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.

Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches). This post will be updated with known nest locations in Spring 2020.

(Updated 3rd October 2019)

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: All crews may boat at 11:00am on both days.

Early Morning Restrictions: All crews may boat at lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. Crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must row full-crew and full-slide until at least Chesterton Footbridge, and must row all of the way to Baitsbite lock before spinning. Crews unable to meet these requirements may not boat within 15 minutes of lighting down.

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.

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
Tue 10 March 13:30 - 18:30 STCS/Talbott Cup
Thu 12 March 10:00 - 18:00 Cardinals
Sat 14 March 09:00 - 15:00 CRA Winter League
Sun 15 March 10:00 - 15:00 Junior Sculling Head
Sun 22 March 11:00 - 14:00 Canoe Marathon - no row throughs
Mon 20 - Wed 22 Apr 13:00 - 18:00 Small Boats Regatta
Sat 25 Apr 09:00 - 14:00 Head of the Cam
Sat 02 May 09:00 - 14:00 Head to Head
Sun 03 May 12:00 - 19:30 City sprints - outside the boathouses

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

Lent Bumps 2020

The Lent Bumps 2020 took place from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 February. The Getting-On Race to qualify for the lower divisions took place on Friday 21 February.

Congratulations to Downing women and LMBC men for winning their respective headships!

Lent Bumps 2020 - Final Results Men Women

CUCBC Captains' Meeting - Lent 2020

The CUCBC Captains' Meeting for Lent 2020 was held at 17:00 on Sunday 19th Jan. Minutes have been emailed to Captains and will be uploaded soon.

University Fours 2019

The University IVs ran from Monday 4th to Friday 8th November. Thank you to all of the clubs who entered and their marshals for ensuring the racing went ahead prompty and safely. The winners were:

  • Women's Coxed Four (First Division): Jesus W1
  • Men's Coxed Four (First Division): Lady Margaret M1
  • Women's Coxed Four (Second Division): Lady Margaret W2
  • Men's Coxed Four (Second Division): Lady Margaret M2

May Bumps 2019

The May Bumps 2019 took place from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th June. The Getting-On Race took place on Friday 7th June.

Thanks to all for a good week's racing and congratulations to Caius and Newnham for winning the Men's and Women's Headships, respectively. See you next year!

May Bumps 2019 - Final Results Men Women
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