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Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches). In the nesting season, locations of known nests are posted here:

  • There have been ducklings sighted both at Combined and along the stretch of boathouses opposite Midsummer Common. There are also some around the P&E / on the long reach.
  • There’s a large number of newly hatched ducklings on Ditton Corner.
  • There is a swans' nest in the reeds just downstream of the backwater on the outside of Ditton Corner. Cygnets are expected soon.
  • There are a pair of swans with three cygnets between the P&E and Ditton Corner.
  • Cygnets have been sighted at Horningsea, with parents, one of which has attacked an VIII.
  • There is another swans' nest near Bottisham Lock.

(Updated 11th June 2018)

Forthcoming River Closures

Evening Hours are in effect during 17:30-20:00 on weekdays during Easter Full Term for upper boats only. Please see the Evening Rowing page for more information.

Weekend Rowing: All crews may boat at 11:00am on both days. All novice crews must be accompanied by a bank party, and novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Early Morning Restrictions: All non-novice crews may boat at lighting down. Crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry lights. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am, and must be accompanied by a bank party. Novice crews must have an experienced cox for their first outing.

Details of forthcoming closures of the river to CUCBC crews are shown below. All are for the river downstream of Chesterton Corner / Green Dragon Footbridge unless stated otherwise. Where an event allows row throughs for Senior Crews, these are defined as crews which may row below Baitsbite lock (i.e first boats and crews in the first two divisions of May Bumps).

Date Time Event/Note
Sat 23rd June 08:30 - 13:30 Fishing Match - Baitsbite Lock to the A14 Bridge
Thurs 5th July 19:30 - 21:00 CRA Time Race
Tue 17th - Fri 20th July 16:00 - 21:30 CRA Town Bumps
Sat 25th August 08:30 - 18:00 Fishing Match and Cantabs Regatta
Sat 8th Sept 09:00 - 19:00 Dragon Boat Festival
Sun 9th Sept 09:00 - 18:00 Cambridge Autumn Regatta
Sat 29th Sept 09:30 - 15:00 Cambridge SBH

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

CUCBC Privacy Policy

The CUCBC privacy policy has been updated in light of recent changes to legislation. The latest version can be found here.

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. They 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 (committee@cucbc.org).

Weil's Disease Information

The University Safety Office has asked CUCBC to pass on some information regarding Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which can cause mild flu like symptoms, but in rare cases can develop into Weil's Disease, which can be life threatening.

Rowers and Coxes are at risk of contracting Leptospirosis from the River Cam, especially if river water gets in contact with cuts or is ingested. Rowers are advised to use waterproof dressings on cuts wherever possible, avoid swallowing any river water and to use water bottles with sealable lids (to avoid water in the bottom of the boat coming into contact with the lip/opening of the bottle).

If you think you may have contracted Leptospirosis, or want to find more information, the NHS website has more.

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 (committee@cucbc.org).

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.

Early Morning Marshals

The new Early Moring 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 of 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 (committee@cucbc.org).

Handover of CUCBC Email Accounts

Just a reminder to all previous captains to hand over access to your club's CUCBC email account to the new officers ahead of the start of term.

If you are having any trouble accessing your accounts please contact Dr Dan Wilkins (webmaster@cucbc.org) to arrange a password reset.

Men's and Women's Hours - Easter Term 2018

Rule 11 details the restrictions on rowing that come into force on weekdays during Easter Full Term:

  • Early Hour: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Changeover: 6:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Late Hour: 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The only crews permitted to row between Chesterton and Baitsbite Lock  during these periods are:

  • 1st VIIIs
  • VIIIs in 1st and 2nd Divisions of the May Bumps

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