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.

Early Morning Restrictions

From Monday 24th January until the end of the Lent Term, only first VIIIs will be permitted to boat each morning within the first 10 minutes after lighting down. All other crews may boat from 10 minutes after lighting down.

When warming up in the mornings (and any other times traffic density is high), please ensure you are rowing no less than half crew at half slide. Please keep moving on when it is safe to do so, so as not to cause a hold-up of traffic behind you. This will help congestion in the mornings and at busy times.

Rowers and coxes are reminded that there is to be no coaching from the bank and only essential coxing calls upstream of the Railway Bridge before 07:30. Inexperienced crews who are unable to make it to the Railway Bridge without coaching should not boat before 07:30.

Novice Coxes' Presentation

Slides from the novice coxes' presentation introducing coxing and covering important points about coxing in Cambridge as well as giving advice on developing as a cox are now available in the Coxes and Coaches section of the Handbook. All new coxes should be familiar with this material.

In addition, all coxes should be encouraged to join the CUCBC Coxes' mailing list to ensure they receive important announcements. Information/instructions related to the lists can be found at www.cucbc.org/lists

Also available here are the slides and Novice Coaching Manual from the Lower Boats Captains' Course.

University Fours 2010

The University Fours will take place 1st - 5th November 2010. 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)

Entries are now closed. Payment of entry fees and bills should be sent to Dr Holly Hedgeland (CUCBC Senior Treasurer) at Robinson College. Cheques payable to Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs.

The draw will be published shortly.

» University Fours 2010

May Bumps 2010

The May Bumps 2010 took place Wednesday 9th - Saturday 12th June. Full information about the May Bumps can be found in the May Bumps section.

Thanks to all for a good week's racing and congratulations to First and Third (men) and Pembroke (women) for retaining their respective headships. See you next year!

Final Results Men Women Printable Charts

» May Bumps
» Division Times
» About the Bumps
» Information for Spectators

The Flag on Twitter

Changes to the CUCBC flag status are published on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cucbc.

Follow cucbc on Twitter

This means that you can also very easily get flag updates via text message. To do this, add your mobile number to your twitter account, follow CUCBC, and subscribe to updates from CUCBC.

Many thanks to Matt Drożdżyński (Kings) for setting this up.

Vortex Edge Blades

Use of Vortex edge blades on the Cam

Having now looked extensively into the whole question of vortex edged blades and their use on the Cam, we are now happy for clubs to use this type of blade provided they are the modified type which came in at the tail end of last year. Therefore any club having purchased these blades after October 2009 may use them.

If anyone is unsure whether your blades conform then if a photograph of the blade edge is sent to me (safetyadvisor[at]cucbc.org) I can let you know.

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