Meetings

Statements from CUCBC

Wednesday 8th April 2020:

Dear friends,

This is to officially confirm that the 2020 May Bumps scheduled for 10-13 June are cancelled. This is in line with the general transfer of the University to a virtual existence, and with BR and government advice.

We look forward to reconvening in happier times, and will be in touch again as soon as appropriate.

With all our best wishes,
David Munday on behalf of the CUCBC committees.
--
Dr David Munday, Chairman, Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs

Tuesday 17th March 2020:

Dear friends,

I regret to have to let you know the following, taken in the light of advice from the University and BR and the government:

  • The Small Boat Regatta is cancelled - refunds will be arranged for those who have entered, in due course.
  • The Easter term captains' meetings will not be held.
  • We have not yet been instructed directly to cancel large events, but we will monitor evolving government, BR and University advice over the coming weeks and update you when we have a clearer picture as to the Mays.

You will probably have received information via your Colleges about the overall emergency planning in the University, which it is not my business to repeat here, but the CUCBC aims to follow this advice closely, and to be consistent with it: one statement is at https://www.cam.ac.uk/coronavirus

We would like to stress that we're all volunteers and none of us are experts in public health. Clubs must continue to exercise their own judgement and common sense. However, with that said, we have the following thoughts:

  1. Our interpretation of the statement by the Prime Minister yesterday evening (specifically that 'now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others') is that we would discourage crew outings at the moment. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-statement-on-coronavirus-16-march-2020.

    We have also noted the British Rowing guidance issued prior to the government statement, which can be found at https://www.britishrowing.org/2020/03/ceo-update-on-coronavirus-covid-19/ - all BR events are suspended until at least the end of April.

  2. There are a few races scheduled in the coming weeks organised by CRA clubs. They will each make their own assessment of whether it is appropriate to postpone or cancel - at the present time the decision as to whether or not to enter is left to individual crews. We understand from informal contacts that many of these races will not run.

We will be in touch as and when we have more to say, in the meantime please do what you can to look after yourselves.

With all best wishes,
David Munday.
--
Dr David Munday, Chairman, Cambridge University Combined Boat Clubs

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.

Michaelmas Captains Meeting

The Michaelmas Captains Meeting was held on Sunday 8th October at 5pm in the Audit Room at King's College. The minutes have now been published.

Captains' Meeting

The next captains' meeting will be held at the start of the Michaelmas Term 2017.

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.

Michaelmas Term Captains' Meeting

The Michaelmas term captains' meeting will be held on Sunday 6th October at 5pm in Robinson College Umney Theatre.

Captains wishing to add an item to the agenda should email it to Tom Grimble, CUCBC Honorary Secretary (tom@cucbc.org) at least 48 hours before the meeting. An agenda will be circulated ahead of the meeting.

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

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.

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