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).

Lent Bumps 2012 Division Times

The schedule of the Lent Bumps 2012 has been altered, as agreed at the Michaelmas 2011 Captains' Meeting, to accommodate those crews wishing to race in the Women's Head of the River Race on Saturday 3rd March. All women's divisions will race every day Tuesday to Friday and will not race on Saturday. Men's divisions will race Tuesday to Saturday with one day off as normal.

University Fours 2011

The University Fours 2011 took place Monday 24th - Friday 28th October 2011.

Congratulations to the winning crews:

Men's Coxless Fours Lady Margaret M1
Men's Coxed Fours, Division 1 Queens' M1 & Caius M1 (dead heat)
Men's Coxed Fours, Division 2 Downing M2
Women's Coxed Fours, Division 1 Downing W1
Women's Coxed Fours, Division 2 St. Catharine's

CUCBC Committee 2011-12

We are pleased to announce that the CUCBC Executive Committee 2011-12 will be

Chair Dr Holly Hedgeland
Senior Treasurer Chris Balmer
CUCBC Honorary Secretary Dan Wilkins
Jesus
CUBC Honorary Secretary Dominic Silk
Hughes Hall
CUWBC Honorary Secretary Fran Knight
Christ's
CULRC Honorary Secretary Mark Varley
Queens'
Coxing Representative Mat Bryan
Peterhouse
Junior Treasurer Tom Grimble
Robinson
Webmaster Dan Wilkins

 

Michell Cup 2010-11

The Michell Cup 2010-11 was won by Newnham College Boat Club.

May Bumps 2011

The May Bumps 2011 took place Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th June.

Thanks to all for a good week's racing and congratulations to the headship crews, Caius (men) and Downing (women). See you next year!

May Bumps 2011 – Final Results Men Women

» May Bumps
» Division Times
» Information for Spectators

CUCBC Committee Positions 2011-12

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.

  • CUCBC Honorary Secretary
  • Coxes' Representative
  • Junior Treasurer
  • Events Secretary

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 races) tend to be shared between committee members who will work together throughout the year.

If you wish to run for one of the above positions, please send a brief manifesto outlining your experience and what you will bring to the position to Dan Wilkins (dan [at] cucbc.org), CUCBC Honorary Secretary, by Wednesday 8th June.

Small Boats Regatta 2011

The Small Boats Regatta 2011 took place Monday 25th - Wednesday 27th April.

The winners of each event are listed below and full results are available here.

Bushe-Fox Freshman’s Sculls Girton (Blackwell)
Delafield Championship Sculls Downing (Polgreen)
Fairbairn Junior Sculls (Men) Fitzwilliam (Marron)
Fairbairn Junior Sculls (Women) First and Third (Robson)
Foster-Fairbairn Pairs (Men) Jesus (Hardy-Tran-Viet)
Foster-Fairbairn Pairs (Women) Dead heat between Jesus (Hall-McRae) and Jesus (Laurenson-Smith)
Lowe Double Sculls (Men) Caius (Walker-Thorp)
Lowe Double Sculls (Women) Pembroke/Peterhouse (Allen-Railton)
Lowe Double Sculls (Mixed) Fitzwilliam (Fell-Foxwell)
Magdalene Silver Pairs Caius/Queens' (Mildon-Carson)
Maiden Sculls Newnham (Ball)
Peter Brandt Sculls Emmanuel (Kenyon)

The Colquhoun Sculls were won by Chris Kerr (St. Catharine’s).

Those who have not yet been awarded medals may collect them before the Captains’ Meeting at 5pm this Sunday 1st May in the Umney Lounge, Robinson College.

Congratulations to the winning crews and thank you to all competitors for a good few days' racing.

Boat Race Results

The Boat Race 2011 took place on Saturday 26th March.

Oxford vs. Cambridge Oxford win
Goldie vs. Isis Isis win

The Henley Boat Races 2011 took place on Sunday 27th March.

CUWBC vs. OUWBC OUWBC win
Blondie vs. Osiris Blondie win
CUWBC Lightweights vs. OUWBC Lightweights CUWBC Lightweights win
CULRC vs. OULRC OULRC win

Intercollegiate races took place at the Henley Boat races between the head crews of the Lent Bumps and the Torpids.

Men Caius (Cambridge) vs. Christ Church (Oxford) Caius win
Women Pembroke (Cambridge) vs. Magdalen (Oxford) Pembroke win

 

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