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.

Michell Cup 2012

Congratulations to St. Catharine's, the winners of the 2012 Michell Cup.

May Bumps 2012

The May Bumps 2012 will took place Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th June.

May Bumps 2012 – Final Results Men Women

Thank you to everyone involved for a good week’s racing and congratulations to the Caius and Downing for retaining the men’s and women’s Headships respectively and all crews who won their blades. See you next Lents!

Note: a number of items of lost property have been handed in, please get in touch if you wish to reclaim them.

» May Bumps
» Division Times
» Information for Spectators

CUCBC Committee Positions 2012-13

With the May Bumps fast approaching and the academic year almost over, we are starting to think about appointing next year's CUCBC Executive Committee. There are four open positions, all of which are open to any member of the College boat clubs. Involvement with the CUCBC committee is fun and rewarding and a good way of giving something back to College rowing in Cambridge, so if you are enthusiastic about college rowing and would like to get involved on the organisational side, please do consider applying for a position.

While there are a number of defined jobs, responsibilities (particularly organising and umpiring the major races) tend to be shared between committee members who will work together throughout the year.

If you wish to run for any of these positions, please send a brief manifesto outlining your experience and what you will bring to the position to Dan Wilkins, CUCBC Honorary Secretary (dan at cucbc.org), by Sunday 3rd June. I also strongly recommend getting involved in umpiring this year’s May Bumps (details of which to follow shortly).

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.

Small Boats Regatta 2012

The Small Boats Regatta 2012 took place Monday 23rd - Wednesday 25th April.

The final results are now available. Congratulations to this year's winners.

Bushe-Fox Freshman's Sculls (Men) Clare (Hunt)
Delafield Championship Sculls (Women) Pembroke (Railton)
Fairbairn Junior Sculls (Men) Emmanuel (Kenyon)
Fairbairn Junior Sculls (Women) Trinity Hall (Machin)
Foster-Fairbairn Pairs (Men) Caius (Beck-Lloyd)
Foster-Fairbairn Pairs (Women) Caius (Richards-Lechner)
Lowe Double Sculls (Men) Peterhouse (Two Fat ladies)
Lowe Double Sculls (Mixed) Pembroke-St. Catharine's (Railton-Kerr)
Lowe Double Sculls (Women) Pembroke (Maw-Game)
Maiden Sculls (Women) Trinity Hall (Archer)
Peter Brandt Sculls (Men) Christ's (Longman)

The Colquhoun Sculls 2012 were won by Chris Kerr of St. Catharine's.

Lent Bumps 2012

The Lent Bumps 2012 took place Tuesday 28th February - Saturday 3rd March.

Congratulations to Caius and Downing for retaining the men's and women's headships respectively and thanks to all crews for a good week's racing!

Lent Bumps 2012 – Final Results Men Women

» Lent Bumps
» Division Times
» Watching the Bumps

Ice

As you will no doubt be aware, the river has been freezing over recently due to the cold weather.

When there is substantial ice on the river (the guideline on the Cam is that the ice is more than 1mm thick more than 2m from the bank), crews should not boat. Ice poses a hazard to the hull as it can cut through the relatively thin and delicate composite material, in turn leading to swamping of the boat.

The river is now thawing out, though ice remains across the river at Ditton corner and on Plough Reach.

As the ice starts to thaw out now, the flag will be downgraded from red, though crews who do choose to boat should exercise extreme caution. If you encounter ice, turn back and do not attempt to row through it. As usual, if you don't think continuing or even boating in the first place is safe don't do it!

During busy periods of the day, we may keep a yellow rather than green flag as the restricted usable length of the river limits the number of crews that can safely be out at any one time.

Crews are advised to bring extra layers, kept in a plastic bag to keep them dry in the boat, or carried by coaches on the bank. Also, try not to sit around not moving (this includes fours or pairs sitting out during a warm up - keep rotating who's rowing) for extended periods of time. If anyone is displaying symptoms of hypothermia (turning pale, shivering, limited mobility, slow mental responses, slurred speech), they should put on extra layers and get back to the boathouse as quickly as possible to warm up.

Cyclists should exercise caution as there is substantial snow and ice on the towpath. This may mean you will need to spend more time looking where you are going rather than at your crew and you may need to cycle slower than usual over snowy or icy patches (common sense really!)

If you encounter any problems, please do report them to the CUCBC Executive Committee (committee [at] cucbc.org).

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