 20:00 May Bumps
Thurs 5th July 19:30 - 21:00 CRA Time Race
Tue 17th - Fri 20th July 16:00 - 21:30 CRA Town Bumps

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

Small Boats Regatta 2018

The Small Boats Regatta 2018 took place on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th April 2018. The results are available here. Congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to all of the marshals and competitors for taking part. The prizegiving will take place at the Captains' Meeting at 1700 on Sunday 29th April, in the Long Room at Murray Edwards College.

Lent Bumps 2018

The Lent Bumps 2018 took place from Tuesday 27th February to Saturday 3rd March. The Getting-on Race was held on the afternoon of Friday 23rd February.

Lent Bumps 2018 - Final Results Men Women

Notes and Fines from the Umpires

Michaelmas Captains Meeting

The Michaelmas Captains Meeting was held on Sunday 8th October at 5pm in the Audit Room at King's College. The minutes have now been published.

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