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.

 

University IVs 2021

The University IVs 2021 will take place during the week commencing 1st November.

Entries have closed. The draw and race timetable will be available soon.

Wildlife Guidance

A reminder of the Wildlife guidance from the Cambridge River Users Group (also found in our Guidance for Coxes and Coaches).

This post will be updated with the location of any nests when they become known.

(Updated 21st October 2021)

Forthcoming River Closures

Weekend Rowing: All crews may boat from 11:00am on both days.

Early Morning Restrictions: All Senior crews may boat at lighting down; crews boating within 15 minutes of lighting down must carry white lights visible through 360o. Novice crews may boat from 07:30am.

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

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
Mon 1st - Fri 5th Nov 14:00 - 17:30 (TBC) University IVs
Sat 20th November 07:00 - 16:00 Winter Head (Cantabs)
Sun 21st November 09:00 - 16:30 Emma Sprints
Thurs 2nd - Fri 3rd Dec 09:00 - 16:00 Fairbairns (Jesus - whole river)
Sat 4th December TBC Christmas Head (City - whole river)
Sun 5th December 12:00 - 14:30 Canoe race (whole river)

(Updated 21st Oct 2021)

Details of river closures for November/December will be updated at the start of term.

External Event Calendars: CRA | Conservancy

'Smaller Boats' Regatta June 2021

In place of the cancelled University Fours and Small Boats' Regattas, in the Easter Term of 2021 there was a combined regatta for 4s and small boats, which ran from Monday 7th to Friday 11th June. Race results are now available here.

Instead of the usual 'chasing' format, races were run side-by-side over the Pembroke Regatta course, roughly 1100m from the bottom of the long reach to Peter's Posts. Novice 1x races were run over their usual 500m course.

June Eights' Regatta

A one-off side-by-side Regatta held on the Long reach, to replace the cancelled 2021 May Bumps.

The June Eights Regatta ran from Monday 21st June to Thursday 24th June.

Further information is available on the June Eights' Regatta page.

Coronavirus Update - 17th August 2020

In light of British Rowing's move to Phase E of their guidance on the return to rowing, CUCBC’s advice to college clubs remains the same - please do not rush into any changes, and make sure you’re working with boathouse staff and college authorities to develop plans which implement the British Rowing advice, as well as incorporating any extra measures required by your college or specific to your boathouse.

Please do not proceed with the implementation of any plans until your college authorities have been consulted and signed off on them.

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