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. 1st VIIIs may boat at 11am. All other crews may boat at 11.15am.

Early Mornings: 1st VIIIs may boat at lighting down. All other crews may boat 15 minutes after lighting down.

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
Sun 24th May All day Cambridge Spring Regatta
Tue 2nd June 18:00 - 21:00 X-Press Head
Fri 5th June 18:45 - 21:30 Getting on Race
Wed 10th - Sat 13th June All day May Bumps
Thu 9th July 19:00 - 22:00 CRA Time Race

Event Calendars: CUCBC | CRA | Conservancy

May Bumps 2015

The May Bumps 2015 will be raced between Wednesday 10th and Saturday 13th June. The Getting-On Race will take place on Friday 5th June.

Entries are now closed. The deadline for entries was Friday 15th May. The entry fee is £40 per crew. Entry fees should be paid in full and each club's account should be paid by the entry deadline. Payments can be made online (contact seniortreasurer at for details) or cheques can be sent to Wilfried Genest, CUCBC Honorary Secretary at St. John's College.

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 (

Captains' Meeting Lent 2015

The start of term captains' meeting is scheduled for 5pm on Sunday 18th of January in King's College in the Keyne's Hall (entrance via the Chetwynd Room through the bar).

Captains' Meeting Michaelmas 2014

The start of term captains' meeting is scheduled for 5pm on Sunday 12th October in King's College in the Audit Room. Directions will be in place from the porters lodge.

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